Wisdom's Banquet

1 Wisdom built her house, she hewed out her seven pillars:

1 Wisdom has (A)built her house,She has hewn out her seven pillars;

1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

1 Wisdom has built her house;(A)she has carved 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 has (a)(B)prepared her food, she has (C)mixed her wine;She has also (D)set her table;

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

2 She has prepared her meat;(B) she has mixed her wine;(C)she has also set her table.(D)

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 has (E)sent out her maidens, she (F)callsFrom the (G)tops 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 female servants;(E)she calls out from the highest points of the city:(F)

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 (H)Whoever is (b)naive, let him turn in here!”To him who (I)lacks (c)understanding she says,

4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

4 “Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”To the one who lacks sense,(G) she says,

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, (J)eat of my foodAnd drink of the wine I have mixed.

5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

5 “Come, eat my bread,(H)and drink the wine I have mixed.

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 (d)Forsake your folly and (K)live,And (L)proceed 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."

Wisdom Prolongs Life

7 He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.

7 He who (M)corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,And he who reproves a wicked man gets (e)insults for himself.

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

7 The one who corrects a mockerwill bring dishonor on himself;the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt.(a)

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 (N)Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you,(O)Reprove a wise man and he will love you.

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;(I)rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.(J)

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 still wiser,Teach a righteous man and he will (P)increase his learning.

9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.(K)

9 Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.

Foolishness' Banquet

10 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, and the knowledge of the holy ones is understanding.

10 The (Q)fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,And the knowledge of the Holy One 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 the beginning of wisdom,(L)and the knowledge of the Holy One(M) 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 (R)by me your days will be multiplied,And years of life will be added to you.

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 you are wise, you are wise (S)for yourself,And if you (T)scoff, you alone will bear it.

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, you are wise for your own benefit;(N)if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”

12 If you are wise, your wisdom will assist you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.

The Way Of Folly

13 A woman of folly being noisy, simple, and she knew not anything.

13 The (f)woman of folly is (U)boisterous,She is (g)naive and (V)knows nothing.

13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

13 The woman Folly is rowdy;(O)she is gullible and knows nothing.(P)

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 She sits at the doorway of her house,On a seat by (W)the high places 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 calling to those who pass by,who go straight ahead on their paths:(Q)

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 (X)Whoever is (h)naive, let him turn in here,”And to him who lacks (i)understanding she says,

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 water is sweet;And (Y)bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

17 “Stolen water is sweet,and bread eaten secretly is tasty!”(R)

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 does not know that the (j)dead are there,That her guests are in the (Z)depths of Sheol.

18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

18 But he doesn’t know that the departed spirits are there,(S)that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.(T)

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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