(Proverbs 8) Week Eleven Reading..

Proverbs 8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Does not skillful and godly Wisdom cry out, and understanding raise her voice [in contrast to the loose woman]?

On the top of the heights beside the way, where the paths meet, stands Wisdom [skillful and godly];

At the gates at the entrance of the town, at the coming in at the doors, she cries out:

To you, O men, I call, and my voice is directed to the sons of men.

O you simple and thoughtless ones, understand prudence; you [self-confident] fools, be of an understanding heart.

Hear, for I will speak excellent and princely things; and the opening of my lips shall be for right things.

For my mouth shall utter truth, and wrongdoing is detestable and loathsome to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God); there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them.

They are all plain to him who understands [and opens his heart], and right to those who find knowledge [and live by it].

10 Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

11 For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

12 I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.

13 The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord [includes] the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way, and perverted and twisted speech I hate.

14 I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have mightand power.

15 By me kings reign and rulers decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges and governors of the earth.

17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.

18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God).

19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than refined gold, and my increase than choice silver.

20 I [Wisdom] walk in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), in the midst of the paths of justice,

21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit [true] riches and that I may fill their treasuries.

22 The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old.

23 I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed.

24 When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water.

25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth,

26 While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth.

27 When He prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there; when He drew a circle upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it,

28 When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep,

29 When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth—

30 Then I [Wisdom] was [a]beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always,

31 Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men.

32 Now therefore listen to me, O you sons; for blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who keep my ways.

33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it.

34 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.

36 But he who misses me or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 8:30 See Wisdom here present and involved at creation as an attribute of God.

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  • Ne'eman the book of prov. is very powerful we don't want to sin against our God and injure ourselves when we can live in peace and safety by just doing what Gods tells us to do.

  • Love God, respect God, for His Wisdom is present and before creation. She is truth, better than silver or gold. Those are blessed that follow Him, and those that don't court death. For Wisdom is there as she cries out with understanding.
  • Amen.
  • Loving  God and his instructions, his wisdom and understanding. God is wisdom He was before the foundation of time. It is God who made heaven and earth. God is righteous. Hear the instructions of the Lord and be wise. He who findeth me finds life.

    Peace and Love:

    Prophetess Carolyn A. Bighum

  • Amen to Wisdom who was here at the beignning of it all before earth was even made. Gloryy to God!! Never can have too much Wisdom i know i could use some more Wisdom.
    • Ne'eman prophetess Domonique smith we all as kingdom believers can use alot more wisdom that's why I'm so grateful for his word (the book of life) it's there to constantly feed us even if you already know the word doesn't hurt to go back again and again Ne'eman 

  • Amen, WISDOM is the key to all things
  • Wheew! Sin not or your dating death! Wow! Harsh, but that's what the words said!
  • Wisdom is better then money mire valuable then gold. Wisdom is life and wisdom pleases God. With wisdom and knowledge along with God there are no limits or boundaries
  • For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.

    Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: "To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men."

    Here, the wisdom of God, personified as a woman, claims that the knowledge of God is readily available to mankind. Proverbs 1:20-26 affirms this...

     Syllabus Notes: 

    8 All the words of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God); there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them.
    9 They are all plain to him who understands [and opens his heart], and right to those who find knowledge [and live by it].
    10 Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,
    11 For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
    12 I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.
    13 The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord [includes] the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way, and perverted and twisted speech I hate.
    14 I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have mightand power.
    15 By me kings reign and rulers decree justice.
    16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges and governors of the earth.
    17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.
    18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God)

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