Proverbs Chapter 8 World English Bible

Proverbs 8:1

Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?

Proverbs 8:2

On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she stands.

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entry doors, she cries aloud:

Proverbs 8:4

"To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.

Proverbs 8:5

You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 8:6

Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.

Proverbs 8:7

For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Proverbs 8:8

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.

Proverbs 8:9

They are all plain to him who understands, Right to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 8:10

Receive my instruction rather than silver; Knowledge rather than choice gold.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Proverbs 8:12

"I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.

Proverbs 8:14

Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

Proverbs 8:16

By me princes rule; Nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.

Proverbs 8:18

With me are riches, honor, Enduring wealth, and prosperity.

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; My yield than choice silver.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Proverbs 8:21

That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:22

"Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, Before his deeds of old.

Proverbs 8:23

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth existed.

Proverbs 8:24

When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.

Proverbs 8:25

Before the mountains were settled in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth;

Proverbs 8:26

While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.

Proverbs 8:27

When he established the heavens, I was there; When he set a circle on the surface of the deep,

Proverbs 8:28

When he established the clouds above, When the springs of the deep became strong,

Proverbs 8:29

When he gave to the sea its boundary, That the waters should not violate his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, Always rejoicing before him,

Proverbs 8:31

Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:32

"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, For blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 8:33

Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.

Proverbs 8:34

Blessed is the man who hears me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my door posts.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoever finds me, finds life, And will obtain favor from Yahweh.

Proverbs 8:36

But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."