Proverbs 9 NIV

Invitations of Wisdom and Folly

1 Wisdom has built her house; she has set upa its seven pillars.

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    • t 9:1 - Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew "has hewn out"
      2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.

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      3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,

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          4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,

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              5 “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.

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              6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”

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              7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

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              8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.

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              9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

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              10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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              11 For through wisdomb your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

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                • u 9:11 - Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew "me"
                  12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
                  13 Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

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                  14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

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                  15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,

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                  16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,

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                  17 “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”

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                  18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

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