6 Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true, 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 upright to those who have found knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
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11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
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12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
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13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
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14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.
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15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;
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16 by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.a
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    • p 8:16 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; other Hebrew manuscripts "all righteous rulers"
      17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
      18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
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      19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
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      20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,
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      21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
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      22 “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,bcbefore his deeds of old;
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        • q 8:22 - Or "way" ; or "dominion"
        • r 8:22 - Or "The " Lord"possessed me at the beginning of his work" ; or "The " Lord"brought me forth at the beginning of his work"
          23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.