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Proverbs 9 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 Come , eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled . 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live ; and go in the way of understanding. 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Reprove not a scorner , lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser : teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. 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: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied , and the years of thy life shall be increased . 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
12 If thou be wise , thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest , thou alone shalt bear it. 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 A foolish woman is clamorous : she is simple, and knoweth nothing. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 Stolen waters are sweet , and bread eaten in secret is pleasant . 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and 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.