Proverbs 9

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

1WISDOM ahath builded her house, she hath *hewn out her bseven pillars:

*hewn-shaped by cutting or chopping.

a ch. 1.20; 8.1. 1Co. 1.24,30. Col. 2.3,9. Ep. 2.20-22. Mat. 16.18. 1Ti. 3.15. He. 3.3,4. 1Pe. 2.5. b Ga. 2.9. Ep. 4.11-13. Re. 3.12. Ca. 3.10.

2She chath killed 1her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

1Heb. her killing, Is. 53.5,10; 55.1; 25.6.

c Mat. 22.3-10. Tit. 2.14. Jn. 6.54-56. Lu. 14.16,17.

3She dhath sent forth her maidens: eshe crieth upon the highest places of the city,

d Ro. 10.15. Mat. 22.3. Lu. 14.16; 11.49. 2Co. 5.20. e Jn. 7.37. Mat. 9.13. ch. 8.2. 2Co. 5.20.

4fWhoso is *simple, let him turn in *hither: as for ghim that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

*simple-ignorant, without guile, innocent.

*hither-here, to this place.

f ch. 1.22; 8.5. v.16. Is. 55.1-7. Re. 22.17; 3.17,18. Mat. 9.13. g ch. 6.32.

5Come, heat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

h Is. 55.1-3; 25.6. Jn. 6.27,54-57. Ca. 5.1.

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

i ch. 14.7. Ps. 45.10; 6.8; 119.115. Ep. 5.11. 2Co. 6.17.

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

j Ge. 18.8,9. 2Ch. 24.20,21; 25.15,16. 1Ki. 18.17.

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

k Mat. 7.6; 15.14. ch. 23.9; 1.7. Am. 5.10. l Le. 19.17. Ps. 141.5. 1Sa. 25.33.

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

m Ho. 6.3. ch. 1.2-7; 4.18. Mat. 13.11,12. 2Pe. 3.18. Job 17.9.

10The nfear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

n Job 28.28. Ps. 111.10. ch. 1.7; 30.3. 1Jn. 5.20. Jn. 17.3.

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

o ch. 10.27; 2.3,8,16,18,22; 3.2,16. De. 6.2. Ps. 91.16. Jn. 6.40.

12If pthou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: qbut if thou scornest, rthou alone shalt bear it.

p ch. 16.26. Job 22.2,3,21-30; 35.6,7. Eze. 18.20. q Is. 28.22. He. 10.26-29. r Ga. 6.5.

13¶A sfoolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

s ch. 2.16; 5.3; 7.5,7-27; 8.5; 9.4. Ps. 94.8.

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

t ch. 7.10-12. Ge. 38.14. Je. 3.2.

15To ucall passengers who go right on their ways:

u ch. 7.13-15. Re. 2.20.

16vWhoso is simple, let him turn in *hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

*hither-here, to this place.

v v.4.

17wStolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten 2in secret is pleasant.

2Heb. of secrecies.

w ch. 5.15; 20.17. Ro. 7.8.

18But he xknoweth not ythat the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

x Ps. 82.5. Is. 1.3. ch. 29.7. Ho. 2.8. y ch. 2.18,19; 5.5; 6.26; 7.27.