Proverbs 9 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her slaughtering, mixed her wine, [and] also set her table. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
3 She has sent her servant girls, she calls upon the wings of the high places of town, 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 "Whoever [is] simple, let him turn here." As for the one who lacks {sense}, she says to him, 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 "Come, eat with my bread; drink with the wine I have mixed. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Lay aside simplicity and 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 gains abuse for himself, and he who rebukes the wicked {gets hurt}. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Do not rebuke a scoffer, lest he hate you; rebuke the wise 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 to a wise one and he will become more wise; {teach} a righteous one and he will increase 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 start of wisdom is fear of Yahweh, and knowledge of the Holy One, insight. 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me your days shall increase, and years of life shall multiply for you. 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and [if] you scoff, alone you shall bear [it]. 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know {it}. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house, upon a throne [at the] high places of town, 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 [in order] to call to those who pass by the road, those who go straight [on] their way: 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 "Whoever is simple, may he turn here!" As for he who lacks {sense}, she says 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 of secrecy is pleasant." 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But he does not know that the dead [are] there, in the depths of Sheol [are] her guests. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.