Proverbs 9:4-14 CSB

4 "Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!" To the one who lacks sense, she says,
5 "Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.
7 The one who corrects a mocker will bring dishonor on himself; the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.a

References for Proverbs 9:7

    • c 9:7 - Lit man his blemish
      8 Don't rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you;b rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

      References for Proverbs 9:8

        • d 9:8 - Pr 15:12
          9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.c

          References for Proverbs 9:9

            • e 9:9 - Pr 1:5; 16:21,23
              10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,d and the knowledge of the Holy Onee is understanding.

              References for Proverbs 9:10

                • f 9:10 - Pr 15:33; Jb 28:28
                • g 9:10 - Pr 30:3; Hs 11:12; Rv 16:5
                  11 For by Wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
                  12 If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit; if you mock, you alone will bear [the consequences]."
                  13 The woman Folly is rowdy; she is gullible and knows nothing.
                  14 She sits by the doorway of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,