Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 8

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Proverbs 8

NIRV 1 Doesn't wisdom call out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? NIRV 2 On the high roads along the way, she takes her place where the paths meet. NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; NIRV 3 Beside the gates leading into the city, she cries out at the entrances. NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: NIRV 4 She says, "Men, I call out to you. I raise my voice to all human beings. NIV 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. NIRV 5 You who are childish, get some good sense. You who are foolish, gain understanding. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. NIRV 6 Listen! I have worthy things to say. I open my lips to speak what is right. NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. NIRV 7 My mouth speaks what is true. My lips hate evil. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. NIRV 8 All the words of my mouth are honest. None of them is twisted or sinful. NIV 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. NIRV 9 To those who have understanding, all my words are right. To those who have knowledge, they are true. NIV 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. NIRV 10 Choose my teaching instead of silver. Choose knowledge rather than fine gold. NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, NIRV 11 Wisdom is worth more than rubies. Nothing you want can compare with her. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. NIRV 12 "I, wisdom, live together with understanding. I have knowledge and good sense. NIV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. NIRV 13 To have respect for the LORD is to hate evil. I hate pride and bragging. I hate evil ways and twisted words. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. NIRV 14 I have good sense and give good advice. I have understanding and power. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. NIRV 15 By me kings rule. Leaders make laws that are fair. NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; NIRV 16 By me princes govern. By me all nobles rule on earth. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. NIRV 17 I love those who love me. Those who look for me find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. NIRV 18 With me are riches and honor. With me are lasting wealth and success. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. NIRV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold. My gifts are better than the finest silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. NIRV 20 I walk in ways that are honest. I take paths that are right. NIV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, NIRV 21 I leave riches to those who love me. I give them more than they have room for. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. NIRV 22 "The LORD created me as the first of his works, before his acts of long ago. NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; NIRV 23 I was formed at the very beginning. I was formed before the world began. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. NIRV 24 Before there were any oceans, I was born. There weren't any springs of water at that time. NIV 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; NIRV 25 Before the mountains were settled in place, I was born. Before there were any hills, I was born. NIV 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, NIRV 26 It happened before the LORD made the earth and its fields. It was before he made the dust of the world. NIV 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. NIRV 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place. When he marked out the place where the sky meets the sea, I was there. NIV 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, NIRV 28 That was when he put the clouds above. It was when he fixed the ocean springs in place. NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, NIRV 29 It was when he set limits for the sea so that the waters had to obey his command. When he marked out the foundations of the earth, I was there. 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. NIRV 30 I was the skilled worker at his side. I was filled with delight day after day. I was always happy to be with him. NIV 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, NIRV 31 His whole world filled me with joy. I took delight in all human beings. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. NIRV 32 "My children, 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. NIRV 33 Listen to my teaching and be wise. Don't turn away from it. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. NIRV 34 Blessed is the one who listens to me. He watches every day at my doors. He waits beside my doorway. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. NIRV 35 Those who find me find life. They receive favor from the Lord. NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. NIRV 36 But those who don't find me harm only themselves. Everyone who hates me loves death." NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."