8 Doesn’t Wisdom p call out?
Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?
at the crossroads, she takes her stand.
at the main entrance, she cries out:
my cry is to mankind.
develop common sense, you who are foolish.
and what my lips say is right.
7 For my mouth tells the truth, s
and wickedness is detestable to my lips.
none of them are deceptive or perverse. t
9 All of them are clear to the perceptive, u
and right to those who discover knowledge.
and knowledge rather than pure gold. v
11 For wisdom is better than jewels, w
and nothing desirable can compare with it. x
and have knowledge and discretion. y
I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct,
and perverse speech.
14 I possess good advice and competence; a
I have understanding and strength. b
15 It is by me that kings reign c
and rulers enact just law;
as do nobles and all righteous judges. d
17 I love those who love me, e
and those who search for me find me. f
18 With me are riches and honor, g
lasting wealth and righteousness. h
and my harvest than pure silver. i
along the paths of justice,
and filling their treasuries.
22 “The Lord made j me
at the beginning of His creation, k
before His works of long ago. l
from the beginning, before the earth began. m
when there were no watery depths n
and no springs filled with water.
before the mountains and hills were established, o
or the first soil on earth.
27 I was there when He established the heavens, p
when He laid out the horizon on the surface of the ocean, q
when the fountains of the ocean gushed out,
so that the waters would not violate His command, r
when He laid out the foundations of the earth. s
I was His v delight every day,
always rejoicing before Him.
31 I was rejoicing in His inhabited world, w
those who keep my ways are happy. y
33 Listen to instruction and be wise; z
don’t ignore it.
34 Anyone who listens to me is happy, a
watching at my doors every day,
waiting by the posts of my doorway.
35 For the one who finds me finds life b
and obtains favor from the Lord, c
all who hate me love death.” f
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