Proverbs 8 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 8


Proverbs 8:1

Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?

Proverbs 8:2

On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;

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, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.

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 mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Proverbs 8:8

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked 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 to be compared unto it.

Proverbs 8:12

I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge [and] discretion.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 8:14

Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

Proverbs 8:16

By me princes rule, And nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth.

Proverbs 8:17

I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.

Proverbs 8:18

Riches and honor are with me; [Yea], durable wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 8:19

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

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Proverbs 8:21

That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may 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 everlasting, 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 established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,

Proverbs 8:28

When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong,

Proverbs 8:29

When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was by him, [as] a master workman; And I was daily [his] delight, Rejoicing always before him,

Proverbs 8:31

Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:32

Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me; For 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 shall obtain favor of Jehovah.

Proverbs 8:36

But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: All they that hate me love death.

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