17 I (A)love those who love me;
And (B)those who diligently seek me will find me.
18 (C)Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring (D)wealth and righteousness.
19 My fruit is (E)better than gold, even pure gold;
And my yield better than (F)choice silver.
20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice,
21 To endow those who love me with wealth,
That I may (G)fill their treasuries.

22 “The Lord [a]created me (H)at the beginning of His way,
Before His works [b]of old.
23 From eternity I was [c](I)established,
From the beginning, (J)from the earliest times of the earth.
24 When there were no (K)ocean depths, I was born,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
25 (L)Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was born;
26 While He had not yet made the earth and the [d]fields,
Nor the first dust of the world.
27 When He (M)established the heavens, I was there;
When (N)He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

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  1. Proverbs 8:22 Or possessed
  2. Proverbs 8:22 Lit from then
  3. Proverbs 8:23 Or consecrated
  4. Proverbs 8:26 Lit outside places

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