Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search LSB
Your Bible Version is the LSB
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Proverbs 8 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

The Blessing of Wisdom

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 -

Does not wisdom call,

And discernment give forth her voice?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:2 -

At the top of the heights upon the way,

Where the pathways meet, she takes her stand;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:3 -

Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,

At the entrance of the doors, she makes a shout:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:4 -

“To you, O men, I call,

And my voice is to the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:5 -

“O simple ones, understand prudence;

And, O fools, understand a heart of wisdom.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 -

“Listen, for I will speak noble things;

And the opening of my lips will reveal upright things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 -

“For my mouth will utter 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 twisted or crooked in them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:9 -

“They are all straightforward to him who understands,

And right to those who find knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 -

“Take my discipline and not silver,

And knowledge rather than choicest fine gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 -

“For wisdom is better than pearls;

And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:12 -

“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

And I find knowledge and discretion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:13 -

“The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil;

Pride and arrogance and the evil way

And the mouth of [fn]perverted words, I hate.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 -

“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;

I am understanding, might is mine.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:15 -

“By me kings reign,

And rulers mark out righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:16 -

“By me princes rule, and nobles,

All who judge rightly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:17 -

“I love those who love me;

And those who earnestly seek me will find me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:18 -

“Riches and glory are with me,

Enduring wealth and righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:19 -

“My fruit is better than fine gold, even pure gold,

And my produce better than choice silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:20 -

“I walk in the path of righteousness,

In the midst of the pathways of justice,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 -

To give those who love me an inheritance of wealth,

That I may fill their treasuries.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 -

“Yahweh possessed me at the beginning of His way,

Before His deeds [fn]of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:23 -

“From everlasting I was [fn]installed,

From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 -

“When there were no depths I was [fn]brought forth,

When there were no springs heavy with water.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 -

“Before the mountains were settled,

Before the hills I was [fn]brought forth;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:26 -

While He had not yet made the earth and the fields outside,

Nor the first dust of the world.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 -

“When He established the heavens, I was there,

When He marked out a circle on the face of the deep,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 -

When He made firm the skies above,

When the springs of the deep became strong,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:29 -

When He set for the sea its boundary

So that the water would not pass over His [fn]command,

When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 -

Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;

And I was a daily delight,

[fn]Rejoicing always before Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 -

[fn]Rejoicing in the world, His earth,

My delight is in the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:32 -

“So now, O sons, listen to me,

For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 -

“Hear discipline and be wise,

And do not neglect it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 -

“How blessed is the man who hears me,

To watch daily at my doors,

To keep watch at my doorposts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:35 -

“For he who finds me finds life

And obtains favor from Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:36 -

“But he who [fn]sins against me does violence to his own soul;

All those who hate me love death.”

LSB Footnotes
Lit perversities
Lit from then
Or consecrated
Or born
Or born
Lit mouth
Or Playing
Or Playing
Or misses me
LSB

Legacy Standard Bible 2021
Copyright (c) 2021
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved
http://www.lockman.org

The "LSB" and "Legacy Standard Bible" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit http://www.lockman.org

For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search LSB
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search LSB

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan


Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization