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The Way of Wisdom - Audio Version


The Way of Wisdom

Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
She has slaughtered her meat,
She has mixed her wine,
She has also [a]furnished her table.
She has sent out her maidens,
She cries out from the highest places of the city,
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
“Come, eat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
Forsake foolishness and live,
And go in the way of understanding.

“He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself,
And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;
Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
Teach a just 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 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 will bear it alone.”

The Way of Folly

13 A foolish woman is [b]clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is [c]simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
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 [d]hell.

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  1. Adeosun Olugbemi Olagoke

    There seems to be a lot of we are to learn from wisdom. Wisdom again comes out with calling and beckoning at us to embrace it as her stand and position is very conspicuous to everyone willing especially the simples and the foolish and every other categories of people.
    A need to observe well whom we advice or correct because when you correct or advice one who do not reasons with you, he or she will at the end embarrass and abuse you so much even drag you in the mud.
    What gives wisdom is the reference and the extent we have search out the almighty God. Infact the result of this is longlife and the consequence of wisdom or foolishness will be felt by each person’s differently and seperately.
    Lastly,the corrupt woman is easily spotted, she lack wisdom and
    very much interested in destruction of people who goes or walk in her ways.

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