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Proverbs Chapter 9 (Index)

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

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

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

004  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

005  Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

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

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

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

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

010  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

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

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

013  A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

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

015  To call passengers who go right on their ways:

016  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

017  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

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