Proverbs 9:3-13 NIV

3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls1 from the highest point of the city.2

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      4 "Let all who are simple3 come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.4

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          5 "Come,5 eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.6

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          6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;7 walk in the way of understanding.8

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          7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.9

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          8 Do not rebuke a mocker10 or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.11

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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.12

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          10 "The fear of the LORD 13 is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One14 is understanding.15

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          11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.16

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          12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
          13 The woman Folly is loud;17 she is undisciplined and without knowledge.18

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