Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Proverbs 9:12-18 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

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