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Proverbs 8 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Commendation of Wisdom

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 - Does not wisdom call,
And understanding [fn]raise her voice?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:2 - On top of the heights beside the way,
Where the paths 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 cries out:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:4 - “To you, people, I call,
And my voice is to [fn]mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:5 - “You naive ones, understand prudence;
And, you fools, understand [fn]wisdom!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 - “Listen, for I will speak noble things;
And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - “For my mouth will proclaim 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 crooked or perverted 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 - “Accept my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - “For wisdom is better than [fn]jewels;
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 the LORD is to hate evil;
Pride, arrogance, the evil way,
And the perverted mouth, I hate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 - “Advice is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, power is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:15 - “By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.
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 diligently seek me will find me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:18 - “Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring wealth and righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:19 - “My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold;
And my yield better than choice silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:20 - “I walk in the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - To endow those who love me with wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - “The LORD [fn]created me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works [fn]of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:23 - “From eternity I was [fn]established,
From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - “When there were no ocean depths, I was born,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - “Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was born;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:26 - While He had not yet made the earth and the [fn]fields,
Nor the first dust of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 - “When He established the heavens, I was there;
When He inscribed 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 [fn]fixed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:29 - When He set a boundary for the sea
So that the water would not violate 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 His delight daily,
[fn]Rejoicing always before Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - [fn]Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:32 - “Now then, sons, listen to me,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - “Listen to instruction and be wise,
And do not neglect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - “Blessed is the person who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:35 - “For one who finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:36 - “But one who [fn]sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit give
Lit sons of mankind
Lit heart
Lit corals
Or possessed
Lit from then
Or consecrated
Lit outside places
Lit strong
Lit mouth
Or Playing
Or Playing
Or misses me
NASB20

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