1: Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars; 2: she hath slaughtered her cattle, she hath mingled her wine, she hath also prepared her table; 3: she hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the summits of the high places of the city, 4: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither. To him that is void of understanding, she saith, 5: Come, eat ye of my bread, and drink of the wine that I have mingled. 6: Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence. 7: He that instructeth a scorner getteth to himself shame; and he that reproveth a wicked [man] [getteth] to himself a blot. 8: Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; reprove a wise [man], and he will love thee. 9: Impart to a wise [man], and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous [man], and he will increase learning. 10: The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy is intelligence. 11: For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee. 12: If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; and if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. 13: The foolish woman is clamorous; she is stupid, and knoweth nothing. 14: And she sitteth at the entry of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 15: to call passers-by who go right on their ways: 16: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither. And to him that is void of understanding she saith, 17: Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread of secrecy is pleasant. 18: But he knoweth not that the dead are there; [that] her guests are in the depths of Sheol.