THE PROVERBES. Chapter 9
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1 The discipline, 4 and doctrine of wisedome. 13 The custome, 16 and error of folly.
1Wisedome hath builded her house: she hath hewen out her seuen pillars.
2She hath killed her beastes; she hath mingled her wine: she hath also furnished her table.2
3She hath sent forth her maidens; she cryeth vpon the highest places of the citie.
4Who so is simple, let him turne in hither: as for him that wanteth vnderstanding, she sayth to him:
5Come, eate of my bread, and drinke of the wine, which I haue mingled.
6Forsake the foolish, and liue; and goe in the way of vnderstanding.
7He that reproueth a scorner, getteth to himselfe shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himselfe a blot.
8Reproue not a scorner, lest hee hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and hee will loue thee.8
9Giue instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a iust man, and he will increase in learning.
10The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome: and the knowledge of the holy is vnderstanding.10
11For by me thy dayes shall be multiplied: and the yeeres of thy life shalbe increased.11
12If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thy selfe: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt beare it.
13¶ A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, & knoweth nothing.13
14For she sitteth at the doore of her house on a seate, in the high places of the Citie:
15To call passengers who go right on their wayes:
16Who so is simple, let him turne in hither: and as for him that wanteth vnderstanding, she saith to him;
17Stollen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.17
18But hee knoweth not that the dead are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Proverbs Chapter 9
2 Heb. her killing.
8 Mat.7. 16.
10 Iob.28. 28. psal.111. 10. chap. 1.7.
11 Chap. 10.7.
13 Chap.7. 11.
17 Hebr. of secrecies.
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