Proverbs 9:1-12 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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Woman Wisdom’s invitation

1 Wisdom built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars. 2 She slaughtered her animals, mixed her wine, and set her table. 3 She sends out her female servants; she issues an invitation from the top of the city heights: 4 "Whoever is naive turn aside here," she says to those who lack sense. 5 "Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. 6 Abandon your simplistic ways and live; walk in the way of understanding."

Wise advice

7 Whoever instructs the cynic gets insulted; whoever corrects the wicked gets hurt. 8 Don't correct the impudent, or they will hate you; correct the wise, and they will love you. 9 Teach the wise, and they will become wiser; inform the righteous, and their learning will increase. 10 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the LORD; the knowledge of the holy one is understanding. 11 Through me your days will be many; years will be added to your life. 12 If you are wise, it is to your benefit; if you are cynical, you will bear it all alone.
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