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Proverbs 8

ASV 1 Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? ASV 2 On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth; NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; ASV 3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud: NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: ASV 4 Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men. NIV 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. ASV 5 O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. ASV 6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things. NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. ASV 7 For my mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. ASV 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. NIV 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. ASV 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge. NIV 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. ASV 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; And knowledge rather than choice gold. NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, ASV 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. ASV 12 I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge [and] discretion. NIV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. ASV 13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. ASV 14 Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. ASV 15 By me kings reign, And princes decree justice. NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; ASV 16 By me princes rule, And nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. ASV 17 I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. ASV 18 Riches and honor are with me; [Yea], durable wealth and righteousness. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. ASV 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. ASV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice; NIV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, ASV 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may fill their treasuries. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. ASV 22 Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; ASV 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. ASV 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water. NIV 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; ASV 25 Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth; NIV 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, ASV 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world. NIV 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. ASV 27 When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep, NIV 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, ASV 28 When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong, NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, ASV 29 When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth; NIV 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. ASV 30 Then I was by him, [as] a master workman; And I was daily [his] delight, Rejoicing always before him, NIV 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, ASV 31 Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. ASV 32 Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways. NIV 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. ASV 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, And refuse it not. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. ASV 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. ASV 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, And shall obtain favor of Jehovah. NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. ASV 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: All they that hate me love death. NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."