Wisdom’s Banquet

1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars.

References for Proverbs 9:1

      2 She has slaughtered her slaughtering, mixed her wine, [and] also set her table.
      3 She has sent her servant girls, she calls upon the wings of the high places of town,

      References for Proverbs 9:3

        • a 9:3 - Or "young maidens"
          4 "Whoever [is] simple, let him turn here." As for the one who lacks {sense}, she says to him,

          References for Proverbs 9:4

            • b 9:4 - Literally "heart"
              5 "Come, eat with my bread; drink with the wine I have mixed.
              6 Lay aside simplicity and live; walk in the way of understanding."
              7 He who corrects a scoffer gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}.

              References for Proverbs 9:7

                • c 9:7 - Literally "abuse him"
                  8 Do not rebuke a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke the wise and he will love you.
                  9 Give to a wise one and he will become more wise; {teach} a righteous one and he will increase learning.

                  References for Proverbs 9:9

                    • d 9:9 - Literally "make known to"

                      Foolishness’ Banquet

                      10 The start of wisdom is fear of Yahweh, and knowledge of the Holy One, insight.

                      References for Proverbs 9:10

                        • e 9:10 - Or "holy ones"
                          11 For by me your days shall increase, and years of life shall multiply for you.
                          12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and [if] you scoff, alone you shall bear [it].
                          13 A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know {it}.

                          References for Proverbs 9:13

                            • f 9:13 - Literally "what"
                              14 She sits at the door of her house, upon a throne [at the] high places of town,
                              15 [in order] to call to those who pass by the road, those who go straight [on] their way:
                              16 "Whoever is simple, may he turn here!" As for he who lacks {sense}, she says to him,

                              References for Proverbs 9:16

                                • g 9:16 - Literally "heart"
                                  17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and bread of secrecy is pleasant."
                                  18 But he does not know that the dead [are] there, in the depths of Sheol [are] her guests.

                                  References for Proverbs 9:18

                                    • h 9:18 - Or "Rephaim"
                                    • i 9:18 - A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld