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Proverbs 8:32–36

32  “And now, lO sons, listen to me:

mblessed are those who keep my ways.

33  nHear instruction and be wise,

and do not neglect it.

34  oBlessed is the one who listens to me,

watching daily at my gates,

waiting beside my doors.

35  For pwhoever finds me qfinds life

and robtains favor from the Lord,

36  but he who fails to find me sinjures himself;

all who thate me ulove death.”

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Proverbs 8:32–36 — The New International Version (NIV)

32 “Now then, my children, listen to me;

blessed are those who keep my ways.

33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;

do not disregard it.

34 Blessed are those who listen to me,

watching daily at my doors,

waiting at my doorway.

35 For those who find me find life

and receive favor from the Lord.

36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;

all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children:

For blessed are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction, and be wise,

And refuse it not.

34 Blessed is the man that heareth me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 For whoso findeth me findeth life,

And shall obtain favour of the Lord.

36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul:

All they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 8:32–36 — New Living Translation (NLT)

32 “And so, my children, listen to me,

for all who follow my ways are joyful.

33 Listen to my instruction and be wise.

Don’t ignore it.

34 Joyful are those who listen to me,

watching for me daily at my gates,

waiting for me outside my home!

35 For whoever finds me finds life

and receives favor from the Lord.

36 But those who miss me injure themselves.

All who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

32 “Now therefore, listen to me, my children,

For blessed are those who keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction and be wise,

And do not disdain it.

34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 For whoever finds me finds life,

And obtains favor from the Lord;

36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;

All those who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — New Century Version (NCV)

32 “Now, my children, listen to me,

because those who follow my ways are happy.

33 Listen to my teaching, and you will be wise;

do not ignore it.

34 Happy are those who listen to me,

watching at my door every day,

waiting at my open doorway.

35 Those who find me find life,

and the Lord will be pleased with them.

36 Those who do not find me hurt themselves.

Those who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

32 Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me;

For blessed are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction, and be wise,

And refuse it not.

34 Blessed is the man that heareth me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 For whoso findeth me findeth life,

And shall obtain favor of Jehovah.

36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul:

All they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 8:32–36 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

32 And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways: 33 hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah; 36 but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 8:32–36 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

32 “Now, sons, listen to me.

Blessed are those who follow my ways.

33 Listen to discipline, and become wise.

Do not leave my ways.

34 Blessed is the person who listens to me,

watches at my door day after day,

waits by my doorposts.

35 Whoever finds me finds life

and obtains favor from the Lord.

36 Whoever sins against me harms himself.

All those who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

32 “And now, my sons, listen to me;

those who keep my ways are happy.

33 Listen to instruction and be wise;

don’t ignore it.

34 Anyone who listens to me is happy,

watching at my doors every day,

waiting by the posts of my doorway.

35 For the one who finds me finds life

and obtains favor from the Lord,

36 but the one who misses me harms himself;

all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

32 “And now, my children, listen to me:

happy are those who keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction and be wise,

and do not neglect it.

34 Happy is the one who listens to me,

watching daily at my gates,

waiting beside my doors.

35 For whoever finds me finds life

and obtains favor from the Lord;

36 but those who miss me injure themselves;

all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

32 “And now, children, listen to me;

happy are those who will keep my ways.

33 Hear teaching and be wise;

do not neglect it.

34 Happy is the person who listens to me,

in order to keep watch at my doors day by day,

in order to guard the frames of my entrances.

35 For he who finds me is he who finds life,

and he obtains favor from Yahweh.

36 But he who misses me injures himself.

All those who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

32 “My children, listen to me.

Blessed are those who keep my ways.

33 Listen to my teaching and be wise.

Don’t turn away from it.

34 Blessed is the one who listens to me.

He watches every day at my doors.

He waits beside my doorway.

35 Those who find me find life.

They receive favor from the Lord.

36 But those who don’t find me harm only themselves.

Everyone who hates me loves death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

32 Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,

For blessed are they who keep my ways.

33 Heed instruction and be wise,

And do not neglect it.

34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at my doorposts.

35 “For he who finds me finds life

And obtains favor from the Lord.

36 “But he who sins against me injures himself;

All those who hate me love death.”