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

New Living Translation
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.

English Standard Version
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars.

Berean Study Bible
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars.

New American Standard Bible
Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;

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

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom has built her house with its seven columns.

Good News Translation
Wisdom has built her house and made seven columns for it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars.

International Standard Version
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars.

NET Bible
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars.

New Heart English Bible
Wisdom has built her house. She has set up her seven pillars.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wisdom has built a house and she has set seven pillars in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her seven pillars;

New American Standard 1977
Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars:

King James 2000 Bible
Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:

American King James Version
Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:

American Standard Version
Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wisdom has built a house for herself, and set up seven pillars.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven pillars.

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

English Revised Version
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
1Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars. 2She has prepared her meat; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

1 Corinthians 3:10
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one must be careful how he builds.

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the 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 by understanding it is established;

Treasury of Scripture

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon 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 labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building…

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

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, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars…

Galatians 2:9
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

Revelation 3:12
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.







Lexicon
Wisdom
חָ֭כְמוֹת (ḥā·ḵə·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2454: Wisdom, every wise woman

has built
בָּנְתָ֣ה (bā·nə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

her house;
בֵיתָ֑הּ (ḇê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

she has carved out
חָצְבָ֖ה (ḥā·ṣə·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2672: To cut, carve, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave

her seven
שִׁבְעָֽה׃ (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

pillars.
עַמּוּדֶ֣יהָ (‘am·mū·ḏe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5982: A column, a stand, platform
IX.

(o). Fifteenth Discourse: the Invitations of Wisdom and Folly (Proverbs 9).

(1) Wisdom hath builded her house--i.e., in preparation for the feast to which she is about to invite her guests. It is not an unusual custom in the Old Testament to describe intimate communion with God, and the refreshment which the soul of man thereby receives, under the figure of a festival. Thus in Exodus 24:11, when the elders of Israel were admitted to the vision of the Almighty, they "did eat and drink." The same idea occurs frequently in the prophets also (as Isaiah 25:6; Isaiah 65:13; Zephaniah 1:7-8); and is brought out in the New Testament with great fulness in the parables of the great supper (Luke 14) and the marriage of the king's son (Matthew 22). Christ, the supreme Wisdom, has "builded His house" by taking man's flesh at His Incarnation, and thus rearing for Himself a "temple of the Holy Ghost" (John 2:19); and also by building for Himself a "spiritual house" (1Peter 2:5), "the house of God, which is the church of the living God" (1Timothy 3:15). (For references to the Fathers, see Bishop Wordsworth.) In the previous chapter Christ's work as Creator was described; now He is set forth as Regenerator of mankind.

She hath hewn out her seven pillars.--Suggestive of the sevenfold gifts of the Spirit (Isaiah 11:2 Revelation 1:4), typified by the seven-branched candlestick of the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:37).

Verses 1-18. - 15. Fifteenth admonitory discourse, containing in a parabolic form an invitation of Wisdom (vers. 1-12), and that of her rival Folly (vers. 13-18). The chapter sums up in brief the warnings of the preceding part. Verse 1. - Wisdom was represented as having a house at whose portals persons waited eagerly for admission (Proverbs 8:34); the idea is further carried on. Wisdom hath builded her house. (For the plural form of khochmoth, "wisdom," a plural of excellency, see on Proverbs 1:20.) As the "strange woman" in ch. 7. possessed a house to which she seduced her victim, so Wisdom is represented as having a house which she has made and adorned, and to which she invites her pupils. Spiritual writers see here two references - one to Christ's incarnation, when he built for himself a human body (John 2:19); and another to his work in forming the Church, which is his mystical body (1 Peter 2:5). And the sublime language used in this section is not satisfied with the bare notion that we have here only an allegorical representation of Wisdom calling followers to her. Rather we are constrained to see a Divine intimation of the office and work of Christ, not only the Creator of the world, as in ch. 8, but its Regenerator. She hath hewn out her seven pillars. Architecturally, according to Hitzig and others, the pillars of the inner court are meant, which supported the gallery of the first story. Four of these were m the corners, three in the middle of three sides, while the entrance to the court was through the fourth side of the square. The number seven generally denotes perfection; it is the covenant number, expressive of harmony and unity generally, the signature of holiness and blessing, completeness and rest. So in the Apocalypse the whole Church is represented by the number of seven Churches (Revelation 1:4, etc.; see on Proverbs 26:16). Wisdom's house is said to be thus founded because of its perfection and adaptability to all states of men. But doubtless there is a reference to the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, which rested upon the Christ (Isaiah 11:2, etc.), and which are the support and strength of the Church, being symbolized by the seven-branched candlestick in the temple. 9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
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