2I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty. 3In that she is conversant with God, she magnifieth her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things himself loved her. 4For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works. 5If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things?6And if prudence work; who of all that are is a more cunning workman than she? 7And if a man love righteousness her labours are virtues: for she teacheth temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude: which are such things, as men can have nothing more profitable in their life. 8If a man desire much experience, she knoweth things of old, and conjectureth aright what is to come: she knoweth the subtilties of speeches, and can expound dark sentences: she foreseeth signs and wonders, and the events of seasons and times.