||Because of this, I chose, and understanding was given to me; and I prayed, and the spirit of wisdom came to me;
||and I placed her before kingdoms and thrones, and I considered riches nothing in comparison with her.
||Neither did I compare to her a precious stone, for all gold in comparison with her is like a little sand, and silver, in view of her, will be valued as if dirt.
||I loved her above health and beauty, and I placed having her before light, for her light is unfailing.
||Yet all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable honors by her hand;