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1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars;
1 Wisdom has built a house for herself, and set up seven pillars.
2 She hath prepared her meat, she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
2 She has immolated her victims. She has mixed her wine and set forth her table.
2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also prepared her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens, she calleth, upon the highest places of the city
3 She has sent forth her servants, calling with a loud proclamation to the feast, saying,
3 She has sent her maids to call out to the tower and to the fortified walls of the city,
4 'Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither'; as for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him
4 “If anyone is little, let him come to me.” And to the unwise, she has said
4 Whosoever is simple, let him come to me; as for him who lacks understanding, she said to him,
5 'Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
5 “Approach. Eat my bread, and drink the wine that I have mixed for you.
6 Forsake all thoughtlessness, and live; and walk in the way of understanding.
6 Leave folly, that ye may reign for ever; and seek wisdom, and improve understanding by knowledge.
6 Leave behind childishness. And live and walk by the ways of prudence.”