Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wysdome crye? doth not vnderstanding put foorth her voyce? Proverbs 8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the place of the pathes: Proverbs 8:3 She cryeth at the gates of the citie, at the entrye of the doores: Proverbs 8:4 It is you O ye men [saith she] whom I call, vnto the chyldren of men do I lyft vp my voyce. Proverbs 8:5 Take heede vnto knowledge O ye ignoraunt, be ye wise in heart O ye fooles.
and evidency of wisdom.
Proverbs 8:6 Geue eare, for I wyll speake of great matters, and open my lippes to tell thinges that be right: Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall be talking of the trueth, and my lippes abhorre vngodlynesse. Proverbs 8:8 All the wordes of my mouth are righteous, there is no frowardnes nor falsehood in them. Proverbs 8:9 They are all playne to suche as wyll vnderstande, and right to them that finde knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 Receaue my doctrine and not siluer, and knowledge rather then fine golde: Proverbs 8:11 For wysdome is more worth then pretious stones, yea all thinges that thou canst desire, may not be compared vnto it.
Proverbs 8:12 I wysdome dwell with counsell, and finde out knowledge and vnderstanding. Proverbs 8:13 The feare of the Lorde abhorreth wickednes, pryde, disdayne, and the euil way, and a mouth that speaketh wicked thinges I vtterly abhorre. Proverbs 8:14 Counsell is mine, and direction, I am vnderstanding, and I haue strength.
Proverbs 8:15 Through me kinges raigne, and princes make iust lawes. Proverbs 8:16 By me princes beare rule, and noble men do iudge the earth. Proverbs 8:17 I am louing vnto those that loue me: and they that seeke me early, shall finde me.
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me, yea durable riches and righteousnes. Proverbs 8:19 My fruite is better then golde and pretious stones, and mine encrease more worth then fine siluer. Proverbs 8:20 I wyll guyde thee in the way of righteousnes, and in the midst of the pathes of iudgement: Proverbs 8:21 That I maye stablishe the inhetaunce of them that loue me, and encrease their treasure.
and the eternity of wisdom.
Proverbs 8:22 The Lorde him selfe had me in possession in the beginning of his wayes, or euer he began his workes aforetime. Proverbs 8:23 I haue ben ordayned from euerlasting, and from the beginning or euer the earth was made. Proverbs 8:24 When I was borne there were neither depthes nor springes of water. Proverbs 8:25 Before the foundations of the mountaines were layde: yea before all hilles, was I borne: Proverbs 8:26 The earth, and all that is vpon the earth was not yet made, no not the dust it selfe. Proverbs 8:27 For when he made the heauens, I was present, when he compassed the deapthes about: Proverbs 8:28 When he hanged the cloudes aboue, when he fastened the springes of the deepe: Proverbs 8:29 When he shut the sea within certaine boundes, that the waters should not go ouer their markes that he commaunded: when he layde the foundations of the earth, Proverbs 8:30 I was with him ordring all thinges, deliting dayly and reioysyng alway before hym. Proverbs 8:31 As for the rounde compasse of this worlde I make it ioyfull: for my delite is to be among the chyldren of men.
Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.
Proverbs 8:32 Therefore hearken vnto me: O ye chyldren, blessed are they that kepe my wayes. Proverbs 8:33 O geue eare vnto nurture, be wyse, and refuse it not: Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching dayly at my gates, and geuing attendaunce at the postes of my doores. Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me, findeth life, and shall obtaine fauour of the Lorde. Proverbs 8:36 But whoso offendeth against me, hurteth his owne soule: and they that hate me, are the louers of death.