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 Proverbs 8:1 - 36
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 8
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;
 
8:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. F16
 
8:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
 
8:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
 
8:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
 
8:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
 
8:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
 
8:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, F17 F18 before his deeds of old;
 
8:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I was appointed F19 from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
 
8:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;
 
8:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
 
8:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.
 
8:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
 
8:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
 
8:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
 
8:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
 
8:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
 
8:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
 
8:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
 
8:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
 
8:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
 
8:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F16 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts and nobles--all righteous rulers
F17 Or way; or dominion
F18 Or The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work; or The LORD brought me forth at the beginning of his work
F19 Or fashioned

 
 

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