The Way of Wisdom
v Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her w seven x pillars.
She has y slaughtered her beasts; she has z mixed her wine;
she has also a set her table.
She has b sent out her young women to c call
from d the highest places in the town,
e "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
f To him who lacks sense she says,
"Come, g eat of my bread
and h drink of z the wine I have mixed.
Leave i your simple ways, and j live,
k and walk in the way of insight."
Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
l Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
m reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be n still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will o increase in learning.
p The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and q the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
For by me r your days will be multiplied,
and years will be added to your life.
s If you are wise, you are wise for yourself;
if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:20 - 22
Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne.
1 Timothy 3:15
If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.
Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.
Song of Solomon 8:2
I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother - she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.
The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host:
And sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.
Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town.
Proverbs 8:1 - 2
Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?
She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town.
On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand.
What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" And to him who lacks sense she says.
At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children.
1 Corinthians 1:26
For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Song of Solomon 5:1
I came to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gathered my myrrh with my spice, I ate my honeycomb with my honey, I drank my wine with my milk. Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love!
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
To give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth -
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.
Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way.
Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.
Let a righteous man strike me - it is a kindness; let him rebuke me - it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
Job 22:2 - 3
Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.
For each will have to bear his own load.