Proverbs Chapter 8 Bible in Basic English

Proverbs 8:1

Is not wisdom crying out, and the voice of knowledge sounding?

Proverbs 8:2

At the top of the highways, at the meeting of the roads, she takes her place;

Proverbs 8:3

Where the roads go into the town her cry goes out, at the doorways her voice is loud:

Proverbs 8:4

I am crying out to you, O men; my voice comes to the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:5

Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.

Proverbs 8:6

Give ear, for my words are true, and my lips are open to give out what is upright.

Proverbs 8:7

For good faith goes out of my mouth, and false lips are disgusting to me.

Proverbs 8:8

All the words of my mouth are righteousness; there is nothing false or twisted in them.

Proverbs 8:9

They are all true to him whose mind is awake, and straightforward to those who get knowledge.

Proverbs 8:10

Take my teaching, and not silver; get knowledge in place of the best gold.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, have made wise behaviour my near relation; I am seen to be the special friend of wise purposes.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is seen in hating evil: pride, a high opinion of oneself, the evil way, and the false tongue, are unpleasing to me.

Proverbs 8:14

Wise design and good sense are mine; reason and strength are mine.

Proverbs 8:15

Through me kings have their power, and rulers give right decisions.

Proverbs 8:16

Through me chiefs have authority, and the noble ones are judging in righteousness.

Proverbs 8:17

Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me.

Proverbs 8:18

Wealth and honour are in my hands, even wealth without equal and righteousness.

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, even than the best gold; and my increase is more to be desired than silver.

Proverbs 8:20

I go in the road of righteousness, in the way of right judging:

Proverbs 8:21

So that I may give my lovers wealth for their heritage, making their store-houses full.

Proverbs 8:22

The Lord made me as the start of his way, the first of his works in the past.

Proverbs 8:23

From eternal days I was given my place, from the birth of time, before the earth was.

Proverbs 8:24

When there was no deep I was given birth, when there were no fountains flowing with water.

Proverbs 8:25

Before the mountains were put in their places, before the hills was my birth:

Proverbs 8:26

When he had not made the earth or the fields or the dust of the world.

Proverbs 8:27

When he made ready the heavens I was there: when he put an arch over the face of the deep:

Proverbs 8:28

When he made strong the skies overhead: when the fountains of the deep were fixed:

Proverbs 8:29

When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was by his side, as a master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, playing before him at all times;

Proverbs 8:31

Playing in his earth; and my delight was with the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:32

Give ear to me then, my sons: for happy are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 8:33

Take my teaching and be wise; do not let it go.

Proverbs 8:34

Happy is the man who gives ear to me, watching at my doors day by day, keeping his place by the pillars of my house.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoever gets me gets life, and grace from the Lord will come to him.

Proverbs 8:36

But he who does evil to me, does wrong to his soul: all my haters are in love with death.