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Proverbs 8 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 - Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:2 - At the top of the elevated places along the way, at the intersection of the paths she takes her stand;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:3 - beside the gates opening into the city, at the entrance of the doorways she cries out:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:4 - "To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:5 - You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 - Listen, for I will speak excellent things, and my lips will utter what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - For my mouth speaks truth, and my lips hate wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:8 - All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them twisted or crooked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:9 - All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 - Receive my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:12 - "I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:13 - The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 - Counsel and sound wisdom belong to me; I possess understanding and might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:15 - Kings reign by means of me, and potentates decree righteousness;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:16 - by me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:17 - I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:18 - Riches and honor are with me, long-lasting wealth and righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:19 - My fruit is better than the purest gold, and what I produce is better than choice silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:20 - I walk in the path of righteousness, in the pathway of justice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - that I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, and that I may fill their treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - The LORD created me as the beginning of his works, before his deeds of long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:23 - From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - When there were no deep oceans I was born, when there were no springs overflowing with water;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - before the mountains were set in place - before the hills - I was born,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:26 - before he made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 - When he established the heavens, I was there; when he marked out the horizon over the face of the deep,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - when he established the clouds above, when the fountains of the deep grew strong,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:29 - when he gave the sea his decree that the waters should not pass over his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - then I was beside him as a master craftsman, and I was his delight day by day, rejoicing before him at all times,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and delighting in its people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:32 - "So now, children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - Listen to my instruction so that you may be wise, and do not neglect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching at my doors day by day, waiting beside my doorway.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:35 - For the one who finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:36 - But the one who does not find me brings harm to himself; all who hate me love death."
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