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Proverbs 8

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PROV 8:1 Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?

PROV 8:2 On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she stands.

PROV 8:3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entry doors, she cries aloud:

PROV 8:4 "To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.

PROV 8:5 You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

PROV 8:6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.

PROV 8:7 For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

PROV 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.

PROV 8:9 They are all plain to him who understands, Right to those who find knowledge.

PROV 8:10 Receive my instruction rather than silver; Knowledge rather than choice gold.

PROV 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

PROV 8:12 "I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion.

PROV 8:13 The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.

PROV 8:14 Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.

PROV 8:15 By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

PROV 8:16 By me princes rule; Nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth.

PROV 8:17 I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.

PROV 8:18 With me are riches, honor, Enduring wealth, and prosperity.

PROV 8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; My yield than choice silver.

PROV 8:20 I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

PROV 8:21 That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.

PROV 8:22 "Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, Before his deeds of old.

PROV 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth existed.

PROV 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.

PROV 8:25 Before the mountains were settled in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth;

PROV 8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.

PROV 8:27 When he established the heavens, I was there; When he set a circle on the surface of the deep,

PROV 8:28 When he established the clouds above, When the springs of the deep became strong,

PROV 8:29 When he gave to the sea its boundary, That the waters should not violate his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

PROV 8:30 Then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, Always rejoicing before him,

PROV 8:31 Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.

PROV 8:32 "Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, For blessed are those who keep my ways.

PROV 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.

PROV 8:34 Blessed is the man who hears me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my door posts.

PROV 8:35 For whoever finds me, finds life, And will obtain favor from Yahweh.

PROV 8:36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."


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