Bible: Proverbs 8:1-11
The Appeal of Wisdom 1
8:1 Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
8:2 At the top 2 of the elevated places along the way,
at the intersection 3 of the paths she takes her stand;
8:3 beside the gates opening into 4 the city,
at the entrance of the doorways she cries out: 5
8:4 “To you, O people, 6 I call out,
8:5 You who are naive, discern 9 wisdom!
And you fools, understand discernment! 10
8:6 Listen, for I will speak excellent things, 11
and my lips will utter 12 what is right.
8:8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; 17
there is nothing in them twisted 18 or crooked.
8:9 All of them are clear 19 to the discerning
and upright to those who find knowledge.
and knowledge rather than choice gold.
8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies,
and desirable things cannot be compared 22 to her.