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Proverbs 9 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her pillars -- seven. 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.
2 She hath slaughtered her slaughter, She hath mingled her wine, Yea, she hath arranged her table. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
3 She hath sent forth her damsels, She crieth on the tops of the high places of the city: 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.
4 `Who [is] simple? let him turn aside hither.' Whoso lacketh heart: she hath said 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 I have mingled. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding. 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it -- shame, And a reprover of the wicked -- his blemish. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee. 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
9 Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth 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 commencement of wisdom [is] the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones [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 do thy days multiply, And added to thee are years of life. 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
12 If thou hast been wise, thou hast been wise for thyself, And thou hast scorned -- thyself bearest [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, Simple, and hath not known what. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 And she hath sat at the opening of her house, On a throne -- 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 to those passing by the way, Who are going straight [on] their paths. 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 `Who [is] simple? let him turn aside hither.' And whoso lacketh heart -- she said to him, 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 `Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.' 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 And he hath not known that Rephaim [are] there, In deep places of Sheol her invited ones! 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.