The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Destruction and Death say: 'We have heard a rumor thereof with our ears.'
G-d understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof.
For He looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
When He maketh a weight for the wind, and meteth out the waters by measure.
When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the storm of thunders;
Then did He see it, and declare it; He established it, yea, and searched it out.
And unto man He said: 'Behold, the fear of the L-rd, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.'