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Proverbs 8


Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
Proverbs 8:2 On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
Proverbs 8:3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:
Proverbs 8:4 "To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
Proverbs 8:6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
Proverbs 8:7 "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Proverbs 8:8 "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
Proverbs 8:9 "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 "Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
Proverbs 8:11 "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 8:13 "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
Proverbs 8:14 "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
Proverbs 8:15 "By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
Proverbs 8:16 "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.
Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
Proverbs 8:18 "Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.
Proverbs 8:19 "My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.
Proverbs 8:20 "I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,
Proverbs 8:21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.
Proverbs 8:22 "The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
Proverbs 8:23 "From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
Proverbs 8:24 "When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
Proverbs 8:25 "Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;
Proverbs 8:26 While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
Proverbs 8:27 "When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
Proverbs 8:28 When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,
Proverbs 8:29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
Proverbs 8:30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,
Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:32 "Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
Proverbs 8:33 "Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.
Proverbs 8:34 "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
Proverbs 8:35 "For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 8:36 "But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."


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Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? Proverbs 8:1 σὺ τὴν σοφίαν κηρύξεις ἵνα φρόνησίς σοι ὑπακούσῃ
Proverbs 8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. Proverbs 8:2 On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; Proverbs 8:2 ἐπὶ γὰρ τῶν ὑψηλῶν ἄκρων ἐστίν ἀνὰ μέσον δὲ τῶν τρίβων ἕστηκεν
Proverbs 8:3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Proverbs 8:3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: Proverbs 8:3 παρὰ γὰρ πύλαις δυναστῶν παρεδρεύει ἐν δὲ εἰσόδοις ὑμνεῖται
Proverbs 8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. Proverbs 8:4 "To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. Proverbs 8:4 ὑμᾶς ὦ ἄνθρωποι παρακαλῶ καὶ προΐεμαι ἐμὴν φωνὴν υἱοῖς ἀνθρώπων
Proverbs 8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Proverbs 8:5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. Proverbs 8:5 νοήσατε ἄκακοι πανουργίαν οἱ δὲ ἀπαίδευτοι ἔνθεσθε καρδίαν
Proverbs 8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. Proverbs 8:6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. Proverbs 8:6 εἰσακούσατέ μου σεμνὰ γὰρ ἐρῶ καὶ ἀνοίσω ἀπὸ χειλέων ὀρθά
Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Proverbs 8:7 "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Proverbs 8:7 ὅτι ἀλήθειαν μελετήσει ὁ φάρυγξ μου ἐβδελυγμένα δὲ ἐναντίον ἐμοῦ χείλη ψευδῆ
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. Proverbs 8:8 "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. Proverbs 8:8 μετὰ δικαιοσύνης πάντα τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ στόματός μου οὐδὲν ἐν αὐτοῖς σκολιὸν οὐδὲ στραγγαλῶδες
Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Proverbs 8:9 "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. Proverbs 8:9 πάντα ἐνώπια τοῖς συνιοῦσιν καὶ ὀρθὰ τοῖς εὑρίσκουσι γνῶσιν
Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10 "Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. Proverbs 8:10 λάβετε παιδείαν καὶ μὴ ἀργύριον καὶ γνῶσιν ὑπὲρ χρυσίον δεδοκιμασμένον ἀνθαιρεῖσθε δὲ αἴσθησιν χρυσίου καθαροῦ
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 8:11 "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. Proverbs 8:11 κρείσσων γὰρ σοφία λίθων πολυτελῶν πᾶν δὲ τίμιον οὐκ ἄξιον αὐτῆς ἐστιν
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. Proverbs 8:12 ἐγὼ ἡ σοφία κατεσκήνωσα βουλήν καὶ γνῶσιν καὶ ἔννοιαν ἐγὼ ἐπεκαλεσάμην
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 8:13 "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. Proverbs 8:13 φόβος κυρίου μισεῖ ἀδικίαν ὕβριν τε καὶ ὑπερηφανίαν καὶ ὁδοὺς πονηρῶν μεμίσηκα δὲ ἐγὼ διεστραμμένας ὁδοὺς κακῶν
