1. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2. She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4. Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled.
6. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a blot.
8. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke 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.
10. The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.
11. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it].
13. A foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing.
14. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15. To call passengers who go right on their ways:
16. Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: and [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17. Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant.
18. But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.