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Proverbs 8:6-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Listen! for noble things I speak;
    my lips proclaim honest words.
[a]Indeed, my mouth utters truth,
    and my lips abhor wickedness.
All the words of my mouth are sincere,
    none of them wily or crooked;
All of them are straightforward to the intelligent,
    and right to those who attain knowledge.
10 Take my instruction instead of silver,
    and knowledge rather than choice gold.


  1. 8:7–8 The truth and sincerity of wisdom are absolute because they are of divine origin. They can neither deceive nor tolerate deception. The intelligent understand and accept this. “Straight” and “crooked” in Hebrew and English are metaphors for true, trustworthy and false, deceitful.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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