12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
13 (A)The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
(B)Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And (C)the perverse mouth I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, (D)I have strength.
15 (E)By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles,
All the judges of [a]the earth.

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  1. Proverbs 8:16 MT, Syr., Tg., Vg. righteousness; LXX, Bg., some mss. and editions earth

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