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Proverbs 8:1 ←
Is not wisdom crying out, and the voice of knowledge sounding?
Proverbs 8:2 ←
At the top of the highways, at the meeting of the roads, she takes her place;
Proverbs 8:3 ←
Where the roads go into the town her cry goes out, at the doorways her voice is loud:
Proverbs 8:4 ←
I am crying out to you, O men; my voice comes to the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:5 ←
Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
Proverbs 8:6 ←
Give ear, for my words are true, and my lips are open to give out what is upright.
Proverbs 8:7 ←
For good faith goes out of my mouth, and false lips are disgusting to me.
Proverbs 8:8 ←
All the words of my mouth are righteousness; there is nothing false or twisted in them.
Proverbs 8:9 ←
They are all true to him whose mind is awake, and straightforward to those who get knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 ←
Take my teaching, and not silver; get knowledge in place of the best gold.
Proverbs 8:11 ←
For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.
Proverbs 8:12 ←
I, wisdom, have made wise behaviour my near relation; I am seen to be the special friend of wise purposes.
Proverbs 8:13 ←
The fear of the Lord is seen in hating evil: pride, a high opinion of oneself, the evil way, and the false tongue, are unpleasing to me.
Proverbs 8:14 ←
Wise design and good sense are mine; reason and strength are mine.
Proverbs 8:15 ←
Through me kings have their power, and rulers give right decisions.
Proverbs 8:16 ←
Through me chiefs have authority, and the noble ones are judging in righteousness.
Proverbs 8:17 ←
Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me.
Proverbs 8:18 ←
Wealth and honour are in my hands, even wealth without equal and righteousness.
Proverbs 8:19 ←
My fruit is better than gold, even than the best gold; and my increase is more to be desired than silver.
Proverbs 8:20 ←
I go in the road of righteousness, in the way of right judging:
Proverbs 8:21 ←
So that I may give my lovers wealth for their heritage, making their store-houses full.
Proverbs 8:22 ←
The Lord made me as the start of his way, the first of his works in the past.
Proverbs 8:23 ←
From eternal days I was given my place, from the birth of time, before the earth was.
Proverbs 8:24 ←
When there was no deep I was given birth, when there were no fountains flowing with water.
Proverbs 8:25 ←
Before the mountains were put in their places, before the hills was my birth:
Proverbs 8:26 ←
When he had not made the earth or the fields or the dust of the world.
Proverbs 8:27 ←
When he made ready the heavens I was there: when he put an arch over the face of the deep:
Proverbs 8:28 ←
When he made strong the skies overhead: when the fountains of the deep were fixed:
Proverbs 8:29 ←
When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:
Proverbs 8:30 ←
Then I was by his side, as a master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, playing before him at all times;
Proverbs 8:31 ←
Playing in his earth; and my delight was with the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:32 ←
Give ear to me then, my sons: for happy are those who keep my ways.
Proverbs 8:33 ←
Take my teaching and be wise; do not let it go.
Proverbs 8:34 ←
Happy is the man who gives ear to me, watching at my doors day by day, keeping his place by the pillars of my house.
Proverbs 8:35 ←
For whoever gets me gets life, and grace from the Lord will come to him.
Proverbs 8:36 ←
But he who does evil to me, does wrong to his soul: all my haters are in love with death.