1 Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mixed 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 Whoever [is] simple, let him turn in here: [as for] him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him,
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mixed.
6 Forsake your way, ye foolish, and ye shall liue: and walke in the way of vnderstanding.
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 shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9 Giue admonition to the wise, and he will be the wiser: teache a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One [is] understanding.
11 For thy dayes shalbe multiplied by me, and the yeeres of thy life shalbe augmented.
12 If thou art 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 But she sitteth at the doore of her house on a seate in the hie places of the citie,
15 To call them that passe by the way, that go right on their way, saying,
16 Who so is simple, let him come hither, and to him that is destitute of wisedome, shee sayth also,
17 Stollen waters are sweete, and hid bread is pleasant.
18 But he knoweth not, that ye dead are there, and that her ghestes are in the depth of hell.