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Proverbs 3:13-18

The Very Tree of Life

13-18You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom,

when you make friends with Madame Insight.

She's worth far more than money in the bank;

her friendship is better than a big salary.

Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth;

nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.

With one hand she gives long life,

with the other she confers recognition.

Her manner is beautiful,

her life wonderfully complete.

She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her.

Hold her tight—and be blessed!

19-20With Lady Wisdom, God formed Earth;

with Madame Insight, he raised Heaven.

They knew when to signal rivers and springs to the surface,

and dew to descend from the night skies.