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Proverbs 9:1 ←
Wisdom has made her house, putting up her seven pillars.
Proverbs 9:2 ←
She has put her fat beasts to death; her wine is mixed, her table is ready.
Proverbs 9:3 ←
She has sent out her women-servants; her voice goes out to the highest places of the town, saying,
Proverbs 9:4 ←
Whoever is simple, let him come in here; and to him who has no sense, she says:
Proverbs 9:5 ←
Come, take of my bread, and of my wine which is mixed.
Proverbs 9:6 ←
Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.
Proverbs 9:7 ←
He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name.
Proverbs 9:8 ←
Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him.
Proverbs 9:9 ←
Give teaching to a wise man, and he will become wiser; give training to an upright man, and his learning will be increased.
Proverbs 9:10 ←
The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind
Proverbs 9:11 ←
For by me your days will be increased, and the years of your life will be long.
Proverbs 9:12 ←
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if your heart is full of pride, you only will have the pain of it.
Proverbs 9:13 ←
The foolish woman is full of noise; she has no sense at all.
Proverbs 9:14 ←
Seated at the door of her house, in the high places of the town,
Proverbs 9:15 ←
Crying out to those who go by, going straight on their way, she says:
Proverbs 9:16 ←
Whoever is simple, let him come in here: and to him who is without sense, she says:
Proverbs 9:17 ←
Drink taken without right is sweet, and food in secret is pleasing.
Proverbs 9:18 ←
But he does not see that the dead are there, that her guests are in the deep places of the underworld.