The Way of Wisdom

1 1Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her 2seven 3pillars.
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2 She has 4slaughtered her beasts; she has 5mixed her wine; she has also 6set her table.
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3 She has 7sent out her young women to 8call from 9the highest places in the town,
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4 10"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" 11To him who lacks sense she says,
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5 "Come, 12eat of my bread and 13drink of 14the wine I have mixed.
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      6 Leave 15your simple ways,a and 16live, 17and walk in the way of insight."
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        • ‡ 9:6 - Or Leave the company of the simple
          7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
          8 18Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; 19reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
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          9 Give instructionb to a wise man, and he will be 20still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will 21increase in learning.
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            • ˆ 9:9 - Hebrew lacks instruction
              10 22The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and 23the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
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              11 For by me 24your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.
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              12 25If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
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