Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 8

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Proverbs 8

ESV 1 Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? ESV 2 On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; ESV 3 beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: ESV 4 "To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. NIV 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. ESV 5 O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. ESV 6 Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right, NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. ESV 7 for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. ESV 8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. NIV 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. ESV 9 They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge. NIV 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. ESV 10 Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, ESV 11 for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. ESV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. NIV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. ESV 13 The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. ESV 14 I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. ESV 15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; ESV 16 by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. ESV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. ESV 18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. ESV 19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. ESV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, NIV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, ESV 21 granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. ESV 22 "The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; ESV 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. ESV 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. NIV 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; ESV 25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth, NIV 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, ESV 26 before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world. NIV 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. ESV 27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on 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, ESV 28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, ESV 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, 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. ESV 30 then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily hisdelight, rejoicing before him always, NIV 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, ESV 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. ESV 32 "And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. NIV 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. ESV 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. ESV 34 Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. ESV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. ESV 36 but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death." NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."