Proverbs 8 (TRV)

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  • 1 Does not wisdom shout out, and understanding lift up her voice?
  • 2 She takes her stand on the top of the high places, beside the way in the places of pathways.
  • 3 She shouts at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors:
  • 4 “To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.
  • 5 O you simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart.
  • 6 Listen, because I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will be right things;
  • 7 because, my mouth will speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
  • 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
  • 9 They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
  • 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold;
  • 11 because, wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things may be desired cannot be compared to it.
  • 12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of clever inventions.
  • 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.
  • 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.
  • 15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.
  • 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
  • 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me early will find me.
  • 18 Riches and honor are with me, yes, durable riches and righteousness.
  • 19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver.
  • 20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgement,
  • 21 that I may cause those who love me to inherit substance, and I will fill their treasuries.
  • 22 “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old.
  • 23 I was established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there ever was an earth.
  • 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.
  • 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth;
  • 26 while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the highest piece of the dust of the world.
  • 27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
  • 28 when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
  • 29 when He assigned to the sea its limit, that the waters would not pass His commandment, when He appointed the foundations of the earth,
  • 30 then I was by Him, like one brought up with Him; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,
  • 31 rejoicing in the habitable part of the earth, and my delights were with the sons of men.
  • 32 “Now therefore, listen to me, O you children, because blessed are those who keep my ways.
  • 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse it.
  • 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
  • 35 Because, whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from the LORD;
  • 36 but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.”
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