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8 Does not wisdom call out?u
Does not understanding raise her voice?
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
at the entrance, she cries aloud:v
4 “To you, O people, I call out;w
I raise my voice to all mankind.
you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.a
I open my lips to speak what is right.
7 My mouth speaks what is true,z
for my lips detest wickedness.
none of them is crooked or perverse.
they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
knowledge rather than choice gold,a
11 for wisdom is more preciousb than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.c
I possess knowledge and discretion.d
I hateg pride and arrogance,
evil behavior and perverse speech.
I have insight, I have power.h
and rulersi issue decrees that are just;
16 by me princes govern,j
and nobles—all who rule on earth.b
17 I love those who love me,k
and those who seek me find me.l
18 With me are riches and honor,m
enduring wealth and prosperity.n
19 My fruit is better than fine gold;o
what I yield surpasses choice silver.p
20 I walk in the way of righteousness,q
along the paths of justice,
and making their treasuries full.r
before his deeds of old;
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
when there were no springs overflowing with water;s
25 before the mountains were settled in place,t
before the hills, I was given birth,u
or any of the dust of the earth.v
27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,w
when he marked out the horizonx on the face of the deep,
28 when he established the clouds abovey
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,z
29 when he gave the sea its boundarya
so the waters would not overstep his command,b
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.c
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
and delighting in mankind.e
32 “Now then, my children, listenf to me;
do not disregard it.
34 Blessed are those who listeni to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway.
and receive favor from the Lord.l
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;m
all who hate me love death.”n
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