Proverbs 9:1-12 NRS/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 animals, 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 servant-girls, she calls 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 "You that are simple, turn in here!" To those 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 Lay aside immaturity, 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 Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse; whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you; the wise, when rebuked, 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 the wise, and they will become wiser still; teach the righteous and they will gain 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."