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Proverbs 8 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

The Webster Bible (WBT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 She standeth on the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors. 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:
4 To you, O men, I call; and my voice [is] to the sons of man. 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.
8 All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right 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 silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of ingenious inventions. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth. 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
18 Riches and honor [are] with me; durable riches and righteousness. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 My fruit [is] better than gold, yes, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, 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 cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will 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 way, before his works of old. 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
24 When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains 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, before the hills was I brought forth. 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust 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] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 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: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed 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 by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him; 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 [were] with the sons of men. 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
32 Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children: for 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, watching daily at my gates, waiting 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 For whoever findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor from the LORD. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."