20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: 1st Reading

Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house,
      she has set up her seven columns;
   she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine,
      yes, she has spread her table.
   She has sent out her maidens; she calls
      from the heights out over the city:
   “Let whoever is simple turn in here;
      to the one who lacks understanding, she says,
   Come, eat of my food,
      and drink of the wine I have mixed!
   Forsake foolishness that you may live;
      advance in the way of understanding.”