Proverbs 9:1 (ESV)
The Way of Wisdom
9 Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
Proverbs 9:7 (ESV)
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
Proverbs 9:8 (ESV)
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Proverbs 9:9 (ESV)
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 9:12 (ESV)
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
Proverbs 9:16–18 (ESV)
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.