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Proverbs 8 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 - Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding give forth her voice?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:2 - On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:3 - Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:4 - Unto you, men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of man:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:5 - O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 - Hear, for I will speak excellent things, and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - For my palate shall meditate truth, and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:8 - All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing tortuous or perverse in them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:9 - They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 - Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:12 - I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find the knowledge which cometh of reflection.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:13 - The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 - Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am intelligence; I have strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:15 - By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:16 - by me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:17 - I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:18 - Riches and honour are with me; durable wealth and righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:19 - My fruit is better than fine gold, yea, than pure gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:20 - I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasuries.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:23 - I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:26 - while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 - When he prepared the heavens I was there; when he ordained the circle upon the face of the deep;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - when he established the skies above, when the fountains of the deep became strong;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:29 - when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - then I was by him his nursling, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:32 - And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:35 - For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:36 - but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

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