when he gave the sea its boundary1 so the waters would not overstep his command,2 and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.330
Then I was the craftsman at his side.4 I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.532
"Now then, my sons, listen6 to me; blessed are7 those who keep my ways.833
Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
Blessed is the man who listens9 to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
For whoever finds me10 finds life11 and receives favor from the LORD.1236
But whoever fails to find me harms himself;13 all who hate me love death."14