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Proverbs 9Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

¶ Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars:

She has killed her sacrifice; she has mingled her wine; and she has furnished her table.

She has sent forth her maidens; she cries upon the highest places of the city,

whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; as for those that lack understanding,[a] she saith unto him,

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

Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding.

He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot.

Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee.

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 knows nothing.

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

15 to call to those who pass by the way, to those who straighten their ways;

16 Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him:

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

18 But he does not know that the dead are there and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 9:4 Heb. lacking of heart
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Proverbs 9New International Version (NIV)

Invitations of Wisdom and Folly

Wisdom has built her house;
    she has set up[a] its seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
    she has also set her table.
She has sent out her servants, and she calls
    from the highest point of the city,
    “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
    “Come, eat my food
    and drink the wine I have mixed.
Leave your simple ways and you will live;
    walk in the way of insight.”

Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
    whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For through wisdom[b] your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

13 Folly is an unruly woman;
    she is simple and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house,
    on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling out to those who pass by,
    who go straight on their way,
16     “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
17     “Stolen water is sweet;
    food eaten in secret is delicious!
18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
    that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 9:1 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew has hewn out
  2. Proverbs 9:11 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew me
New International Version (NIV)

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