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Proverbs Chapter 8 (Index)

001  Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

002  She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

003  She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

004  Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

005  O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

006  Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

007  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

008  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

009  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

010  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

011  For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

012  I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

013  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

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

015  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

016  By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

017  I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

018  Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

019  My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

020  I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

021  That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

022  The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

023  I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

024  When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

025  Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

026  While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

027  When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

028  When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

029  When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

030  Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

031  Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

032  Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

033  Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

034  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

035  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

036  But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.