Proverbs 9
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1Wisdom has built her house, || She has hewn out her pillars—seven.

2She has slaughtered her slaughter, || She has mingled her wine, || Indeed, she has arranged her table.

3She has sent forth her girls, || She cries on the tops of the high places of the city:

4“Who [is] simple? Let him turn aside here.” Whoever lacks heart: she has said to him,

5“Come, eat of my bread, || And drink of the wine I have mingled.

6Forsake the simple and live, || And be blessed in the way of understanding.”

7The instructor of a scorner || Is receiving for it—shame, || And a reprover of the wicked—his blemish.

8Do not reprove a scorner, lest he hate you, || Give reproof to the wise, and he loves you.

9Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, || Make known to the righteous, || And he increases learning.

10The commencement of wisdom [is] the fear of YHWH, || And a knowledge of the Holy Ones [is] understanding.

11For by me your days multiply, || And years of life are added to you.

12If you have been wise, you have been wise for yourself, || And you have scorned—you bear [it] alone.

13A foolish woman [is] noisy, || Simple, and has not known what.

14And she has sat at the opening of her house, || On a throne—the high places of the city,

15To call to those passing by the way, || Who are going straight [on] their paths.

16“Who [is] simple? Let him turn aside here.” And whoever lacks heart—she said to him,

17“Stolen waters are sweet, || And hidden bread is pleasant.”

18And he has not known that Rephaim [are] there, || Her invited ones in deep places of Sheol!


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