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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.

 


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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 9 Bible commentary...



The invitations of Wisdom. (1-12) The invitations of folly. (13-18)1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.

13-18 How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.

 


Recent Comments for Proverbs Chapter 9...

 


Floxy's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 3/12/2014, 7:25am...

These passage simply says OBEY INSTRUCTION that why it says the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom So therefore i will oblige you to follow the word of the lord which is the Holy Bible and follow his foot step so we can get to our promised land and i pray that the lord will help us in Jesus name amen

 


Fay Spain's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 2/11/2014, 8:34am...

I think that it is preaching and is a warning to men out there who allows women such as this to destroy their lives and families Some never learn and is old and foolish and will someday be in hell and wishing for the wife of their youth We must pray that these men and foolish women are saved before that door closes

 


Brianna's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment about verse 13 on 1/16/2014, 5:24pm...

"This scripture goes out to all my hood chicks"

No. But I definitely find this scripture a good one to share. The whole attitude, teeth sucking, head swinging, finger pointing, barking these young girls, and hey even older women, do is considered stupid from the Bible's standpoint!

Seriously, God expects women to act like LADIES! Think before you speak! Be calm and seek to find solutions, not arguments.

 


Topel Sweeney's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 1/09/2014, 8:15pm...

I like how the Lord shows us that Lady wisdom is a keeper at home and a homesteader. Both of which require desire & diligence. One of the ministries of the Holy Spirit of God is to lead the believer into all truth and I love how He confirms things through the Word as I spend time in it. Praise Be to GOD!

 


Greg Lowe's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 1/09/2014, 5:37am...

Interesting the way God condescends to communicate to us. Proverbs was originally written to young men who would rule Israel. What do young men care about? Women. God presents wisdom as a lady and folly the same, two competing voices vying for a hearing. Which one listens to determines their ultimate fate in life. To turn one's heart towards the Lord of life is to be in the path of life, where one learns how to live. To fear God is to listen to and defer to his truth and that is where wisdom in life is found. The heart of the hearer determines who he will listen to, sin, or wisdom, one's own perspective on life, or Gods.

 


Ros's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 5/09/2013, 3:45am...

I say, why ask God for something that we already have in Christ and with the Holy Spirit? Isa. 11:2 If we have the same spirit, and just as He was so are we in this world, and the same works that He did so shall we also and greater. We should rather learn who we are in Him first, what He has already given us, and ask how do I use what I already have to your Glory and the benefit of those you send us....

 


Gbolahan Abiodun's Proverbs Chapter 9 comment on 2/16/2013, 6:59am...

The God that we serve is the great God- He is also very hospitable. These are distinctly and very noticeable in this Proverbs 9. Interestingly, He chooses to speak to us through Solomon the man of the book of Proverbs, in this particular book- and He refers to the fact that Wisdom has built her house and she has hewn out seven pillars. In other words, she has carefully shaped and put in place her pillars, as a matter of fact, more than what a skilful craftsman would do.. And that is that He has prepared a table before you and I in the terrain of the Holy Spirit for spiritual feasting. What meaneth this? Well, all these point to the fact that there is feast that God has prepared for they that love and believe Him through Jesus Christ- and that is on the other side of Jordan. However, on this planet earth, there is an encouraging invitation to feast on the Word of God. In fact, there is the milk of the Word of God, highly inherent in it- and that is for baby Christians and then the meat of the Word is there as well for grownups! In addition to that, there is also the washing of the water through the Word. That purely refers to the aspect of purification and sanctification. In fact, there is also the onion and pepper of it, if you would- and it is only for whosoever believeth. He has also mingled His wine and demands that we forsake foolishness- and that we crave and thirst for the things that the Holy Spirit dispenses and administers. The intent of all these, is that we can be rest assured that He that rescued and delivered us through Jesus Christ of Nazareth- he has also made available, no matter where you and I are, a place that has semblance with the garden of Eden, as it was, in the creation story- and that is in the opening books of Genesis. However, it is only for the discerned; for there are things therein that pertains to the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. May the LORD God, send showers on His church, true revelation and understanding of these things. He that walketh with the wise cannot but have something that would rub on them- and that is the biblical order of righteousness and godliness.

 


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