For the Lord gives
For the Lord gives skillful and godly ; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
The Lord by skillful and godly has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
For the Lord gives ; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
For the LORD giveth : out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
How much better it is to get skillful and godly than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
For skillful and godly shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face,
but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.
The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness, purification of one’s existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity and simplicity; nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger; renunciation, tranquility, aversion to faultfinding, compassion and freedom from covetousness; gentleness, modesty and steady determination; vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the passion for honor–these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature. (16.1-3)