On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud:1
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"To you, O men, I call out;2 I raise my voice to all mankind.
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You who are simple,3 gain prudence;4 you who are foolish, gain understanding.
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Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,5 for my lips detest wickedness.
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All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,6
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for wisdom is more precious7 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.8
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"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.9
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