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Proverbs 9:10-18 (Lexham English Bible)

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Foolishness’ Banquet

10 The start of wisdom is fear of Yahweh, and knowledge of the Holy One,a insight. 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}.b 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},c she says to him, 17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and bread of secrecy is pleasant." 18 But he does not know that the deadd [are] there, in the depths of Sheole [are] her guests.
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