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Proverbs 9

NLT 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns. NIV 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. NLT 2 She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. NIV 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. NLT 3 She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. NIV 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city. NLT 4 “Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says, NIV 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment. NLT 5 “Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. NIV 5 "Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. NLT 6 Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.” NIV 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding. NLT 7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. NIV 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. NLT 8 So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you. NIV 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. NLT 9 Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more. NIV 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. NLT 10 Fear of the is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. NIV 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. NLT 11 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. NIV 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. NLT 12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. NIV 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer." NLT 13 The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn’t know it. NIV 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge. NLT 14 She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city. NIV 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, NLT 15 She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business. NIV 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way. NLT 16 “Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says, NIV 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment. NLT 17 “Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!” NIV 17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!" NLT 18 But little do they know that the dead are there. Her guests are in the depths of the grave. NIV 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.