Teach a righteous man

Proverbs 9:9

New King James Version (NKJV)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

New International Version (NIV)
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

New Living Translation (NLT)
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.

English Standard Version (ESV)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

King James Bible (KJV)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

  • Wiser
  • Increase in learing

Foolish woman in Proverbs

Proverbs 9:13-18
New King James Version (NKJV)

The Way of Folly

13 A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

Proverbs 1:7
New King James Version (NKJV)

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:10
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Action of fooly

Proverbs 9:13-18
New King James Version (NKJV)

The Way of Folly

13 A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.

Stolen water and secret bread

Proverbs 9:17-18

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.

But what Jesus gives us is LIFE, through His broken body and His shed blood ( Holy Communion )

Proverbs 9:5

New King James Version (NKJV)

“Come, eat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.

Other related verse

Proverbs 5:5

New King James Version (NKJV)

Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.