Proverbs 9 NAS

Wisdom's Invitation

1 Wisdom has 1built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;

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2 She has a2prepared her food, she has 3mixed her wine; She has also 4set her table;

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    • Ç 9:2 - Lit "slaughtered her slaughter"
      3 She has 5sent out her maidens, she 6calls From the 7tops of the heights of the city:

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      4 "8Whoever is bnaive, let him turn in here!" To him who 9lacks cunderstanding she says,

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        • È 9:4 - Lit "simple"
        • É 9:4 - Lit "heart"
          5 "Come, 10eat of my food And drink of the wine I have mixed.

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          6 "dForsake your folly and 11live, And 12proceed in the way of understanding."

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            • Ê 9:6 - Or "Forsake the simple ones"
              7 He who 13corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets einsults for himself.

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                • Ë 9:7 - Lit "a blemish"
                  8 14Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, 15Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

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                  9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will 16increase his learning.

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                  10 The 17fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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                  11 For 18by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.

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                  12 If you are wise, you are wise 19for yourself, And if you 20scoff, you alone will bear it.

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                  13 The fwoman of folly is 21boisterous, She is gnaive and 22knows nothing *.

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                    • Ì 9:13 - Or "foolish woman"
                    • Í 9:13 - Lit "simple"
                      14 She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by 23the high places of the city,

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                      15 Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:
                      16 "24Whoever is hnaive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks iunderstanding she says,

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                        • Î 9:16 - Lit "simple"
                        • Ï 9:16 - Lit "heart"
                          17 "Stolen water is sweet; And 25bread eaten in secret is pleasant."

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                          18 But he does not know that the jdead are there, That her guests are in the 26depths of Sheol.

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                            • Ð 9:18 - Lit "departed spirits"