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Proverbs 8

CEBA 1 Doesn't Wisdom cry out and Understanding shout? NIV 1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? CEBA 2 Atop the heights along the path, at the crossroads she takes her stand. NIV 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; CEBA 3 By the gate before the city, at the entrances she shouts: NIV 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: CEBA 4 I cry out to you, people; my voice goes out to all of humanity. NIV 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. CEBA 5 Understand skill, you who are naive. Take this to heart, you fools. NIV 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. CEBA 6 Listen, for I speak things that are correct; from my lips comes what is right. NIV 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. CEBA 7 My mouth utters the truth; my lips despise wickedness. NIV 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. CEBA 8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; nothing in them is twisted or crooked. NIV 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. CEBA 9 All of them are straightforward to those who understand, and upright for the knowledgeable. NIV 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. CEBA 10 Take my instruction rather than silver, knowledge rather than choice gold. NIV 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, CEBA 11 Wisdom is better than pearls; nothing is more delightful than she. NIV 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. CEBA 12 I, Wisdom, dwell with prudence; I have found knowledge and discretion. NIV 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. CEBA 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil. I hate pride and arrogance, the path of evil and corrupt speech. NIV 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. CEBA 14 I have advice and ability, as well as understanding and strength. NIV 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. CEBA 15 By me kings rule, and princes issue righteous decrees. NIV 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; CEBA 16 By me rulers govern, and officials judge righteously. NIV 16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. CEBA 17 I love those who love me; those who seek me will find me. NIV 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. CEBA 18 Riches and honor are with me, as well as enduring wealth and righteousness. NIV 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. CEBA 19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold; my crops are better than choice silver. NIV 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. CEBA 20 I walk on the way of righteousness, on the paths of justice, NIV 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, CEBA 21 to provide for those who love me and to fill up their treasuries. NIV 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. CEBA 22 The LORD created me at the beginning of his way, before his deeds long in the past. NIV 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; CEBA 23 I was formed in ancient times, at the beginning, before the earth was. NIV 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. CEBA 24 When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs flowing with water. NIV 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; CEBA 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, CEBA 26 before God made the earth and the fields or the first of the dry land. NIV 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. CEBA 27 I was there when he established the heavens, when he marked out the horizon on the deep sea, NIV 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, CEBA 28 when he thickened the clouds above, when he secured the fountains of the deep, NIV 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, CEBA 29 when he set a limit for the sea, so the water couldn't go beyond his command, when he marked out the earth's foundations. 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. CEBA 30 I was beside him as a master of crafts. I was having fun, smiling before him all the time, NIV 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, CEBA 31 frolicking with his inhabited earth and delighting in the human race. NIV 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. CEBA 32 Now children, listen to me: Happy are those who keep to my ways! NIV 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. CEBA 33 Listen to instruction, and be wise; don't avoid it. NIV 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. CEBA 34 Happy are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorposts. NIV 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. CEBA 35 Those who find me find life; they gain favor from the LORD. NIV 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. CEBA 36 Those who offend me injure themselves; all those who hate me love death. NIV 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."