1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
8:1 ¶ Doth not, wisdom, cry aloud? and, understanding, send forth her voice?
8:2 At the top of the high places above the way, at the place where paths meet, she taketh her stand:
8:3 Beside the gates, at the entrance of the city,at the going in of the openings, she shouteth:
8:4 Unto you, O men, I call, and, my voice, is unto the sons of men;
8:5 Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;
8:6 Hear, for, princely things, will I speak, and the opening of my lips shall be of equity;
8:7 For, faithfulness, shall my mouth softly utter, but, the abomination of my lips, shall be lawlessness;
8:8 In righteousness, shall be all the sayings of my mouth, nothing therein, shall be crafty or perverse;
8:9 All of them, shall be plain, to them who would understand, and just, to such as would gain knowledge.
8:10 Receive my correction, and not silver, and knowledge, rather than choicest gold.
8:11 For better is wisdom, than ornaments of coral, and, no delightful things, can equal her.
8:12 ¶ I, wisdom, inhabit shrewdness,and, the knowledge of sagacious things, I gain.
8:14 Mine, are counsel, and effective working, I, am understanding, mine, is valour:
8:15 By me, kings reign, and dignitaries decree righteousness;
8:16 By me, rulers govern, and noblesall the righteous judges:
8:17 I, love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:
8:18 Riches and honour, are with me, lordly wealth, and righteousness;
8:19 Better is my fruit, than goldyea fine gold, and mine increase, than choice silver;
8:20 In the way of righteousness, I march along, in the middle of the paths of justice:
8:21 That I may cause them who love me to inherit substance, and, their treasuries, I may fill.
8:23 At the outset of the ages, had I been established, in advance of the antiquities of the earth;
8:24 When there was no resounding deep, I had been brought forth, when there were no fountains, abounding with water;
8:25 Ere yet the mountains had been settled, before the hills, had I been brought forth;
8:26 Or ever he had made the land and the wastes, or the top of the dry parts of the world:
8:27 When he prepared the heavens, there, was I! When he decreed a vault upon the face of the resounding deep;
8:28 When he made firm the skies above, when the fountains of the resounding deep, waxed strong;
8:29 When he fixed for the sea its bound, that, the waters, should not go beyond his bidding, when he decreed the foundations of the earth:
8:30 Then became I beside him, a firm and sure worker, then became I filled with delight, day by day, exulting before him on every occasion;
8:31 Exulting in the fruitful land of his earth, Yea, my fulness of delight, was with the sons of men.
8:32 ¶ Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken to me, for how happy are they who, to my ways, pay regard!
8:33 Hear ye correction, and be wise, and do not neglect.
8:34 How happy the man that doth hearken to me,keeping guard at my doors, day by day, watching at the posts of my gates;
8:36 But, he that misseth me, wrongeth his own soul, all who hate me, love death.
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