Proverbs 9:7-17 NIV

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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      14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

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      15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,

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      16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,

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      17 “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”

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