· Old Testament 

The Book of Proverbs

  Chapter 9  

9:1 Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven pillars.

9:2 She hath slain her victims, mingled her wine, and set forth her table.

9:3 She hath sent her maids to invite to the tower, and to the walls of the city:

9:4 Whosoever is a little one, let him come to me. And to the unwise she said:

9:5 Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you.

9:6 Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.

9:7 He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself; and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.

9:8 Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9:9 Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.

9:11 For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be so to thyself: and if a scorner, thou alone shalt bear the evil.

9:13 A foolish woman and clamorous, and full of allurements, and knowing nothing at all,

9:14 Sat at the door of her house, upon a seat, in a high place of the city,

9:15 To call them that pass by the way, and go on their journey:

9:16 He that is a little one, let him turn to me. And to the fool she said:

9:17 Stolen waters are sweeter, and hidden bread is more pleasant.

9:18 And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.