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The Adulteress Tempts The Simple – Proverbs 9:14-17

The Adulteress Tempts The Simple
Proverbs 9:14-17 (NIV)

14 She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,

15 calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way,

16 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,

17 “Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”

Proverbs Club Commentary

The adulteress invites others to join her private feast.
Only the simple will follow, to their demise.

Folly Starts As Ignorance – Proverbs 9:13

Folly Starts As Ignorance
Proverbs 9:13 (NIV)

13 Folly is an unruly woman;
she is simple and knows nothing.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Folly is foolishness.
The devastation is progressive.
The first step is ignorance.
Acting out of ignorance is dangerous.

Alone Suffer You Will (not Yoda) – Proverbs 9:12

Alone Suffer You Will (not Yoda)
Proverbs 9:12 (NIV)

12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Wisdom rewards the wise.
Loneliness haunts the mocker.

Wisdom Is Born From The Fear Of The Lord – Proverbs 9:10-11

Wisdom Is Born From The Fear Of The Lord
Proverbs 9:10-11

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

11 For through wisdom your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The Fear Of The Lord
brings wisdom for a longer life.

Wisdom Guides The Wise And The Righteous – Proverbs 9:9

Wisdom Guides The Wise And The Righteous
Proverbs 9:9

9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

NIV

Proverbs Club Commentary

Perceptive guidance strengthens the righteous.