Does not wisdomH2451 cry?H7121 and understandingH8394 putH5414 forth her voice?H6963
She standsH5324 in the topH7218 of highH4791 places, by the wayH1870 in the placesH1004 of the paths.H5410
She criesH7442 atH3027 the gates,H8179 atH3027 the entryH6310 of the city,H7176 at the comingH3996 in at the doors.H6607
To you, O men,H376 I call;H7121 and my voiceH6963 is to the sonsH1121 of man.H120
O you simple,H6612 understandH995 wisdom:H6195 and, you fools,H3684 be you of an understandingH995 heart.H3820
Hear;H8085 for I will speakH1696 of excellentH5057 things; and the openingH4669 of my lipsH8193 shall be rightH4339 things.
For my mouthH2441 shall speakH1897 truth;H571 and wickednessH7562 is an abominationH8441 to my lips.H8193
AllH3605 the wordsH561 of my mouthH6310 are in righteousness;H6664 there is nothingH369 fraudulentH6617 or perverseH6141 in them.
They are allH3605 plainH5228 to him that understands,H995 and rightH3477 to them that findH4672 knowledge.H1847
ReceiveH3947 my instruction,H4148 and not silver;H3701 and knowledgeH1847 ratherH408 than choiceH977 gold.H2742
For wisdomH2451 is betterH2896 than rubies;H6443 and allH3605 the things that may be desiredH2656 are not to be comparedH7737 to it.
I wisdomH2451 dwellH7931 with prudence,H6195 and findH4672 out knowledgeH1847 of witty inventions.H4209
The fearH3374 of the LORDH3068 is to hateH8130 evil:H7451 pride,H1344 and arrogance,H1347 and the evilH7451 way,H1870 and the fraudulentH8419 mouth,H6310 do I hate.H8130
CounselH6098 is mine, and soundH8454 wisdom:H8454 I am understanding;H998 I have strength.H1369
By me kingsH4428 reign,H4427 and princesH7336 decreeH2710 justice.H6664
By me princesH8269 rule,H8323 and nobles,H5081 even allH3605 the judgesH8199 of the earth.H776
I loveH157 them that loveH157 me; and those that seekH7836 me earlyH7836 shall findH4672 me.
RichesH6239 and honorH3519 are with me; yes, durableH6276 richesH1952 and righteousness.H6666
My fruitH6529 is betterH2896 than gold,H2742 yes, than fine gold;H6337 and my revenueH8393 than choiceH977 silver.H3701
I leadH1980 in the wayH734 of righteousness,H6666 in the middleH8432 of the pathsH5410 of judgment:H4941
That I may cause those that loveH157 me to inheritH5157 substance;H3426 and I will fillH4390 their treasures.H214
The LORDH3068 possessedH7069 me in the beginningH7225 of his way,H1870 beforeH6924 his worksH4659 of old.H227
I was setH5258 up from everlasting,H5769 from the beginning,H7218 or everH6924 the earthH776 was.
When there were noH369 depths,H8415 I was broughtH2342 forth;H2342 when there were noH369 fountainsH4599 aboundingH3513 with water.H4325
BeforeH2962 the mountainsH2022 were settled,H2883 beforeH6440 the hillsH1389 was I broughtH2342 forth:H2342
While as yetH5704 he had not madeH6213 the earth,H776 nor the fields,H2351 nor the highestH7218 part of the dustH6083 of the world.H8398
When he preparedH3559 the heavens,H8064 I was there:H8033 when he setH2710 a compassH2329 on the faceH6440 of the depth:H8415
When he establishedH553 the cloudsH7834 above:H4605 when he strengthenedH5810 the fountainsH5869 of the deep:H8415
When he gaveH7760 to the seaH3220 his decree,H2706 that the watersH4325 should not passH5674 his commandment:H6310 when he appointedH2710 the foundationsH4146 of the earth:H776
Then I was by him, as one broughtH539 up with him: and I was dailyH3117 his delight,H8191 rejoicingH7832 alwaysH3605 H6256 beforeH6440 him;
RejoicingH7832 in the habitableH8398 part of his earth;H776 and my delightsH8191 were with the sonsH1121 of men.H120
NowH6258 therefore listenH8085 to me, O you children:H1121 for blessedH835 are they that keepH8104 my ways.H1870
HearH8085 instruction,H4148 and be wise,H2449 and refuseH6544 it not.
BlessedH835 is the manH120 that hearsH8085 me, watchingH8245 dailyH3117 atH5921 my gates,H1817 waitingH8104 at the postsH4201 of my doors.H6607
For whoever findsH4672 me findsH4672 life,H2416 and shall obtainH6329 favorH7522 of the LORD.H3068
But he that sinsH2398 against me wrongsH2554 his own soul:H5315 allH3605 they that hateH8130 me loveH157 death.H4194