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Proverbs 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Does not wisdom cry out,
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She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,
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She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,
At the entrance of the doors:

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“To you, O men, I call,
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O you simple ones, understand prudence,
And you fools, be of an understanding heart.

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Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,
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For my mouth will speak truth;
Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

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All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;
Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.

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They are all plain to him who understands,
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Receive my instruction, and not silver,
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For wisdom is better than rubies,
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“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
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The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate.

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Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, I have strength.

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By me kings reign,
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By me princes rule, and nobles,
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I love those who love me,
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Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring riches and righteousness.

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My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold,
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I traverse the way of righteousness,
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That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth,
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“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
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I have been established from everlasting,
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When there were no depths I was brought forth,
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Before the mountains were settled,
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While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
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When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
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When He marked out the foundations of the earth,

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Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;[fn]
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Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
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“Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
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Hear instruction and be wise,
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Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.

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For whoever finds me finds life,
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But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.”
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Masoretic Text, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read righteousness; Septuagint, Bomberg, and some manuscripts and editions read earth.
A Jewish tradition reads one brought up.

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