All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;
Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
They are all plain to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;
11 (A)For wisdom is better than rubies,
And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.

12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
13 (B)The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
(C)Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And (D)the perverse mouth I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, (E)I have strength.

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17 (A)I love those who love me,
And (B)those who seek me diligently will find me.
18 (C)Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold,
And my revenue than choice silver.
20 I [a]traverse the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice,
21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:20 walk about on