Proverbs

Proverbs 9 ©

1The discipline 3and doctrine of wisdom. 13The sinful enticements of folly; 18their ruinous tendency.

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WISDOM ahath builded her house, she hath *hewn out her bseven pillars:

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She chath killed 1her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

3

She dhath sent forth her maidens: eshe crieth upon the highest places of the city,

4

fWhoso is *simple, let him turn in *hither: as for ghim that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

g ch. 6.32.
5

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

6

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

7

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

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kReprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: lrebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9

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

10

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

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

12

If pthou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: qbut if thou scornest, rthou alone shalt bear it.

r Ga. 6.5.
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¶A sfoolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

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

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To ucall passengers who go right on their ways:

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

v v.4.
17

wStolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten 2in secret is pleasant.

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