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Proverbs 8:16-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)

16 I empower princes to rise and take dominion,
and generous ones to govern the earth.[a]
17 I will show my love to those who passionately love me.[b]
For they will search and search continually until they find me.
18 Unending wealth and glory
come to those who discover where I dwell.
The riches of righteousness and a long, satisfying life
will be given to them.[c]


  1. Proverbs 8:16 As translated from many Hebrew manuscripts and the Septuagint. Other Hebrew manuscripts have “and all nobles who govern justly.” The word nobles can also be translated “generous ones.”
  2. Proverbs 8:17 Wisdom is not found by the halfhearted. One must love wisdom to gain it. A superficial desire will yield only a superficial knowledge.
  3. Proverbs 8:18 Or “riches and righteousness.” The phrase “a long, satisfying life” is from the Aramaic.
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