Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls from the highest places in the town, “You that are simple, turn in here!” To those without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”
1 Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, * in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the deeds of the Lord! * they are studied by all who delight in them.
3 His work is full of majesty and splendor, * and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; * the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He gives food to those who fear him; * he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works * in giving them the lands of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; * all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, * because they are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption to his people; he commanded his covenant for ever; * holy and awesome is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; * those who act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever.
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be
filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to
the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.