1 Wisdom shall praise herself,
And be esteemed in the midst of her people.
2 In the assembly of the Most High she opens her mouth,
And overcomes before His power.
3 I came out of the mouth of the Most High,
And covered the earth as a cloud.
4 I dwelt in high places,
And my throne is in a cloudy pillar.
5 I alone surrounded the circuit of the shamayim,
And walked in the bottom of the deep.
6 In the waves of the sea and in all the earth,
And in every people and nation,
I obtained a possession.
7 With all these I sought rest;
And in whose inheritance shall I remain?
8 So the Creator of all gave me a command,
And He who made me gave rest for my tent, and said,
“Let your dwelling be in Ya’aqoḇ, and your inheritance in Yisra’ĕl.”
9 He created me from the beginning before the world,
And I shall never fail.
10 In the qodesh Mishkan I served before Him;
And so I was established in Tsiyon.
11 Likewise in the beloved city He gave me rest,
And in Yerushalayim was my strength.
12 And I took root in an esteemed people,
Even in the portion of the inheritance 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
13 I was exalted like a cedar in Leḇanon,
And as a cypress upon the mountains of Ḥermon.
14 I was exalted like a palm tree in Ĕyn Geḏi,
And as a rosebush in Yeriḥo,
As a fair olive tree in a pleasant field,
And grew as a fig tree by the water.
15 I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and rosewood,
And I yielded a pleasant fragrance like the best myrrh,
As galbanam, and shoham, and fragrant gum,
And as the fragrance of frankincense in the Mishkan.
16 As the cypress I stretched out my branches,
And my branches are the branches of esteem and favour.
17 As the vine I brought forth a pleasant fragrance,
And my flowers are the fruit of esteem and wealth.
18 I am the mother of pleasant love,
and reverence, and knowledge, and qodesh expectancy:
I therefore, being of old,
Am given to all my children who are named by Him.
19 Come to me, all you who desire me,
And fill yourselves with my fruit.
20 For my remembrance is sweeter than honey,
And my inheritance than the honeycomb.
21 those who eat of me shall hunger for more,
And those who drink me shall thirst for more.
22 He who obeys me shall never be ashamed,
And those who work beside me shall not do wrong.
23 All these are the Book of the Covenant of the Most High Elohim,
Even the Law which Mosheh Commanded
for an inheritance to the congregations of Ya’aqoḇ.
24 Do not lose heart, but be strong in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
that He may confirm you; Cling to Him,
for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Almighty is Elohim alone,
And beside Him there is no other Saviour.
25 He fills all with his wisdom,
As Pishon and as Ḥiddeqel in the time of first-fruits.
26 He makes understanding to abound like Perath,
And as the Yardĕn in the time of the harvest.
27 He makes the instruction of knowledge appear as the light,
And as Giḥon in the time of grape harvest.
28 The first man did not know her fully;
Nor shall the last find her out.
29 For her thoughts are more than the sea,
And her counsels deeper than the great deep.
30 I also came out as a wadi from a river,
And as a channel into a garden.
31 I said, “I shall water my best garden,
And shall water my garden bed very much.”
And see, my wadi became a river, and my river became a sea.
32 I shall yet make instruction to shine as the morning,
And shall send forth her light far away.
33 I shall yet pour out instruction as neḇuah,
And leave it to all ages forever.
34 See that I have not laboured for myself only,
But for all those who seek wisdom.