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Proverbs 8 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 - Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:2 - At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:3 - At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, The entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:4 - 'Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice is unto the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:5 - Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 - Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips is wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:8 - In righteousness are all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:9 - All of them are plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 - Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:12 - I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:13 - The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, And a froward mouth, I have hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 - Mine is counsel and substance, I am understanding, I have might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:15 - By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:16 - By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:17 - I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:18 - Wealth and honour are with me, Lasting substance and righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:19 - Better is my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:20 - In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:23 - From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:26 - While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 - In His preparing the heavens I am there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:29 - In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight -- day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:32 - And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:35 - For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:36 - And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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