Proverbs 8:6-16 NIV

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,1 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,2

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11 for wisdom is more precious3 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.4

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12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.5

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13 To fear the LORD 6 is to hate evil;7 I hate8 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

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14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.9

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15 By me kings reign and rulers10 make laws that are just;

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16 by me princes govern,11 and all nobles who rule on earth.a

References for Proverbs 8:16

    • a 8:16 - Many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "and nobles--all righteous rulers"