KJV PRO8 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO7.htm PRO9.htm
8:1 Doth not wisdom [H2451] cry [H7121] ? and understanding [H8394] put forth [H5414] her voice [H6963] ?
8:2 She standeth [H5324] in the top [H7218] of high places [H4791] , by the way [H1870] in the places [H1004] of the paths [H5410] .
8:3 She crieth [H7442] at [H3027] the gates [H8179] , at the entry [H6310] of the city [H7176] , at the coming [H3996] in at the doors [H6607] .
8:4 Unto you, O men [H376] , I call [H7121] ; and my voice [H6963] [is] to the sons [H1121] of man [H120] .
8:5 O ye simple [H6612] , understand [H995] wisdom [H6195] : and, ye fools [H3684] , be ye of an understanding [H995] heart [H3820] .
8:6 Hear [H8085] ; for I will speak [H1696] of excellent things [H5057] ; and the opening [H4669] of my lips [H8193] [shall be] right things [H4339] .
8:7 For my mouth [H2441] shall speak [H1897] truth [H571] ; and wickedness [H7562] [is] an abomination [H8441] to my lips [H8193] .(an: Heb. the abomination of my lips)
8:8 All the words [H561] of my mouth [H6310] [are] in righteousness [H6664] ; [there is] nothing froward [H6617] or perverse [H6141] in them.(froward: Heb. wreathed)
8:9 They [are] all plain [H5228] to him that understandeth [H995] , and right [H3477] to them that find [H4672] knowledge [H1847] .
8:10 Receive [H3947] my instruction [H4148] , and not silver [H3701] ; and knowledge [H1847] rather than choice [H977] gold [H2742] .
8:11 For wisdom [H2451] [is] better [H2896] than rubies [H6443] ; and all the things that may be desired [H2656] are not to be compared [H7737] to it.
8:12 I wisdom [H2451] dwell [H7931] with prudence [H6195] , and find out [H4672] knowledge [H1847] of witty inventions [H4209] .(prudence: or, subtilty)
8:13 The fear [H3374] of the LORD [H3068] [is] to hate [H8130] evil [H7451] : pride [H1344] , and arrogancy [H1347] , and the evil [H7451] way [H1870] , and the froward [H8419] mouth [H6310] , do I hate [H8130] .
8:14 Counsel [H6098] [is] mine, and sound wisdom [H8454] : I [am] understanding [H998] ; I have strength [H1369] .
8:15 By me kings [H4428] reign [H4427] , and princes [H7336] decree [H2710] justice [H6664] .
8:16 By me princes [H8269] rule [H8323] , and nobles [H5081] , [even] all the judges [H8199] of the earth [H776] .
8:17 I love [H157] them that love [H157] me; and those that seek me early [H7836] shall find [H4672] me.
8:18 Riches [H6239] and honour [H3519] [are] with me; [yea], durable [H6276] riches [H1952] and righteousness [H6666] .
8:19 My fruit [H6529] [is] better [H2896] than gold [H2742] , yea, than fine gold [H6337] ; and my revenue [H8393] than choice [H977] silver [H3701] .
8:20 I lead [H1980] in the way [H734] of righteousness [H6666] , in the midst [H8432] of the paths [H5410] of judgment [H4941] :(lead: or, walk)
8:21 That I may cause those that love [H157] me to inherit [H5157] substance [H3426] ; and I will fill [H4390] their treasures [H214] .
8:22 The LORD [H3068] possessed [H7069] me in the beginning [H7225] of his way [H1870] , before [H6924] his works [H4659] of old.
8:23 I was set up [H5258] from everlasting [H5769] , from the beginning [H7218] , or ever [H6924] the earth [H776] was.
8:24 When [there were] no depths [H8415] , I was brought forth [H2342] ; when [there were] no fountains [H4599] abounding [H3513] with water [H4325] .
8:25 Before the mountains [H2022] were settled [H2883] , before [H6440] the hills [H1389] was I brought forth [H2342] :
8:26 While as yet he had not made [H6213] the earth [H776] , nor the fields [H2351] , nor the highest part [H7218] of the dust [H6083] of the world [H8398] .(fields: or, open places)(the highest: or, the chief part)
8:27 When he prepared [H3559] the heavens [H8064] , I [was] there: when he set [H2710] a compass [H2329] upon the face [H6440] of the depth [H8415] :(a compass: or, a circle)
8:28 When he established [H553] the clouds [H7834] above [H4605] : when he strengthened [H5810] the fountains [H5869] of the deep [H8415] :
8:29 When he gave [H7760] to the sea [H3220] his decree [H2706] , that the waters [H4325] should not pass [H5674] his commandment [H6310] : when he appointed [H2710] the foundations [H4144] of the earth [H776] :
8:30 Then I was by him [H681] , [as] one brought up [H525] [with him]: and I was daily [H3117] [H3117] [his] delight [H8191] , rejoicing [H7832] always [H6256] before [H6440] him;
8:31 Rejoicing [H7832] in the habitable part [H8398] of his earth [H776] ; and my delights [H8191] [were] with the sons [H1121] of men [H120] .
8:32 Now therefore hearken [H8085] unto me, O ye children [H1121] : for blessed [H835] [are they that] keep [H8104] my ways [H1870] .
8:33 Hear [H8085] instruction [H4148] , and be wise [H2449] , and refuse [H6544] it not.
8:34 Blessed [H835] [is] the man [H120] that heareth [H8085] me, watching [H8245] daily [H3117] [H3117] at my gates [H1817] , waiting [H8104] at the posts [H4201] of my doors [H6607] .
8:35 For whoso findeth [H4672] me findeth [H4672] [H4672] life [H2416] , and shall obtain [H6329] favour [H7522] of the LORD [H3068] .(obtain: Heb. bring forth)
8:36 But he that sinneth [H2398] against me wrongeth [H2554] his own soul [H5315] : all they that hate [H8130] me love [H157] death [H4194] .