"To you, O men, I call out;1 I raise my voice to all mankind.
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You who are simple,2 gain prudence;3 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,4 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,5
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for wisdom is more precious6 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.7
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"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.8
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To fear the LORD 9 is to hate evil;10 I hate11 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
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Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.12
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