Proverbs 8:12-21 - Wisdom's Authority
12 I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I invent the knowledge of giving counsel. 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride, arrogancy, the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate. 14 With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me. 15 By me the kings reign, and the princes decree justice. 16 By me the princes rule, and all of the governors judge the earth. 17 I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me. 18 Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable riches and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than precious stones, and my revenue than choice silver. 20 I shall lead in the way of righteousness in the midst of the paths of judgment, 21 that I may cause my friends to inherit existence and I will fill their treasures.