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Proverbs 9:1

Context
NET ©

Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars. 2 

NIV ©

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.

NASB ©

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;

NLT ©

Wisdom has built her spacious house with seven pillars.

MSG ©

Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home; it's supported by seven hewn timbers.

BBE ©

Wisdom has made her house, putting up her seven pillars.

NRSV ©

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars.

NKJV ©

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;


KJV
Wisdom
<02454>
hath builded
<01129> (8804)
her house
<01004>_,
she hath hewn out
<02672> (8804)
her seven
<07651>
pillars
<05982>_:
NASB ©
Wisdom
<02451>
has built
<01129>
her house
<01004>
, She has hewn
<02672>
out her seven
<07651>
pillars
<05982>
;
HEBREW
hebs
<07651>
hydwme
<05982>
hbux
<02672>
htyb
<01004>
htnb
<01129>
twmkx (9:1)
<02454>
LXXM
h
<3588
T-NSF
sofia
<4678
N-NSF
wkodomhsen
<3618
V-AAI-3S
eauth
<1438
D-DSF
oikon
<3624
N-ASM
kai
<2532
CONJ
uphreisen {V-AAI-3S} stulouv
<4769
N-APM
epta
<2033
N-NUI
NET © [draft] ITL
Wisdom
<02454>
has built
<01129>
her house
<01004>
; she has carved out
<02672>
its seven
<07651>
pillars
<05982>
.
NET ©

Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars. 2 

NET © Notes

sn Chapter 9 forms the conclusion of the lengthy introduction to the book. Both wisdom and folly will make their final appeals; and both appeal to the simpletons. Wisdom offers life with no mention of pleasure; folly offers pleasure with no mention of death. The first twelve verses concern accepting wisdom: the invitation of wisdom (1-6), the description of the responses (7-11), and the consequence (12). Verses 13-18 concern accepting folly: the invitation (13-17) and the consequence (18).

sn Wisdom is personified as a wise woman. She has prepared a house and established it on seven pillars. This is a reference to the habitable world (e.g., 8:31). For the equation of the house and the world, e.g., 8:29; Job 38:6; and Psalm 104:5 (also G. Boström, Proverbiastudien [LUÅ], 1-14). The “seven pillars” have been variously interpreted, but since seven is a number for completeness and sacredness, the idea seems to be that wisdom produced a perfect world.



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