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PROVERBS · Chapter 9
9:1 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:
9:2 She has killed her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also furnished her table.
9:3 She has sent forth her maidens: she cries upon the highest places of the city,
9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she says to him,
9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
9:7 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.
9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
9:11 For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.
9:12 If you be wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.
9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.
9:14 For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
9:15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
9:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she says to him,
9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
9:18 But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guest are in the depths of hell.
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