Proverbs 14:24 (NKJV) — 24 The crown of the wise is their riches, but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Knowledge is like riches. Proverbs 14:18 states, “The prudent are crowned with knowledge” (NKJV). To the wise person, this crown of knowledge is true wealth. This person understands what is truly valuable. And as verse 18 also points out, the only alternative to knowledge is folly.