Proverbs 9 (TRV)

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  • 1 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars;
  • 2 She has slaughtered her beasts, she has mixed her grapejuice, she has also furnished her table.
  • 3 She has sent out her maidens, she shouts from the highest places of the city,
  • 4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
  • 5 “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the grapejuice that I have mixed.
  • 6 Forsake foolishness and live, and go in the way of understanding.
  • 7 “He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, and he who rebukes a wicked man gets himself hurt.
  • 8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
  • 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
  • 10 “The reverence of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
  • 11 Because, by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be increased.
  • 12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, but if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”
  • 13 A foolish woman is clamorous; she is simple, and knows nothing.
  • 14 Because, she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
  • 15 To call to passers by, who go straight on their way:
  • 16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; and as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
  • 17 “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
  • 18 But he does not know that the dead are there, and her guests are in the depths of hell.
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