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Proverbs 8

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one Does not wisdom cry? and does not the mind exalt his voice?
2 She stands in high places, on the road, at the crossroads;
3 she calls at the gate at the entrance to the city, at the entrance to the door:
4 `I appeal to you people, and to my sons of men my voice!
5 Learn, foolish, prudent, and foolish - to the mind.
6 Listen, because I will say the important, and the saying of my mouth is true;
7 for my tongue shall speak truth, and wickedness is an abomination to my mouth;
eight all the words of my mouth are fair; there is no deceit and cunning in them;
nine they are all clear to the rational and fair to those who acquire knowledge.
ten Accept my teaching, not silver; better knowledge than perfect gold;
eleven because wisdom is better than pearls, and nothing desired can be compared with it.

12 I, wisdom, dwell with reason and seek rational knowledge.
thirteen The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and treacherous lips I hate.
fourteen I have advice and truth; I am the mind, I have the power.
fifteen By me kings reign and sovereigns legitimize the truth;
sixteen I am ruled by rulers and nobles and all the judges of the earth.
17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me;
18 I have wealth and glory, infallible treasure and truth;
19 my fruits are better than gold, and gold of the purest, and more benefit from me than from selected silver.
twenty I walk the path of truth, the paths of justice
21 to deliver to those who love me a substantial blessing, and I fill them with treasures.

22 The Lord had me the beginning of his way, before his creatures, from the beginning;
23 from the age I have been anointed, from the beginning, before the being of the earth.
24 I was born when there were no abysses, when there were no sources abundant in water.
25 I was born before mountains were set up, before hills,
26 when He had not yet created the earth, or the fields, or the initial dust particles of the universe.
27 When He prepared heaven, [I was] there. When He drew a circular line over the face of the abyss,
28 when he affirmed the clouds above, when he strengthened the sources of the abyss,
29th when he gave the charter to the sea, so that the waters would not exceed its limits, when he laid the foundation of the earth:
thirty then I was an artist under Him, and was joy every day, having fun in front of Him all the time,
31 rejoicing in his earthly circle, and my joy [was] with the sons of men.

32 So children, listen to me; and blessed are those who keep my ways!
33 Listen to the instructions and be wise, and do not depart [from] [him].
34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, awake every day at my gate and standing guard at my door!
35 because whoever found me, he found life, and will receive grace from the Lord;
36 but he who sins against me harms his soul: all who hate me love death. ”

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