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Proverbs 9 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom hath built 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 Whoever [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 shall 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 art 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 Whoever [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.