11 (A)for wisdom is better than jewels,
    and (B)all that you may desire cannot compare with her.

12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
    and I find knowledge and (C)discretion.
13 (D)The fear of the Lord is (E)hatred of evil.
(F)Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
    and (G)perverted speech I hate.
14 I have (H)counsel and (I)sound wisdom;
    I have insight; (J)I have strength.
15 By me (K)kings reign,
    and rulers decree what is just;
16 by me princes rule,
    and nobles, all who govern justly.[a]
17 (L)I love those who love me,
    and (M)those who seek me diligently find me.
18 (N)Riches and honor are with me,
    (O)enduring wealth and (P)righteousness.

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  1. Proverbs 8:16 Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint govern the earth

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