Proverbs Chapter 8 Young's Literal Translation

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!