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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!

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