New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 9

Wisdom’s Invitation

1Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
She has [a]prepared her food, she has mixed her wine;
She has also set her table;
She has sent out her maidens, she calls
From the tops of the heights of the city:
“Whoever is [b]naive, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks [c]understanding she says,
“Come, eat of my food
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
[d]Forsake your folly and live,
And proceed in the way of understanding.”

He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets [e]insults for himself.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you,
Reprove a wise man and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

13 The [f]woman of folly is boisterous,
She is [g]naive and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the doorway of her house,
On a seat by the high places of the city,
15 Calling to those who pass by,
Who are making their paths straight:
16 “Whoever is [h]naive, let him turn in here,”
And to him who lacks [i]understanding she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the [j]dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 9:2 Lit slaughtered her slaughter
  2. Proverbs 9:4 Lit simple
  3. Proverbs 9:4 Lit heart
  4. Proverbs 9:6 Or Forsake the simple ones
  5. Proverbs 9:7 Lit a blemish
  6. Proverbs 9:13 Or foolish woman
  7. Proverbs 9:13 Lit simple
  8. Proverbs 9:16 Lit simple
  9. Proverbs 9:16 Lit heart
  10. Proverbs 9:18 Lit departed spirits

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Ordsprogene 9

Visdommen og dårskaben

1Visdommen har bygget et stort palads
    med syv smukt udskårne søjler.
Bordet er dækket til fest
    med lækker mad og udsøgte vine.
Tjenerne er ude at indbyde folk,
    de kalder fra byens højdedrag:
„Kom, I enfoldige mennesker,
    hvis I ønsker at få indsigt.
Kom med til visdommens fest
    og smag den udsøgte vin.
Opgiv jeres tåbelige tanker,
    lær at blive vise, så I kan leve ret.”
Det er farligt at irettesætte de hovmodige,
    at undervise dem giver kun problemer.
Hvis du prøver at belære de hovmodige, vil de hade dig,
    men de vise sætter pris på en tilrettevisning.
Vejled de vise, så bliver de endnu visere.
    Undervis de kloge, og deres lærdom forøges.

10 Ærefrygt for Herren fører til visdom,
    at kende den hellige Gud giver forstand.
11 Visdom forlænger ens levetid,
    der lægges flere år til ens liv.
12 Når du er vis, er det til dit eget bedste,
    vrager du visdom, skader du dig selv.

13 Dårskab er som en trodsig kvinde,
    ganske tåbelig og uden forstand.
14 Hun sidder i sin gadedør og venter,
    mens hun ser ud over byen.
15 Hun kalder på dem, der går forbi,
    mens de er fordybet i egne tanker:
16 „Kom indenfor, I uvidende,
    hvis I ønsker at lære noget.
17 Den forbudte frugt smager bedst,
    det er herligt at have hemmeligheder!”
18 Den naive ved ikke, at det fører til død,
    at alle hendes gæster ender i graven.