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Proverbs 9

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 9

Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.

Proverbs 9:2

She has prepared her meat. She has mixed her wine. She has also set her table.

Proverbs 9:3

She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

Proverbs 9:4

"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 9:5

"Come, eat some of my bread, Drink some of the wine which I have mixed!

Proverbs 9:6

Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Proverbs 9:7

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.

Proverbs 9:8

Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:11

For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.

Proverbs 9:13

The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing.

Proverbs 9:14

She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Proverbs 9:15

To call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,

Proverbs 9:16

"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 9:17

"Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

Proverbs 9:18

But he doesn't know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.