1 Wisdom built her house, she hewed out her seven pillars:
1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars.
2 She slaughtered her slaughter; she mingled her wine; also she prepared her table.
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
2 She has prepared her food, she has spiced her wine, and she also has set her dining table.
3 She sent forth her girls: she will call upon the wings of the heights of the city,
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
3 She has sent out her young women, while calling out from the heights of the city,
4 Who the simple, he shall turn aside here: he wanting heart, she said to him,
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
4 "Let whoever is naive, turn in here." To anyone lacking sense, she says,
5 Come ye, eat of my bread, and drink ye of the wine I mingled.
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
5 "Come! Eat my food, and drink the wine that I have mixed.
6 Forsake ye the foolish, and live; and go straight in the way of understanding.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
6 Leave inexperience behind, and you will live;pursue the way of understanding.
6 Leave your naive ways, and live. Walk in the path of understanding."
7 He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.
7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites only insult, and whoever rebukes the wicked will himself become stained.
8 Thou shalt not reprove him mocking, lest he shall hate thee: reprove to the wise one and he will love thee.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
8 Don't rebuke a mocker or he will hate you. Rebuke a wise person, and he will love you.
9 Thou shalt give to the wise one and he will be more wise: make known to the just one and he will add receiving.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
9 Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.
10 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, and the knowledge of the holy ones is understanding.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
10 The fear of the LORD is where wisdom begins, and knowing holiness demonstrates understanding.
11 For in me thy days shall be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
11 For by Wisdom your days will be many,and years will be added to your life.
11 For because of me you will live a long life, and years will be added to your life.
12 If thou wert wise, thou wert wise for thyself: and thou mockedst, thou alone shalt suffer.
12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will assist you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.
13 A woman of folly being noisy, simple, and she knew not anything.
13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
13 The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge.
14 And sitting at the door of her house, upon the throne of the heights of the city,
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
14 She sits by the doorway of her house,on a seat at the highest point of the city,
14 She sits at the entrance of her house, on a seat high above the city.
15 To call to those passing the way, making straight their paths:
15 Calling to those who pass by,Who are making their paths straight:
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
15 She calls out to those passing by on the road, who are minding their own business,
16 Who is simple, he shall turn aside here: and he wanting heart, and she said to him,
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
16 “Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”To the one who lacks sense, she says,
16 "Whoever is naive, turn in here!" And to anyone lacking sense, she says,
17 Stolen waters will be sweet, and the bread of secrets shall be pleasant
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
17 "Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious."
18 And he knew not that there the shades; her called ones in the depths of hades
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
18 But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.
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