8 Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
and my cry is to all that live.
acquire intelligence, you who lack it.
and from my lips will come what is right;
wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.
and right to those who find knowledge.
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
12 I, wisdom, live with prudence,a
and I attain knowledge and discretion.
Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
and perverted speech I hate.
I have insight, I have strength.
and rulers decree what is just;
and nobles, all who govern rightly.
and those who seek me diligently find me.
enduring wealth and prosperity.
and my yield than choice silver.
along the paths of justice,
and filling their treasuries.
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