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Proverbs 8

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.


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