Proverbs 8 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud: 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:
4 "To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all humankind. 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
6 Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge. 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.
15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;
16 by me princes govern, and nobles--all who rule on earth. 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.
17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full. 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;
25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
26 before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth. 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.
27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon 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 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
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. 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 was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, 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 his whole world and delighting in humankind. 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
32 "Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death." 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."