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Chapter 9

10.1
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11.1
For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.
12.1
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself.
12.2
If you mock, you alone will bear it.
13.1
The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and knows nothing.
15.1
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, to call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,
16.1
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here.”
18.1
as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him, “Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Chapter 10

1.1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father;
1.2
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2.1
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
3.1
Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry,
3.2
but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

Chapter 9

1
Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.
2
She has prepared her meat. She has mixed her wine. She has also set her table.
3
She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:
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“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
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“Come, eat some of my bread, Drink some of the wine which I have mixed!
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Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding.”
7
One who corrects a mocker invites insult. One who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
8
Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise person, and he will love you.
9
Instruct a wise person, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous person, and he will increase in learning.
10
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11
For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.
12
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.
13
The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and knows nothing.
14
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15
to call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,
16
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here.” as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
17
“Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18
But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.[1]

Chapter 10

1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
3
Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
4
He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
5
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
6
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
7
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8
The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
9
He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10
One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.
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