King James Bible

Proverbs 8

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Chapter 9

1

 

 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: 

 

 


2

 

 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. 

 

 


3

 

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

 

 


4

 

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

 

 


5

 

 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled. 

 

 


6

 

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

 

 


7

 

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

 

 


8

 

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

 

 


9

 

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

 

 


10

 

 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding. 

 

 


11

 

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

 

 


12

 

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

 

 


13

 

 A foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing. 

 

 


14

 

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

 

 


15

 

 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 

 

 


16

 

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

 

 


17

 

 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant. 

 

 


18

 

 But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell. 

 

 


Proverbs 10

 

 

 

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