Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.
She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
“Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,
“Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed.
Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.”
Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.