She hath hewn out her seven pillars:
She hath also furnished her table:
She crieth upon the highest places of the city:
As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
And drink of the wine which I have mingled.
And walk in the way of understanding.
And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
And the years of thy life shall be increased.
And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.
She is simple, and knoweth nothing.
On a seat in the high places of the city,
Who go right on their ways:
And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.