Proverbs 8:4-14 NIV

4 "To you, O men, I call out;1 I raise my voice to all mankind.

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5 You who are simple,2 gain prudence;3 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,4 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,5

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11 for wisdom is more precious6 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.7

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12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.8

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13 To fear the LORD 9 is to hate evil;10 I hate11 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

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14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.12

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