Proverbs 8

ERV(i) 1 Doth not wisdom cry, and understanding put forth her voice 2 In the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she standeth 3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud 4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of men 5 O ye simple, understand subtilty; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart 6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things 7 For my mouth shall utter truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing crooked or perverse in them 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto her 12 I wisdom have made subtilty my dwelling, and find out knowledge [and] discretion 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate 14 Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth 17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me diligently shall find me 18 Riches and honour are with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, and that I may fill their treasuries 22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world 27 When he established the heavens, I was there: when he set a circle upon the face of the deep 28 When he made firm the sides above: when the fountains of the deep became strong 29 When he gave to the sea its bound, that the waters should not transgress his commandment: when he marked out the foundations of the earth 30 Then I was by him, [as] a master workman: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him 31 Rejoicing in his habitable earth; and my delight was with the sons of men 32 Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me: for blessed are they that keep my ways 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death