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Proverbs 8

The fame,

Proverbs 8:1 Doeth not wisedome crie? and vnderstanding vtter her voyce? Proverbs 8:2 She standeth in the top of the high places by the way in the place of the paths. Proverbs 8:3 She cryeth besides the gates before the citie at the entrie of the doores, Proverbs 8:4 O men, I call vnto you, and vtter my voyce to the children of men. Proverbs 8:5 O ye foolish men, vnderstand wisedome, and ye, O fooles, be wise in heart.

and evidency of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:6 Giue eare, for I will speake of excellent things, and the opening of my lippes, shall teache things that be right. Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speake the trueth, and my lippes abhorre wickednesse. Proverbs 8:8 All the wordes of my mouth are righteous: there is no lewdenes, nor frowardnesse in them. Proverbs 8:9 They are all plaine to him that will vnderstande, and streight to them that woulde finde knowledge.

The excellency,

Proverbs 8:10 Receiue mine instruction, and not siluer, and knowledge rather then fine golde. Proverbs 8:11 For wisdome is better then precious stones: and all pleasures are not to be compared vnto her.

the nature,

Proverbs 8:12 I wisdome dwell with prudence, and I find foorth knowledge and counsels. Proverbs 8:13 The feare of the Lord is to hate euill as pride, and arrogancie, and the euill way: and a mouth that speaketh lewde things, I doe hate. Proverbs 8:14 I haue counsell and wisedome: I am vnderstanding, and I haue strength.

the power,

Proverbs 8:15 By me, Kings reigne, and princes decree iustice. Proverbs 8:16 By me princes rule and the nobles, and all the iudges of the earth. Proverbs 8:17 I loue them that loue me: and they that seeke me earely, shall finde me.

the riches,

Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me: euen durable riches and righteousnesse. Proverbs 8:19 My fruite is better then golde, euen then fine golde, and my reuenues better then fine siluer. Proverbs 8:20 I cause to walke in the way of righteousnes, and in the middes of the paths of iudgement, Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause them that loue me, to inherite substance, and I will fill their treasures.

and the eternity of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:22 The Lord hath possessed me in the beginning of his way: I was before his workes of olde. Proverbs 8:23 I was set vp from euerlasting, from the beginning and before the earth. Proverbs 8:24 When there were no depths, was I begotten, when there were no fountaines abounding with water. Proverbs 8:25 Before the mountaines were setled: and before the hilles, was I begotten. Proverbs 8:26 He had not yet made the earth, nor the open places, nor the height of the dust in the worlde. Proverbs 8:27 When hee prepared the heauens, I was there, when he set the compasse vpon the deepe. Proverbs 8:28 When he established the cloudes aboue, when he confirmed the fountaines of the deepe, Proverbs 8:29 When he gaue his decree to the Sea, that the waters shoulde not passe his commaundement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth, Proverbs 8:30 Then was I with him as a nourisher, and I was dayly his delight reioycing alway before him, Proverbs 8:31 And tooke my solace in the compasse of his earth: and my delite is with the children of men.

Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

Proverbs 8:32 Therefore nowe hearken, O children, vnto me: for blessed are they that keepe my wayes. Proverbs 8:33 Heare instruction, and be ye wise, and refuse it not: Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth mee, watching dayly at my gates, & giuing attendance at the postes of my doores. Proverbs 8:35 For he that findeth me, findeth life, and shal obteine fauour of the Lord. Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me, hurteth his owne soule: and all that hate me, loue death.

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