Proverbs 8:1–7

Wisdom’s Call

8 Does not wisdom call out?u

Does not understanding raise her voice?

At the highest point along the way,

where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

beside the gate leading into the city,

at the entrance, she cries aloud:v

“To you, O people, I call out;w

I raise my voice to all mankind.

You who are simple,x gain prudence;y

you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.a

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;

I open my lips to speak what is right.

My mouth speaks what is true,z

for my lips detest wickedness.

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