Proverbs 9:7-17 NIV

7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.1

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8 Do not rebuke a mocker2 or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.3

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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.4

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10 "The fear of the LORD 5 is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One6 is understanding.7

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11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.8

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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;9 she is undisciplined and without knowledge.10

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14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,11

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15 calling out12 to those who pass by, who go straight on their way.

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16 "Let all who are simple come in here!" she says to those who lack judgment.13

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17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!14"

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