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Proverbs 9 (asv)

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9:1Wisdom hath builded her house;

She hath hewn out her seven pillars:

9:2She hath killed her beasts;

She hath mingled her wine;

She hath also furnished her table:

9:3She hath sent forth her maidens;

She crieth upon the highest places of the city:

9:4Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither:

As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

9:5Come, eat ye of my bread,

And drink of the wine which I have mingled.

9:6Leave off, ye simple ones, and live;

And walk in the way of understanding.

9:7He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling;

And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

9:8Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee:

Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

9:9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:

Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

9:10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom;

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

9:11For by me thy days shall be multiplied,

And the years of thy life shall be increased.

9:12If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself;

And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

9:13The foolish woman is clamorous;

She is simple, and knoweth nothing.

9:14And she sitteth at the door of her house,

On a seat in the high places of the city,

9:15To call to them that pass by,

Who go right on their ways:

9:16Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither;

And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

9:17Stolen waters are sweet,

And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

9:18But he knoweth not that the dead are there;

That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.


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Following Entry: Proverbs 10