Proverbs 8:12-21 NIV

12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.1

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13 To fear the LORD 2 is to hate evil;3 I hate4 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

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14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.5

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15 By me kings reign and rulers6 make laws that are just;

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16 by me princes govern,7 and all nobles who rule on earth.a

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    • a 8:16 - Many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "and nobles--all righteous rulers"
      17 I love those who love me,8 and those who seek me find me.9

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      18 With me are riches and honor,10 enduring wealth and prosperity.11

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      19 My fruit is better than fine gold;12 what I yield surpasses choice silver.13

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      20 I walk in the way of righteousness,14 along the paths of justice,

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      21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.15

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