Proverbs 9 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built herself a house; she has carved her seven pillars. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her food, spiced her wine, and she has set her table. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her young girls [with invitations]; she calls from the heights of the city, 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 "Whoever is unsure of himself, turn in here!"To someone weak-willed she says, 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 "Come and eat my food! Drink the wine I have mixed! 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Don't stay unsure of yourself, but live! Walk in the way of understanding!" 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 "He who corrects a scoffer only gets insulted; reproving a wicked man becomes his blemish. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 If you reprove a scoffer, he will hate you; if you reprove a wise man, he will love you. 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
9 Give to a wise man, and he grows still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will learn still more. 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
10 The fear of ADONAI is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of holy ones is understanding. 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For with me, your days will be increased; years will be added to your life. 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom helps you; but if you scoff, you bear the consequences alone." 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 The foolish woman is coarse; she doesn't think, and she doesn't know a thing. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house or on a seat at the heights of the city, 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling to those who pass by, to those going straight along their ways, 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 "Whoever is unsure of himself, turn in here!"To someone weak-willed she says, 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is pleasant." 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But he doesn't realize that the dead are there, and that those who accept her invitation are in the depths of Sh'ol. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.