Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?
It is hidden from the eyes of all living,
concealed even from the birds in the sky.
Destruction and Death say,
“Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
God understands its way,
and He alone knows where it dwells,
for He looks to the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
When He imparted weight to the wind
and meted out the waters by measure,
when He set a limit for the rain
and a path for the thunderbolt,
then He looked at wisdom and appraised it;
He established it and also searched it out.
And to man He said,
“Behold, the fear of the Lord—that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.”