Proverbs 9:1
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New International Version
Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.

King James Bible
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars;

World English Bible
Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.

Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her pillars -- seven.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wisdom hath builded her house - The eternal counsel of God has framed the universe.

She hath hewn out her seven pillars - Every thing has been so constructed as to exhibit a scene of grandeur, stability, and durableness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wisdom The infinite and eternal Wisdom of God, which has so framed the universe as to exhibit a scene of grandeur and stability, and made ample provision for the innumerable beings by which it is inhabited. builded

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 Corinthians 3:9-15 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building...

Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone...

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God...

Hebrews 3:3-6 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house...

1 Peter 2:5,6 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

pillars

1 Kings 7:2,3,6,21 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits...

Galatians 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me...

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of my God...

Library
The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.

1 Corinthians 3:10
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:5
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 24:3
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

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