Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wysdome crye? doth not vnderstandynge put forth her voyce? Proverbs 8:2 Standeth she not in the hye places in the stretes and wayes? Proverbs 8:3 doth she not crye before the whole cytie, and in the gates where men go out and in? Proverbs 8:4 It is you, O ye men (sayeth she) whom I call: Unto (the chyldren of men) do I lyft vp my voyce. Proverbs 8:5 Take hede vnto knowledge O ye ignoraunt be wyse in herte, O ye foles.
and evidency of wisdom.
Proverbs 8:6 Geue eare, for I wyll speake of greate matters, and open my lyppes to tell thynges that be ryght. Proverbs 8:7 For my throte shalbe talkynge of the trueth and my lyppes abhorre vngodlynesse. Proverbs 8:8 All the wordes of my mouth are righteous, there is no frowarnedsse nor falshede therin. Proverbs 8:9 They are all playne to soche as wyll vnderstande, and ryght to them that fynde knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 Receaue my doctryne, and not syluer: and my knowledge, more then fyne golde. Proverbs 8:11 For wysdome is more worth then precious stones, yee all thynges that thou canst desyre, maye not be compared vnto it.
Proverbs 8:12 I wysdome haue my dwellynge with knowledge, and prudent councell is myne awne. Proverbs 8:13 The feare of the Lorde abhorreth wyckednesse, pryde dysdayne, and the euell waye: and a mouth that speaketh wycked thynges, I vtterly abhorre. Proverbs 8:14 I can geue councell, and I conferre thinges: I haue vnderstanding, I haue strength.
Proverbs 8:15 Thorowe me, kynges reygne: thorowe me counselars make iust lawes. Proverbs 8:16 Thorowe me, do prynces beare rule, and all iudges of the earth execute iudgement. Proverbs 8:17 I am louynge vnto those that loue me: and they that seke me early shall fynde me.
Proverbs 8:18 Ryches and honoure are with me, ye excellent goodes and ryghteousnes. Proverbs 8:19 My frute is better then golde and precious stone, and myne encrease more worth then fyne syluer. Proverbs 8:20 I wyll guyde the in the waye of ryghteousnes, and in the strete of iudgement. Proverbs 8:21 That I maye sende prosperite to those that loue me, and to encrease their treasure.
and the eternity of wisdom.
Proverbs 8:22 The Lorde him selfe had me in possessyon in the begynnynge of his wayes, or euer he beganne his worckes a fore tyme. Proverbs 8:23 I haue bene ordened from euerlastynge, and from the begynnynge or euer the earth was made. Proverbs 8:24 When I was borne, there were nether depthes nor sprynges of water. Proverbs 8:25 Before the foundacyons of the mountaynes were layed, yee before all hylles was I borne. Proverbs 8:26 The earth and all that is vpon the earth was not yet made, no not the grounde it selfe. Proverbs 8:27 For when he made the heauens, I was present: when he sett vp the depthes in ordre, Proverbs 8:28 when he hanged the cloudes aboue: when he fastened þe sprynges of the depe: Proverbs 8:29 When he shut the see within certayne bowndes, that the waters shulde not go ouer their marckes þt he commaunded. When he layed the foundacyons of þe earth Proverbs 8:30 I was with him, ordrynge all thynges: delytinge dayly, and reioysynge all waye before him. Proverbs 8:31 As for the rounde compase of thys worlde, I make it ioyfull: for my delyte is to be amonge the chyldren of men.
Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.
Proverbs 8:32 Therfore herken vnto me, O ye chyldren, 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 the man that heareth me, watchynge dayly at my gates, and geuynge attendaunce at þe postes of my dores. Proverbs 8:35 For who so fyndeth me, fyndeth lyfe, and shall obtayne fauour of the Lorde. Proverbs 8:36 But who so offendeth agaynst me, hurteth his awne soule. All they that hate me, are the louers of death.