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Proverbs 8 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Does not wisdom call,
And understanding [fn]lift up her voice?

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On top of the heights beside the way,
Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

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Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,
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“To you, O men, I call,
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“O [fn]naive ones, understand prudence;
And, O fools, understand [fn]wisdom.

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“Listen, for I will speak noble things;
And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.

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“For my mouth will utter truth;
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“All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
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“They are all straightforward to him who understands,
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“Take my instruction and not silver,
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“For wisdom is better than [fn]jewels;
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“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And I find knowledge and discretion.

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“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverted mouth, I hate.

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“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, power is mine.

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“By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.

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“By me princes rule, and nobles,
All who judge rightly.

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“I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me will find me.

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“Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring wealth and righteousness.

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“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,
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“I walk in the way of righteousness,
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To endow those who love me with wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries.

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“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works [fn]of old.

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“From everlasting I was [fn]established,
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“When there were no depths I was [fn]brought forth,
When there were no springs abounding with water.

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“Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills I was [fn]brought forth;

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While He had not yet made the earth and the [fn]fields,
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“When He established the heavens, I was there,
When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

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When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became [fn]fixed,

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When He set for the sea its boundary
So that the water would not transgress His [fn]command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

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Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
[fn]Rejoicing always before Him,

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[fn]Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of men.

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“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,
For blessed are they who keep my ways.

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“Heed instruction and be wise,
And do not neglect it.

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“Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.

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“For he who finds me finds life
And obtains favor from the LORD.

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“But he who [fn]sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”
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NASB Footnotes
Literally: give
Literally: simple
Literally: heart
Literally: corals
Literally: from then
Or, consecrated
Or, born
Or, born
Literally: outside places
Literally: strong
Literally: mouth
Or, Playing
Or, Playing
Or, misses me

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