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9:1 Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.
9:3 She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:
9:4 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
9:6 Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."
9:7 He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
9:8 Don`t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
9:10 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
9:11 For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.
9:12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.
9:13 The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing.
9:15 To call to those who pass by, Who go straight on their ways,
9:16 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here. As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
9:18 But he doesn`t know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.