Proverbs 8:12–18; Proverbs 11:20; Proverbs 12:2; Proverbs 12:22; Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 15:8–9; Proverbs 20:30; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 21:21; Proverbs 22:4
12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
and I find knowledge and cdiscretion.
13 dThe fear of the Lord is ehatred of evil.
fPride and arrogance and the way of evil
and gperverted speech I hate.
14 I have hcounsel and isound wisdom;
I have insight; jI have strength.
15 By me kkings reign,
and rulers decree what is just;
16 by me princes rule,
and nobles, all who govern justly.1
17 lI love those who love me,
and mthose who seek me diligently find me.
18 nRiches and honor are with me,
20 Those of acrooked heart are ban abomination to the Lord,
2 A good man bobtains favor from the Lord,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
22 hLying lips are ian abomination to the Lord,
jbut those who act faithfully are his delight.
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man winsults his xMaker,
ybut he who is generous to the needy honors him.
8 oThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but pthe prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him qwho pursues righteousness.
30 xBlows that wound cleanse away evil;
strokes make clean tthe innermost parts.
3 bTo do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
21 Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness
will find alife, righteousness, and honor.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord