箴9:1 智慧建造房屋,凿成七根柱子,

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

箴9:2 宰杀牲畜,调和旨酒,设摆筵席;

She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

箴9:3 打发使女出去,自己在城中至高处呼叫,

She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

箴9:4 说:谁是愚蒙人,可以转到这里来!又对那无知的人说:

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

箴9:5 你们来,吃我的饼,喝我调和的酒。

Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

箴9:6 你们愚蒙人,要舍弃愚蒙,就得存活,并要*明的道。

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

箴9:7 指斥亵慢人的,必受辱骂;责备恶人的,必被玷污。

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

箴9:8 不要责备亵慢人,恐怕他恨你;要责备智慧人,他必爱你。

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

箴9:9 教导智慧人,他就越发有智慧;指示义人,他就增长学问。

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

箴9:10 敬畏耶和华是智慧的开端;认识至圣者便是聪明。

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

箴9:11 你藉着我,日子必增多,年岁也必加添。

For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

箴9:12 你若有智慧,是与自己有益;你若亵慢,就必独自担当。

If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

箴9:13 愚昧的妇人喧嚷;她是愚蒙,一无所知。

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

箴9:14 她坐在自己的家门口,坐在城中高处的座位上,

For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

箴9:15 呼叫过路的,就是直行其道的人,

To call passengers who go right on their ways:

箴9:16 说:谁是愚蒙人,可以转到这里来!又对那无知的人说:

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

箴9:17 偷来的水是甜的,暗吃的饼是好的。

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

箴9:18 人却不知有阴魂在她那里;她的客在阴间的深处。

But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.