New American Standard Bible
Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;
King James Bible
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars;
World English Bible
Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.
Young's Literal Translation
Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her pillars -- seven.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Seven pillars - The number is chosen as indicating completeness and perfection. God revealing Himself in nature, resting in His work, entering into covenant with human beings - these were the ideas conveyed by it.
LibraryLetter xxi (Circa A. D. 1128) to the Abbot of S. John at Chartres
To the Abbot of S. John at Chartres Bernard dissuades him from resigning his charge, and undertaking a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1. As regards the matters about which you were so good as to consult so humble a person as myself, I had at first determined not to reply. Not because I had any doubt what to say, but because it seemed to me unnecessary or even presumptuous to give counsel to a man of sense and wisdom. But considering that it usually happens that the greater number of persons of sense--or …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
1 Peter 2:5
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
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