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Proverbs 9:1-18 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wisdom has built her house. She has made 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 female servants. She calls out 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 She says, "Let all who are childish come in here!" She speaks to those who have no sense. 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
5 "Come and eat my food. Drink the wine I have mixed. 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your childish ways and you will live. Walk in the way that leads to understanding. 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.
7 "When you correct someone who makes fun of others, you might be laughed at. When you warn a sinner, you might get hurt. 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
8 Don't warn those who make fun of others. They will hate you. Warn those who are wise. 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 Teach a wise man. He will become even wiser. Teach a person who does right. He will learn even more. 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
10 "If you really want to become wise, you must begin by having respect for the Lord. To know the Holy One is to gain understanding. 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 Through me, you will live a long time. 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 make fun of others, you alone will suffer." 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
13 The woman called Foolishness is loud. She doesn't control herself. She doesn't know anything. 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house. She sits 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 She calls out to those who pass by. She calls out to those who go straight on their way. 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.
16 She says, "Let all who are childish come in here!" She speaks to those who have no sense. 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.
17 She says, "Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret tastes good!" 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
18 But they don't know that dead people are there. They don't know that her guests are in the deepest parts of the grave. 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.