Proverbs Chapter 8 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 8:1

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding give forth her voice?

Proverbs 8:2

On the top of high places by the way, at the cross-paths she taketh her stand.

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud.

Proverbs 8:4

Unto you, men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of man:

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence; and ye foolish, understand sense.

Proverbs 8:6

Hear, for I will speak excellent things, and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Proverbs 8:7

For my palate shall meditate truth, and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Proverbs 8:8

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

Proverbs 8:9

They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Proverbs 8:10

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold:

Proverbs 8:11

for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not equal to it.

Proverbs 8:12

I wisdom dwell [with] prudence, and find the knowledge [which cometh] of reflection.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.

Proverbs 8:14

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am intelligence; I have strength.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees;

Proverbs 8:16

by me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

Proverbs 8:18

Riches and honour are with me; durable wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than fine gold, yea, than pure gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the path of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Proverbs 8:21

that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:22

Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Proverbs 8:23

I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.

Proverbs 8:24

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

Proverbs 8:25

Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I 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 prepared the heavens I was there; when he ordained the circle upon the face of the deep;

Proverbs 8:28

when he established the skies above, when the fountains of the deep became strong;

Proverbs 8:29

when he imposed on the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment, when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Proverbs 8:30

then I was by him [his] nursling, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Proverbs 8:31

rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights [were] with the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:32

And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways:

Proverbs 8:33

hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.

Proverbs 8:34

Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Proverbs 8:35

For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah;

Proverbs 8:36

but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.