Proverbs 9:1-9 - Wisdom's Banquet

1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars: 2 She has killed her sacrifice; she has mingled her wine; and she has furnished her table. 3 She has sent forth her maidens; she cries upon the highest places of the city, 4 whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; as for those that lack understanding, , she saith unto him, 5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6 Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding. 7 He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot. 8 Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.