Proverbs 8:1-13 NIV

Wisdom's Call

1 Does not wisdom call out?1 Does not understanding raise her voice?

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2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:2

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4 "To you, O men, I call out;3 I raise my voice to all mankind.

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5 You who are simple,4 gain prudence;5 you who are foolish, gain understanding.

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6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true,6 for my lips detest wickedness.

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8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,7

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11 for wisdom is more precious8 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.9

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12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.10

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13 To fear the LORD 11 is to hate evil;12 I hate13 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

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