New Living Translation

Proverbs 9

1Wisdom has built her house;
    she has carved its seven columns.
She has prepared a great banquet,
    mixed the wines, and set the table.
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come.
    She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
“Come in with me,” she urges the simple.
    To those who lack good judgment, she says,
“Come, eat my food,
    and drink the wine I have mixed.
Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live;
    learn to use good judgment.”

Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
    Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don’t bother correcting mockers;
    they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
    and they will love you.
Instruct the wise,
    and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
    and they will learn even more.

10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.
    Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

11 Wisdom will multiply your days
    and add years to your life.
12 If 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 Hearing

13 The woman named Folly is brash.
    She is ignorant and doesn’t know it.
14 She sits in her doorway
    on the heights overlooking the city.
15 She calls out to men going by
    who are minding their own business.
16 “Come in with me,” she urges the simple.
    To those who lack good judgment, she says,
17 “Stolen water is refreshing;
    food eaten in secret tastes the best!”
18 But little do they know that the dead are there.
    Her guests are in the depths of the grave.[a]

Notas al pie

  1. 9:18 Hebrew in Sheol.

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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.