Proverbs 09 01-18 ABV – Wisdom
Wisdom has built her house, she has carved out her 7 pillars;
she has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table;
she has sent out her maidens, she calls from the tops of the heights of the city:
Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! To him who lacks understanding she says,
come, eat of my food and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Forsake foolishness and live, and proceed in the way of understanding.
He who reprove a mocker gets dishonor for himself, and he who reproves a wicked man gets insults.
Do not rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you, reprove a wise man and he will love you.
Give to a wise man and he will be yet wiser, teach a righteous man and he will increase learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and if you mock, you alone will bear it.
A foolish woman is loud, she is simple and knows nothing.
She sits at the doorway of her house, on a seat by the high places of the city,
calling to those who pass by, who go right on their paths:
Whoever is simple, let him turn in here, and to him who lacks understanding she says,
Stolen water is sweet; and bread in secret is pleasant.
yet he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.