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The Power of Wisdom

14 “You will find true success when you find me,
for I have insight into wise plans that are designed just for you.
I hold in my hands living-understanding,[a] courage, and strength.
15 I empower kings to reign[b] and rulers to make laws that are just.
16 I empower princes to rise and take dominion,
and generous ones to govern the earth.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:14 Or “I am living-understanding.”
  2. Proverbs 8:15 We have been made kings and priestly rulers by the grace of redemption.
  3. Proverbs 8:16 As translated from many Hebrew manuscripts and the Septuagint. Other Hebrew manuscripts have “and all nobles who govern justly.” The word nobles can also be translated “generous ones.”

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