Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Proverbs 8

The fame,

Proverbs 8:1 Doth not, wisdom, cry aloud? and, understanding, send forth her voice? Proverbs 8:2 At the top of the high places above the way, at the place where paths meet, she taketh her stand: Proverbs 8:3 Beside the gates, at the entrance of the city,—at the going in of the openings, she shouteth:— Proverbs 8:4 Unto you, O men, I call, and, my voice, is unto the sons of men; Proverbs 8:5 Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;

and evidency of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:6 Hear, for, princely things, will I speak, and the opening of my lips shall be of equity; Proverbs 8:7 For, faithfulness, shall my mouth softly utter, but, the abomination of my lips, shall be lawlessness; Proverbs 8:8 In righteousness, shall be all the sayings of my mouth, nothing therein, shall be crafty or perverse; Proverbs 8:9 All of them, shall be plain, to them who would understand, and just, to such as would gain knowledge.

The excellency,

Proverbs 8:10 Receive my correction, and not silver, and knowledge, rather than choicest gold. Proverbs 8:11 For better is wisdom, than ornaments of coral, and, no delightful things, can equal her.

the nature,

Proverbs 8:12 I, wisdom, inhabit shrewdness,—and, the knowledge of sagacious things, I gain. Proverbs 8:13 The reverence of Yahweh, is to hate wickedness: pride, arrogance, and the way of wickedness; And a mouth of perverse things, do I hate. Proverbs 8:14 Mine, are counsel, and effective working, I, am understanding, mine, is valour:

the power,

Proverbs 8:15 By me, kings reign, and dignitaries decree righteousness; Proverbs 8:16 By me, rulers govern, and nobles—all the righteous judges: Proverbs 8:17 I, love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:

the riches,

Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour, are with me, lordly wealth, and righteousness; Proverbs 8:19 Better is my fruit, than gold—yea fine gold, and mine increase, than choice silver; Proverbs 8:20 In the way of righteousness, I march along, in the middle of the paths of justice: Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause them who love me to inherit substance, and, their treasuries, I may fill.

and the eternity of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:22 Yahweh, had constituted me the beginning of his way, before his works, at the commencement of that time; Proverbs 8:23 At the outset of the ages, had I been established, in advance of the antiquities of the earth; Proverbs 8:24 When there was no resounding deep, I had been brought forth, when there were no fountains, abounding with water; Proverbs 8:25 Ere yet the mountains had been settled, before the hills, had I been brought forth; Proverbs 8:26 Or ever he had made the land and the wastes, or the top of the dry parts of the world: Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, there, was I! When he decreed a vault upon the face of the resounding deep; Proverbs 8:28 When he made firm the skies above, when the fountains of the resounding deep, waxed strong; Proverbs 8:29 When he fixed for the sea its bound, that, the waters, should not go beyond his bidding, when he decreed the foundations of the earth:— Proverbs 8:30 Then became I beside him, a firm and sure worker, then became I filled with delight, day by day, exulting before him on every occasion; Proverbs 8:31 Exulting in the fruitful land of his earth, Yea, my fulness of delight, was with the sons of men.

Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

Proverbs 8:32 Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken to me, for how happy are they who, to my ways, pay regard! Proverbs 8:33 Hear ye correction, and be wise, and do not neglect. Proverbs 8:34 How happy the man that doth hearken to me,—keeping guard at my doors, day by day, watching at the posts of my gates; Proverbs 8:35 For, he that findeth me, findeth life, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh; Proverbs 8:36 But, he that misseth me, wrongeth his own soul, all who hate me, love death.

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