Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? (Proverbs 8:1)

On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; (Proverbs 8:2)

beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: (Proverbs 8:3)

"To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. (Proverbs 8:4)

You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. (Proverbs 8:5)

Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. (Proverbs 8:6)

My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. (Proverbs 8:7)

All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. (Proverbs 8:8)

To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. (Proverbs 8:9)

Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, (Proverbs 8:10)

for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. (Proverbs 8:11)

"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. (Proverbs 8:12)

To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. (Proverbs 8:13)

Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. (Proverbs 8:14)

By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; (Proverbs 8:15)

by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. (Proverbs 8:16)

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. (Proverbs 8:17)

With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. (Proverbs 8:18)

My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. (Proverbs 8:19)

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

bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. (Proverbs 8:21)

"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; (Proverbs 8:22)

I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. (Proverbs 8:23)

When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; (Proverbs 8:24)

before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, (Proverbs 8:25)

before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. (Proverbs 8:26)

I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, (Proverbs 8:27)

when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, (Proverbs 8:28)

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. (Proverbs 8:29)

Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, (Proverbs 8:30)

rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. (Proverbs 8:31)

"Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. (Proverbs 8:32)

Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. (Proverbs 8:33)

Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. (Proverbs 8:34)

For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. (Proverbs 8:35)

But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death." (Proverbs 8:36)

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