Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? (Proverbs 8:1)

On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; (Proverbs 8:2)

Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: (Proverbs 8:3)

"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. (Proverbs 8:4)

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. (Proverbs 8:5)

"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. (Proverbs 8:6)

"For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. (Proverbs 8:7)

"All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. (Proverbs 8:8)

"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. (Proverbs 8:9)

"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. (Proverbs 8:10)

"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. (Proverbs 8:11)

"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. (Proverbs 8:12)

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. (Proverbs 8:13)

"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. (Proverbs 8:14)

"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. (Proverbs 8:15)

"By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. (Proverbs 8:16)

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. (Proverbs 8:17)

"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. (Proverbs 8:18)

"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. (Proverbs 8:19)

"I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, (Proverbs 8:20)

To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries. (Proverbs 8:21)

"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. (Proverbs 8:22)

"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. (Proverbs 8:23)

"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water. (Proverbs 8:24)

"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth; (Proverbs 8:25)

While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world. (Proverbs 8:26)

"When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, (Proverbs 8:27)

When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed, (Proverbs 8:28)

When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth; (Proverbs 8:29)

Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, (Proverbs 8:30)

Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men. (Proverbs 8:31)

"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. (Proverbs 8:32)

"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. (Proverbs 8:33)

"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. (Proverbs 8:34)

"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD. (Proverbs 8:35)

"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death." (Proverbs 8:36)

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