9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:   Defenders Notes >>


9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


9:3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,


9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,


9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.


9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.


9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.


9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.


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


9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.


9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.


9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.


9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.


9:14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,


9:15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:


9:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,


9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.


9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.   Defenders Notes >>



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