Proverbs 8:1-21 LEB

Wisdom Calls

1 Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice?

References for Proverbs 8:1

      2 {Atop the heights}a beside the road, at the crossroads she stands.

      References for Proverbs 8:2

        • Ì 8:2 - Literally "At a head of the heights"
          3 Beside gates, before towns, [at the] entrance of doors, she cries out:
          4 "To you, O {people},b I call, and my cry is to the children of humankind.

          References for Proverbs 8:4

            • Í 8:4 - Literally "men"
              5 Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}.c

              References for Proverbs 8:5

                • Î 8:5 - Literally "heart"
                  6 Listen! For noble things I will speak, and upright things from the opening of my lips.
                  7 My mouth will utter truth, and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.
                  8 All sayings of my mouth [are] in righteousness; none of them are twisted and crooked.
                  9 All of them are straight to him who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge.
                  10 Take my teaching and not silver; may you choose knowledge rather than choice gold.
                  11 For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.
                  12 I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
                  13 The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity.
                  14 {Advice and sound judgment}d are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}.e

                  References for Proverbs 8:14

                    • Ï 8:14 - Literally "To/for me are advice and sound judgment"
                    • Ð 8:14 - Literally "to/for me is strength"
                      15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness.
                      16 By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness.
                      17 I love {those who love me},f and those who seek me diligently shall find me.

                      References for Proverbs 8:17

                        • Ñ 8:17 - Literally "her lovers"
                          18 Fortune and glory [are] with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.
                          19 My fruit is better than gold,g even refined gold, and my yield than choice silver.

                          References for Proverbs 8:19

                            • Ò 8:19 - Literally "fine gold"
                              20 In the way of righteousness I walk, in the midst of paths of justice,
                              21 [in order] to endow those who love me [with] wealth, and I will fill their treasuries.