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Proverbs 8

NAS 1 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? NAS 2 On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; NAS 3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: NAS 4 "To 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. NAS 5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. NAS 6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. NAS 7 "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. NAS 8 "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. NIV 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. NAS 9 "They are all straightforward 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. NAS 10 "Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, NAS 11 "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. NAS 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. NAS 13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. NAS 14 "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. NAS 15 "By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; NAS 16 "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. NAS 17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. NAS 18 "Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. NAS 19 "My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. NAS 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, NAS 21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. NAS 22 "The LORD possessed me at 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; NAS 23 "From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. NAS 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; NAS 25 "Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth; NIV 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, NAS 26 While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world. NIV 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. NAS 27 "When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed 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, NAS 28 When He made firm the skies above , When the springs of the deep became fixed, NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, NAS 29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would 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. NAS 30 Then I was beside 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, NAS 31 Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. NAS 32 "Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. NIV 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. NAS 33 "Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. NAS 34 "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. NAS 35 "For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD . NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. NAS 36 "But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death." NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."