Proverbs 8:1-9, Wisdom Calls


1Does not wisdom call,

And understanding lift up her voice?

2On top of the heights beside the way,

Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

3Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,

At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:

4″To you, O men, I call,

And my voice is to the sons of men.

5″O naive ones, understand prudence;

And, O fools, understand wisdom.

6″Listen, for I will speak noble things;

And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.

7″For my mouth will utter truth;

And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8″All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;

There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.

9″They are all straightforward to him who understands,

And right to those who find knowledge.

1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


Action: How should I listen for wisdom?