Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,1 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,2
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for wisdom is more precious3 than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.4
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"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.5
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To fear the LORD 6 is to hate evil;7 I hate8 pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
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Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.9
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By me kings reign and rulers10 make laws that are just;
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by me princes govern,11 and all nobles who rule on earth.
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