Proverbs 9:1-9 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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