9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars:
9:2 She hath killed her beasts; She hath mingled her wine; She hath also furnished her table:
9:3 She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city:
9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
9:5 Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled.
9:6 Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.
9:7 He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man `getteth' himself a blot.
9:8 Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
9:9 Give `instruction' to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
9:10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased.
9:12 If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.
9:13 The foolish woman is clamorous; `She is' simple, and knoweth nothing.
9:14 And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city,
9:15 To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways:
9:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, And bread `eaten' in secret is pleasant.
9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.