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Proverbs 9 [Commentary] |
||Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
||She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine;
She has also set her table;
||She has sent out her maidens, she calls
From the tops of the heights of the city:
||"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!"
To him who lacks understanding she says,
||"Come, eat of my food
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
||"Forsake your folly and live,
And proceed in the way of understanding."
||He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
||Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you,
Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
||Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
||The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
||For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
||If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
||The woman of folly is boisterous,
She is naive and knows nothing.
||She sits at the doorway of her house,
On a seat by the high places of the city,
||Calling to those who pass by,
Who are making their paths straight:
||"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,"
And to him who lacks understanding she says,
||"Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant."
||But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
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