Wycliffe Bible

Proverbs 8

The fame,

Proverbs 8:1 Whether wisdom crieth not ofte; and prudence yyueth his vois? Proverbs 8:2 In souereyneste and hiy coppis, aboue the weie, in the myddis of pathis, Proverbs 8:3 and it stondith bisidis the yate of the citee, in thilke closyngis, and spekith, and seith, A! Proverbs 8:4 ye men, Y crie ofte to you; and my vois is to the sones of men. Proverbs 8:5 Litle children, vndirstonde ye wisdom; and ye vnwise men, perseyue wisdom.

and evidency of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:6 Here ye, for Y schal speke of grete thingis; and my lippis schulen be openyd, to preche riytful thingis. Proverbs 8:7 My throte schal bithenke treuthe; and my lippis schulen curse a wickid man. Proverbs 8:8 My wordis ben iust; no schrewid thing, nether weiward is in tho. Proverbs 8:9 My wordis ben riytful to hem that vndurstonden; and ben euene to hem that fynden kunnyng.

The excellency,

Proverbs 8:10 Take ye my chastisyng, and not money; chese ye teching more than tresour. Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is betere than alle richessis moost preciouse; and al desirable thing mai not be comparisound therto.

the nature,

Proverbs 8:12 Y, wisdom, dwelle in counsel; and Y am among lernyd thouytis. Proverbs 8:13 The drede of the Lord hatith yuel; Y curse boost, and pride, and a schrewid weie, and a double tungid mouth. Proverbs 8:14 Counseil is myn, and equyte is myn; prudence is myn, and strengthe is myn.

the power,

Proverbs 8:15 Kyngis regnen bi me; and the makeris of lawis demen iust thingis bi me. Proverbs 8:16 Princis comaunden bi me; and myyti men demen riytfulnesse bi me. Proverbs 8:17 I loue hem that louen me; and thei that waken eerli to me, schulen fynde me.

the riches,

Proverbs 8:18 With me ben rychessis, and glorie; souereyn richessis, and riytfulnesse. Proverbs 8:19 My fruyt is betere than gold, and precyouse stoon; and my seedis ben betere than chosun siluer. Proverbs 8:20 Y go in the weies of riytfulnesse, in the myddis of pathis of doom; Proverbs 8:21 that Y make riche hem that louen me, and that Y fille her tresouris.

and the eternity of wisdom.

Proverbs 8:22 The Lord weldide me in the bigynnyng of hise weies; bifore that he made ony thing, at the bigynnyng. Proverbs 8:23 Fro with out bigynnyng Y was ordeined; and fro elde tymes, bifor that the erthe was maad. Proverbs 8:24 Depthis of watris weren not yit; and Y was conseyued thanne. The wellis of watris hadden not brokun out yit, Proverbs 8:25 and hillis stoden not togidere yit bi sad heuynesse; bifor litil hillis Y was born. Proverbs 8:26 Yit he hadde not maad erthe; and floodis, and the herris of the world. Proverbs 8:27 Whanne he made redi heuenes, Y was present; whanne he cumpasside the depthis of watris bi certeyn lawe and cumpas. Proverbs 8:28 Whanne he made stidfast the eir aboue; and weiede the wellis of watris. Proverbs 8:29 Whanne he cumpasside to the see his marke; and settide lawe to watris, that tho schulden not passe her coostis. Whanne he peiside the foundementis of erthe; Proverbs 8:30 Y was making alle thingis with him. And Y delitide bi alle daies, and pleiede bifore hym in al tyme, Proverbs 8:31 and Y pleiede in the world; and my delices ben to be with the sones of men.

Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

Proverbs 8:32 Now therfor, sones, here ye me; blessid ben thei that kepen my weies. Proverbs 8:33 Here ye teching, and be ye wise men; and nile ye caste it awei. Proverbs 8:34 Blessid is the man that herith me, and that wakith at my yatis al dai; and kepith at the postis of my dore. Proverbs 8:35 He that fyndith me, schal fynde lijf; and schal drawe helthe of the Lord. Proverbs 8:36 But he that synneth ayens me, schal hurte his soule; alle that haten me, louen deeth.

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