teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
The way of fools seems right to them,
but the wise listen to advice.
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
but with many advisers they succeed.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,
because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.