Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 8

The fame,

Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice? Proverbs 8:2 At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood, Proverbs 8:3 At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, The entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud, 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, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,

and evidency of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:6 Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips [is] uprightness. Proverbs 8:7 For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips [is] wickedness. Proverbs 8:8 In righteousness [are] all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse. Proverbs 8:9 All of them [are] plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.

The excellency,

Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:11 For better [is] wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.

the nature,

Proverbs 8:12 I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out. Proverbs 8:13 The fear of Jehovah [is] to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, And a froward mouth, I have hated. Proverbs 8:14 Mine [is] counsel and substance, I [am] understanding, I have might.

the power,

Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness, Proverbs 8:16 By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth. Proverbs 8:17 I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.

the riches,

Proverbs 8:18 Wealth and honour [are] with me, Lasting substance and righteousness. Proverbs 8:19 Better [is] my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver. Proverbs 8:20 In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment, Proverbs 8:21 To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill.

and the eternity of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:22 Jehovah possessed me—the beginning of His way, Before His works since then. Proverbs 8:23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth. Proverbs 8:24 In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters, Proverbs 8:25 Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth. Proverbs 8:26 While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world. Proverbs 8:27 In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep, Proverbs 8:28 In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep, Proverbs 8:29 In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth, Proverbs 8:30 Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight—day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times, Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights [are] with the sons of men.

Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

Proverbs 8:32 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways. Proverbs 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not. Proverbs 8:34 O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance. Proverbs 8:35 For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah. Proverbs 8:36 And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!

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