Proverbs 9:8-18 NIV

8 Do not rebuke a mocker1 or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.2

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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.3

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10 "The fear of the LORD 4 is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One5 is understanding.6

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11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.7

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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;8 she is undisciplined and without knowledge.9

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14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,10

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15 calling out11 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.12

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17 "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!13"

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18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.a14

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    • a 9:18 - Hebrew "Sheol"