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Proverbs 8 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

Douay-Rheims (RHE) New International Version (NIV)
1 Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice? 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 Standing in the top of the highest places by the way, in the midst of the paths, 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 Beside the gates of the city, in the very doors she speaketh, saying: 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:
4 O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice. 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
6 Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things. 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
8 All my words are just, there is nothing wicked, nor perverse in them. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find knowledge. 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not money: choose knowledge rather than gold. 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 For wisdom is better than all the most precious things: and whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to it. 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
12 I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 The fear of the Lord hateth evil; I hate arrogance, and pride, and every wicked way, and a mouth with a double tongue. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Counsel and equity is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.
15 By me kings reign, and lawgivers decree just things. 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;
16 By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice. 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.
17 I love them that love me: and they that in the morning early watch for me, shall find me. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
18 With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 For my fruit is better than gold and the precious stone, and my blossoms than choice silver. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of judgment, 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
21 That I may enrich them that love me, and may fill their treasures. 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning. 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
23 I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
24 The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out. 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;
25 The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth: 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
26 He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was present: when with a certain law, and compass, he enclosed the depths: 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 When he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters: 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the 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 I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing 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 Playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men. 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
32 Now, therefore, ye children, hear me: blessed are they that 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 refuse it not. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
35 He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
36 But he that shall sin against me shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death. 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."