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Proverbs 9

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.


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