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. Proverbs 8:14 "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. Proverbs 8:14 ἐμὴ βουλὴ καὶ ἀσφάλεια ἐμὴ φρόνησις ἐμὴ δὲ ἰσχύς
Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. Proverbs 8:15 "By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. Proverbs 8:15 δι᾽ ἐμοῦ βασιλεῖς βασιλεύουσιν καὶ οἱ δυνάσται γράφουσιν δικαιοσύνην
Proverbs 8:16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. Proverbs 8:16 "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. Proverbs 8:16 δι᾽ ἐμοῦ μεγιστᾶνες μεγαλύνονται καὶ τύραννοι δι᾽ ἐμοῦ κρατοῦσι γῆς
Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. Proverbs 8:17 ἐγὼ τοὺς ἐμὲ φιλοῦντας ἀγαπῶ οἱ δὲ ἐμὲ ζητοῦντες εὑρήσουσιν
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. Proverbs 8:18 "Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. Proverbs 8:18 πλοῦτος καὶ δόξα ἐμοὶ ὑπάρχει καὶ κτῆσις πολλῶν καὶ δικαιοσύνη
Proverbs 8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. Proverbs 8:19 "My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. Proverbs 8:19 βέλτιον ἐμὲ καρπίζεσθαι ὑπὲρ χρυσίον καὶ λίθον τίμιον τὰ δὲ ἐμὰ γενήματα κρείσσω ἀργυρίου ἐκλεκτοῦ
Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: Proverbs 8:20 "I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, Proverbs 8:20 ἐν ὁδοῖς δικαιοσύνης περιπατῶ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τρίβων δικαιώματος ἀναστρέφομαι
Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. Proverbs 8:21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries. Proverbs 8:21 ἵνα μερίσω τοῖς ἐμὲ ἀγαπῶσιν ὕπαρξιν καὶ τοὺς θησαυροὺς αὐτῶν ἐμπλήσω ἀγαθῶν ~ ἐὰν ἀναγγείλω ὑμῖν τὰ καθ᾽ ἡμέραν γινόμενα μνημονεύσω τὰ ἐξ αἰῶνος ἀριθμῆσαι
Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. Proverbs 8:22 "The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. Proverbs 8:22 κύριος ἔκτισέν με ἀρχὴν ὁδῶν αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔργα αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. Proverbs 8:23 "From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. Proverbs 8:23 πρὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐθεμελίωσέν με ἐν ἀρχῇ
Proverbs 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Proverbs 8:24 "When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water. Proverbs 8:24 πρὸ τοῦ τὴν γῆν ποιῆσαι καὶ πρὸ τοῦ τὰς ἀβύσσους ποιῆσαι πρὸ τοῦ προελθεῖν τὰς πηγὰς τῶν ὑδάτων
Proverbs 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: Proverbs 8:25 "Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth; Proverbs 8:25 πρὸ τοῦ ὄρη ἑδρασθῆναι πρὸ δὲ πάντων βουνῶν γεννᾷ με
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 8:26 While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world. Proverbs 8:26 κύριος ἐποίησεν χώρας καὶ ἀοικήτους καὶ ἄκρα οἰκούμενα τῆς ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν
Proverbs 8 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth Proverbs 8:27 "When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, Proverbs 8:27 ἡνίκα ἡτοίμαζεν τὸν οὐρανόν συμπαρήμην αὐτῷ καὶ ὅτε ἀφώριζεν τὸν ἑαυτοῦ θρόνον ἐπ᾽ ἀνέμων
Proverbs 8 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep Proverbs 8:28 When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed, Proverbs 8:28 ἡνίκα ἰσχυρὰ ἐποίει τὰ ἄνω νέφη καὶ ὡς ἀσφαλεῖς ἐτίθει πηγὰς τῆς ὑπ᾽ οὐρανὸν
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 8:29 When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth; Proverbs 8:29 καὶ ἰσχυρὰ ἐποίει τὰ θεμέλια τῆς γῆς
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 8:30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, Proverbs 8:30 ἤμην παρ᾽ αὐτῷ ἁρμόζουσα ἐγὼ ἤμην ᾗ προσέχαιρεν καθ᾽ ἡμέραν δὲ εὐφραινόμην ἐν προσώπῳ αὐτοῦ ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ
Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men. Proverbs 8:31 ὅτε εὐφραίνετο τὴν οἰκουμένην συντελέσας καὶ ἐνευφραίνετο ἐν υἱοῖς ἀνθρώπων
Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Proverbs 8:32 "Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways. Proverbs 8:32 νῦν οὖν υἱέ ἄκουέ μου
Proverbs 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Proverbs 8:33 "Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. Proverbs 8:33 LXX differs
Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. Proverbs 8:34 "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. Proverbs 8:34 μακάριος ἀνήρ ὃς εἰσακούσεταί μου καὶ ἄνθρωπος ὃς τὰς ἐμὰς ὁδοὺς φυλάξει ἀγρυπνῶν ἐπ᾽ ἐμαῖς θύραις καθ᾽ ἡμέραν τηρῶν σταθμοὺς ἐμῶν εἰσόδων
Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. Proverbs 8:35 "For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 8:35 αἱ γὰρ ἔξοδοί μου ἔξοδοι ζωῆς καὶ ἑτοιμάζεται θέλησις παρὰ κυρίου
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Proverbs 8:36 "But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death." Proverbs 8:36 οἱ δὲ εἰς ἐμὲ ἁμαρτάνοντες ἀσεβοῦσιν τὰς ἑαυτῶν ψυχάς καὶ οἱ μισοῦντές με ἀγαπῶσιν θάνατον

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