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9 Wisdom has abuilt her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;
2 bShe has slaughtered her meat,
cShe has mixed her wine,
She has also 1furnished her table.
She cries out from the highest places of the city,
4 “Whoever dis simple, let him turn in here!”
As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
5 “Come, eeat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
And go in the way of understanding.
And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
8 fDo not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;
gRebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Teach a just man, hand he will increase in learning.
10 “The ifear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 jFor by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
12 kIf you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”
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