Proverbs 8:8-11, 27-31 (NRSV)
8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing
twisted or crooked in them.
9 They are all straight to one who understands and right
to those who find knowledge.
10 Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge
rather than choice gold;
11 for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may
desire cannot compare with her.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there, when he
drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established
the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters
might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations
of the earth,
30 then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was
daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the