Proverbs 9 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat. She has mixed her wine. 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 servant girls. She calls from the highest places in the city, 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 "Whoever is gullible turn in here!" She says to a person without sense, 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 "Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine I have mixed. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Stop being gullible and live. Start traveling the road to understanding." 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 Whoever corrects a mocker receives abuse. Whoever warns a wicked person gets hurt. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Do not warn a mocker, or he will hate you. Warn a wise person, and 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 [advice] to a wise person, and he will become even wiser. Teach a righteous person, and he will learn 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 the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 You will live longer because of me, and 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 will help you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible. 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 The woman Stupidity is loud, gullible, and ignorant. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the doorway of her house. She is enthroned on the high ground of the city 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 and calls to those who pass by, those minding their own business, 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 "Whoever is gullible turn in here!" She says to a person without sense, 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is tasty." 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But he does not know that the souls of the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.