Bible: Proverbs 8:12-21

8:12I, wisdom, live with prudence, 1 

and I find 2  knowledge and discretion.

8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate 3  evil;

I hate arrogant pride 4  and the evil way

and perverse utterances. 5 

8:14 Counsel and sound wisdom belong to me; 6 

I possess understanding and might.

8:15 Kings reign by means of me,

and potentates 7  decree 8  righteousness;

8:16 by me princes rule,

as well as nobles and 9  all righteous judges. 10 

8:17 I love 11  those who love me,

and those who seek me find me.

8:18 Riches and honor are with me,

long-lasting wealth and righteousness.

8:19 My fruit is better than the purest gold, 12 

and what I produce 13  is better than choice silver.

8:20 I walk in the path of righteousness,

in the pathway of justice,

8:21 that I may cause 14  those who love me to inherit wealth,

and that I may fill 15  their treasuries. 16 

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