Proverbs 8:14
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English Standard Version
I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength.

King James Bible
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

American Standard Version
Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Counsel and equity is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine.

English Revised Version
Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

Webster's Bible Translation
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The בּ of בּצדק is that of the close connection of a quality with an action or matter, which forms with a substantive adverbia as well as virtual adjectiva, as here: cum rectitudine (conjuncta i. e. vera) sunt omnia dicta oris mei (Fl.); it is the ב of the distinctive attribute (Hitzig), certainly related to the ב essentiae (Proverbs 3:26, according to which Schultens and Bertheau explain), which is connected with the abstract conception (e.g., Psalm 33:4), but also admits the article designating the gender (vid., at Psalm 29:4). The opposite of צדק (here in the sense of veracitas, which it means in Arab.) is נפתּל ועקּשׁ, dolosum ac perversum. עקּשׁ (cf. Gesen. 84, 9) is that which is violently bent and twisted, i.e., estranged from the truth, which is, so to speak, parodied or caricatured. Related to it in meaning, but proceeding from a somewhat different idea, is נפתל. פּתל, used primarily of threads, cords, ropes, and the like, means to twist them, to twine them over and into one another, whence פּתיל, a line or string made of several intertwisted threads (cf. Arab. ftı̂lt, a wick of a candle or lamp); Niph., to be twisted, specifically luctari, of the twisting of the limbs, and figuratively to bend and twist oneself, like the crafty (versutus) liars and deceivers, of words and thoughts which do not directly go forth, but by the crafty twistings of truth and rectitude, opp. ישׁר, נכון (Fl.). There is nothing of deception of error in the utterances of wisdom; much rather they are all נכצים, straight out from her (cf. Isaiah 57:2), going directly out, and without circumlocution directed to the right end for the intelligent, the knowing (cf. Nehemiah 10:29); and ישׁרים, straight or even, giving no occasion to stumble, removing the danger of erring for those who have obtained knowledge, i.e., of good and evil, and thus the ability of distinguishing between them (Gesen. 134, 1) - briefly, for those who know how to estimate them.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Counsel

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge...

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

Romans 11:33,34 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!...

1 Corinthians 1:23,30 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness...

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

sound

Proverbs 2:6,7 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding...

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

I have

Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:16-18 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:25
because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,

Proverbs 2:7
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 3:21
My son, do not lose sight of these-- keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 18:1
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Ecclesiastes 7:19
Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

Ecclesiastes 9:16
But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.

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