Proverbs 9:1-9 NIV

Invitations of Wisdom and of Folly

1 Wisdom has built1 her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.

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2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;2 she has also set her table.3

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3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls4 from the highest point of the city.5

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      4 "Let all who are simple6 come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.7

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          5 "Come,8 eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.9

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          6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;10 walk in the way of understanding.11

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          7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.12

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          8 Do not rebuke a mocker13 or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.14

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          9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.15

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