To labor, and to be content with that a man hath, is a sweet life: but he that findeth a treasure is above them both. Children and the building of a city continue a man's name: but a blameless wife is counted above them both. Wine and music rejoice the heart: but the love of wisdom is above them both. The pipe and the psaltery make sweet melody: but a pleasant tongue is above them both. Thine eye desireth favor and beauty: but more than both corn while it is green. A friend and companion never meet amiss: but above both is a wife with her husband. Brethren and help are against time of trouble: but alms shall deliver more than them both. Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both. Riches and strength lift up the heart: but the fear of the Lord is above them both: there is no want in the fear of the Lord, and it needeth not to seek help. The fear of the Lord is a fruitful garden, and covereth him above all glory.