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Proverbs 9 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:1 - Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:2 - She has prepared her meat, she has mixed her wine; she also has arranged her table.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:3 - She has sent out her female servants; she calls out on the highest places of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:4 - "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:5 - "Come, eat some of my food, and drink some of the wine I have mixed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:6 - Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:7 - Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:8 - Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:9 - Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 - The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:11 - For because of me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:12 - If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage, but if you are a mocker, you alone must bear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:13 - The woman called Folly is brash, she is naive and does not know anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:14 - So she sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:15 - calling out to those who are passing by her in the way, who go straight on their way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:16 - "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:17 - "Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:18 - But they do not realize that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.

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