How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to choose understanding rather than silver!
The highway of the upright avoids evil;
he who guards his way guards his life.
Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed
than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.