Proverbs 9
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1Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.1חָ֭כְמוֹת בָּנְתָ֣ה בֵיתָ֑הּ חָצְבָ֖ה עַמּוּדֶ֣יהָ שִׁבְעָֽה׃
2She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.2טָבְחָ֣ה טִ֭בְחָהּ מָסְכָ֣ה יֵינָ֑הּ אַ֝֗ף עָֽרְכָ֥ה שֻׁלְחָנָֽהּ׃
3She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.3שָֽׁלְחָ֣ה נַעֲרֹתֶ֣יהָ תִקְרָ֑א עַל־ גַּ֝פֵּ֗י מְרֹ֣מֵי קָֽרֶת׃
4“Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,4מִי־ פֶ֭תִי יָסֻ֣ר הֵ֑נָּה חֲסַר־ לֵ֝֗ב אָ֣מְרָה לּֽוֹ׃
5“Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed.5לְ֭כוּ לַחֲמ֣וּ בְֽלַחֲמִ֑י וּ֝שְׁת֗וּ בְּיַ֣יִן מָסָֽכְתִּי׃
6Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.”6עִזְב֣וּ פְתָאיִ֣ם וִֽחְי֑וּ וְ֝אִשְׁר֗וּ בְּדֶ֣רֶךְ בִּינָֽה׃
7Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.7יֹ֤סֵ֨ר ׀ לֵ֗ץ לֹקֵ֣חַֽ ל֣וֹ קָל֑וֹן וּמוֹכִ֖יחַ לְרָשָׁ֣ע מוּמֽוֹ׃
8So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.8אַל־ תּ֣וֹכַח לֵ֭ץ פֶּן־ יִשְׂנָאֶ֑ךָּ הוֹכַ֥ח לְ֝חָכָ֗ם וְיֶאֱהָבֶֽךָּ׃
9Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.9תֵּ֣ן לְ֭חָכָם וְיֶחְכַּם־ ע֑וֹד הוֹדַ֥ע לְ֝צַדִּ֗יק וְי֣וֹסֶף לֶֽקַח׃ פ
10Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.10תְּחִלַּ֣ת חָ֭כְמָה יִרְאַ֣ת יְהוָ֑ה וְדַ֖עַת קְדֹשִׁ֣ים בִּינָֽה׃
11Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.11כִּי־ בִ֭י יִרְבּ֣וּ יָמֶ֑יךָ וְיוֹסִ֥יפוּ לְּ֝ךָ֗ שְׁנ֣וֹת חַיִּֽים׃
12If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. Folly Calls for a Hearing12אִם־ חָ֭כַמְתָּ חָכַ֣מְתָּ לָּ֑ךְ וְ֝לַ֗צְתָּ לְֽבַדְּךָ֥ תִשָּֽׂא׃
13The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn’t know it.13אֵ֣שֶׁת כְּ֭סִילוּת הֹֽמִיָּ֑ה פְּ֝תַיּ֗וּת וּבַל־ יָ֥דְעָה מָּֽה׃
14She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.14וְֽ֭יָשְׁבָה לְפֶ֣תַח בֵּיתָ֑הּ עַל־ כִּ֝סֵּ֗א מְרֹ֣מֵי קָֽרֶת׃
15She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.15לִקְרֹ֥א לְעֹֽבְרֵי־ דָ֑רֶךְ הַֽ֝מְיַשְּׁרִ֗ים אֹֽרְחוֹתָֽם׃
16“Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,16מִי־ פֶ֭תִי יָסֻ֣ר הֵ֑נָּה וַחֲסַר־ לֵ֝֗ב וְאָ֣מְרָה לּֽוֹ׃
17“Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!”17מַֽיִם־ גְּנוּבִ֥ים יִמְתָּ֑קוּ וְלֶ֖חֶם סְתָרִ֣ים יִנְעָֽם׃
18But little do they know that the dead are there. Her guests are in the depths of the grave.18וְֽלֹא־ יָ֭דַע כִּֽי־ רְפָאִ֣ים שָׁ֑ם בְּעִמְקֵ֖י שְׁא֣וֹל קְרֻאֶֽיהָ׃ פ
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