12 But where can wisdom be found?(A)
    Where does understanding dwell?(B)

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10 Then out came a woman to meet him,
    dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 (She is unruly(A) and defiant,
    her feet never stay at home;
12 now in the street, now in the squares,
    at every corner she lurks.)(B)
13 She took hold of him(C) and kissed him
    and with a brazen face she said:(D)

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Invitations of Wisdom and Folly

Wisdom has built(A) her house;
    she has set up[a] its seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;(B)
    she has also set her table.(C)
She has sent out her servants, and she calls(D)
    from the highest point of the city,(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 9:1 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew has hewn out

13 Folly is an unruly woman;(A)
    she is simple and knows nothing.(B)
14 She sits at the door of her house,
    on a seat at the highest point of the city,(C)
15 calling out(D) to those who pass by,
    who go straight on their way,

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