Proverbs 9:2-12 NIV

2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;1 she has also set her table.2

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3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls3 from the highest point of the city.4

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      4 "Let all who are simple5 come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.6

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          5 "Come,7 eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.8

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          6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;9 walk in the way of understanding.10

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          7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.11

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          8 Do not rebuke a mocker12 or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.13

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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.14

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          10 "The fear of the LORD 15 is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One16 is understanding.17

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          11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.18

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          12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."