The Bible in Its Traditions

Proverbs 8:32–36

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32  Now therefore, ye children, hearken unto me; for happy are they that keep my ways.

32  Now then, my son, hear me: blessed is the man who shall hearken to me, and the mortal who shall keep my ways;

32  Therefore, sons, hear me now. Blessed are those who preserve my ways.

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33  Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

33  Listen to discipline, and become wise, and do not be willing to cast it aside.

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34  Happy is the man that hearkeneth to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

34  watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my entrances.

34  Blessed is the man who listens to me, and who stands watch at my gates everyday, and who observes at the posts of my doors.

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35  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of YHWH.

35  For my outgoings are the outgoings of life, and in them is prepared favour from the Lord.

35  He who finds me, finds life, and he will draw salvation from the Lord.

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36  But he that misseth me wrongeth his own soul; all they that hate me love death.'

36  But they that sin against me act wickedly against their own souls: and they that hate me love death.

36  But he who sins against me will wound his own soul. All who hate me love death.”