8 Does not lwisdom call?
Does not munderstanding raise her voice?
2 On nthe heights beside the way,
4 “To you, O qmen, I call,
and my cry is to qthe children of man.
O tfools, learn sense.
6 Hear, for I will speak unoble things,
and from my lips will come vwhat is right,
7 for my wmouth will utter truth;
there is nothing xtwisted or crooked in them.
9 They are all ystraight to him who understands,
10 zTake my instruction instead of silver,
11 afor wisdom is better than jewels,
and ball that you may desire cannot compare with her.
and I find knowledge and cdiscretion.
fPride and arrogance and the way of evil
and gperverted speech I hate.
I have insight; jI have strength.
15 By me kkings reign,
and nobles, all who govern justly.1
17 lI love those who love me,
and mthose who seek me diligently find me.
18 nRiches and honor are with me,
and my yield than rchoice silver.
the first of his acts uof old.
23 Ages ago I was vset up,
at the first, wbefore the beginning of the earth.
25 Before the mountains zhad been shaped,
abefore the hills, I was brought forth,
27 When he bestablished the heavens, I was there;
when he drew ca circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he dmade firm the skies above,
when he established4 the fountains of the deep,
when he marked out gthe foundations of the earth,
30 then hI was beside him, like a master workman,
32 “And now, lO sons, listen to me:
mblessed are those who keep my ways.
33 nHear instruction and be wise,
34 oBlessed is the one who listens to me,
and robtains favor from the Lord,
36 but he who fails to find me sinjures himself;