The Way of Folly

Proverbs 9

13 t The woman Folly is u loud;
she is seductive 1 and v knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house;
she takes a seat on w the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by,
who are x going straight on their way,
16 y "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 z "Stolen water is sweet,
and a bread eaten in secret is pleasant."
18 But he does not know b that the dead 2 are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

  1. Cross References
    Proverbs 9:13 - 18
    The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing.
    Proverbs 7:7 - 27
    And I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 7:11
    She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 5:6
    She does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 9:3
    She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town.
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 9:6
    Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 9:4
    Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks sense she says.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 5:15
    Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
  8. Cross References
    Proverbs 20:17
    Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
    Proverbs 30:20
    This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I have done no wrong.
  9. Cross References
    Proverbs 7:27
    Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
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