Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, that they may be ready on your lips.
So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have taught you today, even you. Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, to make you know the certainty of the words of truth that you may correctly answer him who sent you?
Do not associate with a man given to anger or go with a hot-tempered man, or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.