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Proverbs 9:2

ESV She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
NIV She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
NASB She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table;
CSB She has prepared her meat; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
NLT She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.
KJV She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

What does Proverbs 9:2 mean?

The symbolic version of Wisdom (Proverbs 8:1–4), is a woman with a grand home (Proverbs 9:1). This verse indicates that she is indeed wealthy and prepared for visitors. The process of butchering and preparing animals was not something done without planning. Likewise, the imagery of mixing wine and setting a table imply hospitality. Wisdom intends to invite others and treat those guests well (Proverbs 9:3–5).

The mixing of wine, customarily, meant diluting it with water to make it more palatable. The Jews considered undiluted wine distasteful. Scholars believe the wine Jesus and His disciples drank at the Passover Feast was three parts water and one part wine. Another view of the mixing believes spices were added to the wine to make it more flavorful. Perhaps the mixing of the wine included both the addition of water and spices.

God has set a plentiful table for all who will accept His invitation to dine.
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