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Proverbs 9 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat and 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 servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 "Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says, 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight." 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their 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 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 For through wisdom your days will be many, 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 reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way, 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 "Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense 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 delicious!" 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.