Proverbs 9:3-13 NIV

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 wisdoma 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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