The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you alone will bear it (Prov. 9:10-12).
Wisdom begins by fearing the Lord and by knowing Him. If you acquire wisdom you will have long life.