||Yet he who dedicates
and keeps his mind on the
Torah of the Most High
seeks out the wisdom of all the ancients
and is preoccupied with prophecies.
||He preserves the
statements of famous men
and penetrates the twists of parables.
||He seeks out things
hidden [apocrypha] in proverbs
and dwells on the puzzles [ainigmata] of parables.
||He serves among great (men)
and is seen in the presence of leaders.
He passes through the land of foreign nations
to test the good and the evil among men.
||He devotes his heart to rise
early for the Lord who made him'
and petition in the presence of the Highest.
He opens his mouth in prayer
and prays for his sins.
||If the great Lord (so) wills,
he will be filled with a spirit of understanding.
He will pour out words [rhemata] of wisdom
and acknowledge the Lord in prayer.
||He will correct his counsel and
and will keep his mind on hidden things.
||He will reveal discipline in his
and will glory in the Torah of the Lord's covenant.
||Many will praise his
it will not ever be blotted out.
Memory of him will not pass away
and his name shall live to the last generations.
||The nations will describe his
and the assembly [ekklesia] will proclaim his praise.
||If he lasts, he will leave a
name (greater) than a thousand;
and if he rests, he produced for himself.