Proverbs 8
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1Does wisdom not call? And understanding give forth her voice?

2At the head of high places by the way, "" She has stood between the paths,

3At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, "" The entrance of the openings, she cries aloud,

4“To you, O men, I call, "" And my voice [is] to the sons of men.

5Understand, you simple ones, prudence, "" And you fools, understand the heart,

6Listen, for I speak noble things, "" And the opening of my lips [is] uprightness.

7For my mouth utters truth, "" And wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.

8All the sayings of my mouth [are] in righteousness, "" Nothing in them is contrary and perverse.

9All of them [are] plain to the intelligent, "" And upright to those finding knowledge.

10Receive my instruction, and not silver, "" And knowledge rather than choice gold.

11For wisdom [is] better than rubies, "" Indeed, all delights are not comparable with it.

12I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, "" And I find out a knowledge of purposes.

13The fear of YHWH [is] to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, "" And a contrary mouth, I have hated.

14Counsel and substance [are] mine, "" I [am] understanding, I have might.

15By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,

16By me chiefs rule, and nobles, "" All judges of earth.

17I love those loving me, "" And those seeking me earnestly find me.

18Wealth and honor [are] with me, "" Lasting substance and righteousness.

19My fruit [is] better than gold, even fine gold, "" And my increase than choice silver.

20I cause to walk in a path of righteousness, "" In midst of paths of judgment,

21To cause my lovers to inherit substance, "" Indeed, I fill their treasures.

22YHWH possessed me—the beginning of His way, "" Before His works since then.

23I was anointed from the age, from the first, "" From former states of the earth.

24In there being no depths, I was brought forth, "" In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters,

25Before mountains were sunk, "" Before heights, I was brought forth.

26While He had not made the earth, and out-places, "" And the top of the dusts of the world.

27In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, "" In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,

28In His strengthening clouds above, "" In His making strong fountains of the deep,

29In His setting for the sea its limit, "" And the waters do not transgress His command, "" In His decreeing the foundations of earth,

30Then I am near Him, a workman, "" And I am a delight—day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,

31Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, "" And my delights [are] with the sons of men.

32And now, you sons, listen to me, "" Indeed, blessed are they who keep my ways.

33Hear instruction, and be wise, and do not slight.

34O the blessedness of the man listening to me, "" To watch at my doors day by day, "" To watch at the doorposts of my entrance.

35For whoever is finding me, has found life, "" And brings out goodwill from YHWH.

36And whoever is missing me, is wronging his soul, "" All hating me have loved death!”

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