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Proverbs 8

The fame,

Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wysdome crie? doth not vnderstondinge put forth hir voyce? Proverbs 8:2 Stondeth she not in the hye places in the stretes & wayes? Proverbs 8:3 doth she not crie before the whole cite, & in the gates where men go out & in? Proverbs 8:4 It is you, o ye men (sayeth she) whom I call. Unto you (o ye childre of me) lift I vp my voyce. Proverbs 8:5 Take hede vnto knowlege o ye ignoraut, be wyse in herte o ye fooles.

and evidency of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:6 Geue eare, for I wil speake of greate matters, & open my lippes to tell thinges that be right. Proverbs 8:7 For my throte shal be talkynge of ye trueth, & my lippes abhorre vngodlynesse. Proverbs 8:8 All the wordes of my mouth are rightuous, there is no frowardnesse ner falsede therin. Proverbs 8:9 They are all playne to soch as wil vnderstode, & right to the that fynde knowlege.

The excellency,

Proverbs 8:10 Receaue my doctryne therfore and not syluer, & knowlege more then fyne golde. Proverbs 8:11 For wysdome is more worth then precious stones, yee all the thinges that thou cast desyre, are not to be compared vnto it.

the nature,

Proverbs 8:12 I wysdome haue my dwellynge wt knowlege, and prudent councell is myne owne. Proverbs 8:13 With me is the feare of the LORDE, and ye eschuynge of euell. As for pryde, disdayne, an euell waye, & a mouth that speaketh wicked thiges, I vtterly abhorre the. Proverbs 8:14 I can geue councell, and be a gyde: I haue vnderstondinge, I haue strength.

the power,

Proverbs 8:15 Thorow me, kynges reigne: thorow me, prices make iust lawes. Proverbs 8:16 Thorow me, lordes beare rule, and all iudges of ye earth execute iudgmet. Proverbs 8:17 I am louynge vnto those that loue me, and they that seke me early, shal fynde me.

the riches,

Proverbs 8:18 Riches & honoure are wt me, yee excellent goodes & rightuousnes. Proverbs 8:19 My frute is better the golde & precious stone, & myne encrease more worth then fyne syluer. Proverbs 8:20 I walke in ye waye of rightuousnes, & in the strete of iudgment. Proverbs 8:21 That I maye sende prosperite to those that loue me, & to encrease their treasure.

and the eternity of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:22 The LORDE himself had me in possessio in the begynnynge of his wayes, or euer he begame his workes aforetyme. Proverbs 8:23 I haue bene ordened fro euerlastige, & fro ye beginnynge or euer the earth was made. Proverbs 8:24 When I was borne, there were nether depthes ner springes of water. Proverbs 8:25 Before the foundacions of ye mountaynes were layed, yee 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 grounde it self. Proverbs 8:27 For when he made the heauens, I was present: wha he set the depthes in ordre: Proverbs 8:28 whan he hanged the cloudes aboue: whan he fastened the sprynges of the depe: Proverbs 8:29 Whan he shutt the see within certayne bowndes, that ye waters shulde not go ouer their marckes. When he layed the foundacions of the earth, Proverbs 8:30 I was with him, ordringe all thinges, delytinge daylie & reioysynge allwaye before him. Proverbs 8:31 As for the roude copase of his worlde, I make it ioyfull, for my delyte is to be amoge the children of men.

Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

Proverbs 8:32 Therfore harken vnto me (o ye children) for blessed are they that kepe my wayes. Proverbs 8:33 O geue eare vnto nurtoure, be wyse, and refuse it not. Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is ye man that heareth me, watchinge daylie at my gates, & geuynge attendaunce at the postes of my dores. Proverbs 8:35 For who so fyndeth me, fyndeth life, and shal optayne fauoure of the LORDE. Proverbs 8:36 But who so offendeth agaynst me, hurteth his owne soule. All they that hate me, are the louers of death.

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