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Chapter
Proverbs 8

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 8

Proverbs 8:1

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

Proverbs 8:2

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

Proverbs 8:3

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

Proverbs 8:4

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

Proverbs 8:5

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

Proverbs 8:6

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

Proverbs 8:7

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

Proverbs 8:8

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

Proverbs 8:9

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

Proverbs 8:10

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

Proverbs 8:11

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

Proverbs 8:12

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

Proverbs 8:13

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

Proverbs 8:14

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

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Proverbs 8:16

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

Proverbs 8:17

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

Proverbs 8:18

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

Proverbs 8:19

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

Proverbs 8:20

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

Proverbs 8:21

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

Proverbs 8:22

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

Proverbs 8:23

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

Proverbs 8:24

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

Proverbs 8:25

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

Proverbs 8:26

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

Proverbs 8:27

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

Proverbs 8:28

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

Proverbs 8:29

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

Proverbs 8:30

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

Proverbs 8:31

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

Proverbs 8:32

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

Proverbs 8:33

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

Proverbs 8:34

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

Proverbs 8:35

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

Proverbs 8:36

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