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Proverbs 8

WEB 1 Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? WEB 2 On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she stands. NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; WEB 3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entry doors, she cries aloud: NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: WEB 4 "To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind. NIV 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. WEB 5 You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. WEB 6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things. NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. WEB 7 For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. WEB 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. WEB 9 They are all plain to him who understands, Right to those who find knowledge. NIV 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. WEB 10 Receive my instruction rather than silver; Knowledge rather than choice gold. NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, WEB 11 For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. WEB 12 "I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion. NIV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. WEB 13 The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. WEB 14 Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. WEB 15 By me kings reign, And princes decree justice. NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; WEB 16 By me princes rule; Nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. WEB 17 I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. WEB 18 With me are riches, honor, Enduring wealth, and prosperity. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. WEB 19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; My yield than choice silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. WEB 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, WEB 21 That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. WEB 22 "Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, Before his deeds of old. NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; WEB 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth existed. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. WEB 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; WEB 25 Before the mountains were settled in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth; NIV 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, WEB 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. WEB 27 When he established the heavens, I was there; When he set a circle on the surface 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, WEB 28 When he established the clouds above, When the springs of the deep became strong, NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, WEB 29 When he gave to the sea its boundary, That the waters should not violate 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. WEB 30 Then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, Always rejoicing 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, WEB 31 Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. WEB 32 "Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, For blessed are those who keep my ways. NIV 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. WEB 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, Don't refuse it. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. WEB 34 Blessed is the man who hears me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my door posts. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. WEB 35 For whoever finds me, finds life, And will obtain favor from Yahweh. NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. WEB 36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death." NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."