24 Wisdom praises herself,
and tells of her glory in the midst of her people.
and in the presence of his hosts she tells of her glory:
and covered the earth like a mist.
and my throne was in a pillar of cloud.
and traversed the depths of the abyss.
and over every people and nation I have held sway.a
in whose territory should I abide?
and my Creator chose the place for my tent.
He said, ‘Make your dwelling in Jacob,
and in Israel receive your inheritance.’
and for all the ages I shall not cease to be.
and so I was established in Zion.
and in Jerusalem was my domain.
in the portion of the Lord, his heritage.
and like a cypress on the heights of Hermon.
14 I grew tall like a palm tree in En-gedi,b
and like rosebushes in Jericho;
like a fair olive tree in the field,
and like a plane tree beside waterc I grew tall.
and like choice myrrh I spread my fragrance,
like galbanum, onycha, and stacte,
and like the odor of incense in the tent.
and my branches are glorious and graceful.
and my blossoms become glorious and abundant fruit.d
and eat your fill of my fruits.
and the possession of me sweeter than the honeycomb.
and those who drink of me will thirst for more.
and those who work with me will not sin.”
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