The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Solomon states that the starting point of all true wisdom is the fear of the LORD. The benefit of pursuing wisdom is that it leads to multiplied days and increased years. It not only provides for long life but for good and productive living.