Proverbs 9 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven pillars. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her beasts, she has mixed her wine, she has also 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 maids to call from the highest places in the 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 in here!" To him who is without sense she says, 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 I have mixed. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave simpleness, and live, and walk in the way of insight." 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 He who corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, 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 instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous 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 One is 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 will be multiplied, 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, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will 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 noisy; she is wanton and knows no shame. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house, she takes a seat on the high places of the town, 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, who are going straight on their way, 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" And to him who is without sense she says, 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 "Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.