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1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she
hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she
hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens:
she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4 Whoso is simple, let him
turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink
of the wine which I have mingled.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and
go in the way of understanding.
7 He that reproveth a scorner
getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth
himself a blot.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he
hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9 Give instruction to a wise man,
and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in
10 The fear of the LORD is
the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is
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 knoweth nothing.
14 For she sitteth at the door of
her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right
on their ways:
16 Whoso is simple, let him
turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she
saith to him,
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and
bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are
there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
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