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Proverbs 8 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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“I call to you, to all of you!
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You simple people, use good judgment.
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Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.
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for I speak the truth
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My advice is wholesome.
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“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment.
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All who fear the LORD will hate evil.
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Common sense and success belong to me.
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Because of me, kings reign,
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Rulers lead with my help,
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“I love all who love me.
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I have riches and honor,
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I walk in righteousness,
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Those who love me inherit wealth.
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“The LORD formed me from the beginning,
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Before the mountains were formed,
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before he had made the earth and fields
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I was the architect at his side.
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And how happy I was with the world he created;
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“And so, my children,[fn] listen to me,
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For whoever finds me finds life
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But those who miss me injure themselves.
All who hate me love death.”
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Some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version read and nobles are judges over the earth.
Hebrew my sons.

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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