The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 8:1–7

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Wisdom’s Appeal

8 Doesn’t Wisdom p call out?

Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?

At the heights overlooking the road,

at the crossroads, she takes her stand.

Beside the gates q at the entry to r the city,

at the main entrance, she cries out:

“People, I call out to you;

my cry is to mankind.

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced;

develop common sense, you who are foolish.

Listen, for I speak of noble things,

and what my lips say is right.

For my mouth tells the truth, s

and wickedness is detestable to my lips.

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