28 When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became [a]fixed,
29 When (A)He set a boundary for the sea
So that the water would not violate His [b]command,
When He marked out (B)the foundations of the earth;
30 Then (C)I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was His delight daily,
[c]Rejoicing always before Him,
31 [d]Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having (D)my delight in the sons of mankind.

32 “Now then, sons, (E)listen to me,
For (F)blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 (G)Listen to instruction and be wise,
And do not neglect it.
34 (H)Blessed is the person who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
35 For (I)one who finds me finds life,
And (J)obtains favor from the Lord.
36 But one who [e]sins against me (K)injures himself;
All those who (L)hate me (M)love death.”

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  1. Proverbs 8:28 Lit strong
  2. Proverbs 8:29 Lit mouth
  3. Proverbs 8:30 Or Playing
  4. Proverbs 8:31 Or Playing
  5. Proverbs 8:36 Or misses me

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