Proverbs 8 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice? 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood, 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, The entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud, 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:
4 `Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice [is] unto the sons of men. 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart, 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
6 Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips [is] uprightness. 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips [is] wickedness. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
8 In righteousness [are] all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 All of them [are] plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge. 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold. 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 For better [is] wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it. 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
12 I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 The fear of Jehovah [is] to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, And a froward mouth, I have hated. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Mine [is] counsel and substance, I [am] understanding, I have might. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness, 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;
16 By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth. 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.
17 I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
18 Wealth and honour [are] with me, Lasting substance and righteousness. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 Better [is] my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment, 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
21 To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill. 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
22 Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then. 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth. 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
24 In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters, 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;
25 Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth. 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
26 While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world. 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.
27 In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep, 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth, 29 when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30 Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight -- day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times, 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights [are] with the sons of men. 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
32 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways. 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
34 O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
35 For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
36 And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death! 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."