Proverbs 8

CHAPTER 8

Wisdom Calls

You [2wisdom 1shall proclaim], that intellect should obey you. [3upon 1For 4the 5high 6extremities 2she is], [3in the midst 1and 4of the 5paths 2she stands]. For by the gates of mighty ones she is occupied; and in the entrances sings, saying, You, O men, I comfort; and I let go with my voice to the sons of men. Comprehend, O guileless ones, astuteness! and O uninstructed, insert it in heart! Listen to me! [3serious things 1for 2I shall speak], and I will offer [2from 3my lips 1straight things]! For [3truth 2shall meditate 1my throat]; [4are abhorrent 1and 5before 6me 3lips 2lying]. [5are with 6righteousness 1All 2the 3sayings 4of my mouth]; nothing in them is crooked nor insidious. All is face to face to the ones perceiving; and straight to the ones finding knowledge. 10 Receive instruction, and not silver! and knowledge above [2gold 1tried]. 11 [3is better 1For 2wisdom 5stones 4than very costly]; and every esteemed thing [2not 3worth 4her 1is].

Advantage of Wisdom

12 I wisdom encamped with counsel and knowledge; and [3reflection 1I 2called upon]. 13 The fear of the  lord detests injustice; insolence also, and pride, and the ways of evil ones; [3have detested 1and 2I] the perverting ways of evil men. 14 [4are mine 1Counsel 2and 3safety]; [2is mine 1intelligence], [3is mine 1and 2strength]. 15 By me kings reign, and the mighty ones write righteousness. 16 Through me great men become magnified, and sovereigns through me take hold of the earth. 17 I [2the ones 4me 3being fond of 1love]; and the ones seeking me shall find favor. 18 Wealth and glory exist by me, and [2property 1much] and righteousness. 19 Best to gather my fruit than gold and [2stone 1precious]; and my produce is better than [2silver 1choice]. 20 [2in 3the ways 4of righteousness 1I walk], and [2in the midst 3of paths 4of reason 1I return]; 21 that I shall portion [2to the ones 3loving me 1substance]; and their treasuries I shall fill up of good things. If I should announce to you the things [2each 3day 1happening], I will remember also [2the things 3of 4the eon 1to count].

Origin of Wisdom

22 The  lord created me the head of his ways for his works. 23 Before the eon he founded me in the beginning, before the [2the 3earth 1making]; 24 and before the [2the 3abysses 1making]; before the coming forth of the springs of waters; 25 before [2of the 3mountains 1the seating]; and before all the hills he engenders me. 26 The  lord made regions, and uninhabited places, and uttermost parts of the inhabitable world under the heavens. 27 When he prepared the heaven, I was present with him, and when he separated his throne upon the winds; 28 when [5strong 1he made 2the 3upward 4clouds]; and as [5safe 1he made 2the springs 3under 4heaven]; 29 in the putting [2to the 3sea 1of his restriction]; and the waters shall not go by his mouth; and as [6strong 1he made 2the 3foundations 4of the 5earth], 30 I was by him. [3being in accord 1I 2was], in which he rejoiced with. [2each 3day 1And] I was glad in front of him at all time, 31 even when he was pleased with the [2the inhabitable world 1completing], and was pleased among the sons of men.

Wisdom's Warning

32 Now then, O son, hear me! and blessed are the ones [2my ways 1guarding]. 33 Hear wisdom! and you should be wise, and you should not seal it up. Blessed is the man who shall listen to me, and the man who [2my 3ways 1shall guard]; 34 being awake at my doors each day, giving heed at the doorposts of my entrances. 35  For my issues are the issues of life, and in them [2is prepared 1volition] from the  lord. 36 But the ones sinning against me are impious unto their own souls; and the ones detesting me love death.
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