"Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!" To the one who lacks sense, she says,
"Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine I have mixed.
Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.
The one who corrects a mocker will bring dishonor on himself; the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.
References for Proverbs 9:7
Don't rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
References for Proverbs 9:8
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.
References for Proverbs 9:9
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
References for Proverbs 9:10
For by Wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit; if you mock, you alone will bear [the consequences]."
The woman Folly is rowdy; she is gullible and knows nothing.
She sits by the doorway of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,