Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 9

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Proverbs 9

ESV 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. NIV 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. ESV 2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. NIV 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. ESV 3 She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, NIV 3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, ESV 4 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks sense she says, NIV 4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, ESV 5 "Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. NIV 5 “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. ESV 6 Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight." NIV 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.” ESV 7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. NIV 7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. ESV 8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. NIV 8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. ESV 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. NIV 9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. ESV 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. NIV 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ESV 11 For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. NIV 11 For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. ESV 12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it. NIV 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. ESV 13 The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing. NIV 13 Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing. ESV 14 She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town, NIV 14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, ESV 15 calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way, NIV 15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way, ESV 16 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" And to him who lacks sense she says, NIV 16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, ESV 17 "Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." NIV 17 “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” ESV 18 But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol. NIV 18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

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