14 I possess good advice and sound wisdom;[a]
I have understanding and strength.(A)
15 It is by me that kings reign(B)
and rulers enact just law;
16 by me, princes lead,
as do nobles and all righteous judges.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 8:14 Or resourcefulness
  2. 8:16 Some Hb mss, LXX read nobles who judge the earth

14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
    I have insight, I have power.(A)
15 By me kings reign
    and rulers(B) issue decrees that are just;
16 by me princes govern,(C)
    and nobles—all who rule on earth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; other Hebrew manuscripts all righteous rulers

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