Proverbs 9

Proverbs 9:13-18

The Way of Folly

13   The woman Folly is loud;
    she is seductive1 and knows nothing.
14   She sits at the door of her house;
    she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15   calling to those who pass by,
    who are going straight on their way,
16   “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
    And to him who lacks sense she says,
17   “Stolen water is sweet,
    and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18   But he does not know that the dead2 are there,
    that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.


[1] 9:13 Or full of simpleness

[2] 9:18 Hebrew Rephaim