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Proverbs 9 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Wisdom’s Invitation

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:1 - Wisdom has built her house,
She has carved out her seven pillars;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:2 - She has [fn]prepared her food, she has mixed her wine;
She has also set her table;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:3 - She has sent out her attendants, she calls out
From the tops of the heights of the city:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:4 - “Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks [fn]understanding she says,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:5 - “Come, eat of my food
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:6 - [fn]Abandon your foolishness and live,
And proceed in the way of understanding.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:7 - One who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And one who rebukes a wicked person gets [fn]insults for himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:8 - Do not rebuke a scoffer, or he will hate you;
Rebuke a wise person and he will love you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:9 - Give instruction to a wise person and he will become still wiser;
Teach a righteous person and he will increase his insight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:11 - For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:12 - If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you alone will [fn]suffer from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:13 - [fn]A woman of foolishness is boisterous,
She has a lack of understanding and knows nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:14 - She sits at the doorway of her house,
On a seat by the high places of the city,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:15 - Calling to those who pass by,
Who are going straight on their paths:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:16 - “Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”
And to him who lacks [fn]understanding she says,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:17 - “Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:18 - But he does not know that the [fn]dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit slaughtered her slaughter
Lit heart
Or Abandon the naive
Lit a blemish
Lit bear
Or A foolish woman
Lit heart
Lit departed spirits

New American Standard Bible 2020
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020
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