8:1 icapsoeth not Wisedome crie? & Understanding put foorth her voice?  
8:2 Shee standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the pathes.  
8:3 She cryeth at the gates, at the entrie of the citie, at the comming in at the doores.  
8:4 Unto you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sonnes of man.  
8:5 O yee simple, vnderstand wisedome: and yee fooles, be yee of an vnderstanding heart.  
8:6 Heare, for I will speake of excellent things: and the opening of my lippes shalbe right things.  
8:7 For my mouth shall speake truth, and wickednesse is an abomination to my lippes. Margin Note
8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousnes, there is nothing froward or peruerse in them. Margin Note
8:9 They are all plaine to him that vnderstandeth: and right to them that find knowledge.  
8:10 Receiue my instruction, and not siluer: and knowledge rather then choise gold.  
8:11 For wisedome is better then rubies: and all the things that may be desired, are not to be compared to it.  
8:12 I wisedome dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inuentions. Margin Note
8:13 The feare of the Lord is to hate euill: pride and arrogancie, and the euill way, and the froward mouth doe I hate.  
8:14 Counsell is mine, and sound wisedome: I am vnderstanding, I haue strength.  
8:15 By me kings reigne, and princes decree iustice.  
8:16 By me Princes rule, and Nobles, euen all the Iudges of the earth.  
8:17 I loue them that loue me, and those that seeke me early, shall find me.  
8:18 Riches and honour are with me, yea durable riches and righteousnesse.  
8:19 My fruite is better then gold, yea then fine gold, and my reuenue then choise siluer.  
8:20 I leade in the way of righteousnesse, in the midst of the pathes of iudgment. Margin Note
8:21 That I may cause those that loue me, to inherite substance: and I will fill their treasures.  
8:22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.  
8:23 I was set vp from euerlasting, from the beginning, or euer the earth was.  
8:24 When there were no depthes, I was brought forth: when there were no fountaines abounding with water.  
8:25 Before the mountaines were setled: before the hilles, was I brought foorth:  
8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. Margin Note
8:27 When hee prepared the heauens, I was there: when he set a compasse vpon the face of the depth. Margin Note
8:28 When he established the cloudes aboue: when he strengthned the fountaines of the deepe.  
8:29 When he gaue to the sea his decree, that the waters should not passe his commandement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:  
8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought vp with him: and I was daily his delight, reioycing alwayes before him:  
8:31 Reioycing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sonnes of men.  
8:32 Nowe therefore hearken vnto me, O yee children: for blessed are they that keepe my wayes.  
8:33 Heare instruction, and bee wise, and refuse it not.  
8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me: watching daily at my gates, waiting at the postes of my doores.  
8:35 For whoso findeth mee, findeth life, and shall obtaine fauour of the Lord. Margin Note
8:36 But hee that sinneth against me, wrongeth his owne soule; all they that hate me, loue death.