Proverbs 9 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 9


Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Proverbs 9:2

She hath killed her beasts; She hath mingled her wine; She hath also furnished her table:

Proverbs 9:3

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

Proverbs 9:4

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs 9:5

Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Proverbs 9:6

Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 9:7

He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man [getteth] himself a blot.

Proverbs 9:8

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

Proverbs 9:9

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

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:11

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

Proverbs 9:12

If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

Proverbs 9:13

The foolish woman is clamorous; [She is] simple, and knoweth nothing.

Proverbs 9:14

And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city,

Proverbs 9:15

To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways:

Proverbs 9:16

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs 9:17

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

Proverbs 9:18

But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

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