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Proverbs 9

Chapter 9

  1. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

  2. She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

  3. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

  4. Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

  5. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled.

  6. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

  7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a blot.

  8. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

  9. Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.

  10. The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.

  11. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

  12. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it].

  13. A foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing.

  14. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

  15. To call passengers who go right on their ways:

  16. Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: and [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

  17. Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant.

  18. But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.

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King James Bible 1603 (Network Version, 1994)

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