1 Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn her seven pillars.
khokh-MOT ba-n’-TAH vay-TAH kha-tz’-VAH a-mu-DE-ha shiv-AH
א חָכְמוֹת בָּנְתָה בֵיתָהּ חָצְבָה עַמּוּדֶיהָ שִׁבְעָה׃
9:1 She has hewn her seven pillars
The number seven is a recurring motif in the Bible, typically representing nature. It is used in the book of Mishlei as a way of expressing multitudes, so here it means wisdom has many pillars. According to the medieval commentator Rashi, in this context the number seven represents the seven days of creation. When Hashem created the world, the “house” referred to in the first half of this verse, He created it with wisdom.