Wisdom's Invitation

1 Wisdom has 1built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;
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2 She has 2prepared her food, she has 3mixed her wine; She has also 4set her table;
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    • a 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 naive, let him turn in here!" To him who 9lacks understanding she says,
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        • b 9:4 - Lit "simple"
        • c 9:4 - Lit "heart"
          5 "Come, 10eat of my food And drink of the wine I have mixed.
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          6 "Forsake your folly and 11live, And 12proceed in the way of understanding."
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            • d 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 insults for himself.
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                • e 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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