Proverbs 9:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

New Living Translation
The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn't know it.

English Standard Version
The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing.

New American Standard Bible
The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive and knows nothing.

King James Bible
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The woman Folly is rowdy; she is gullible and knows nothing.

International Standard Version
The foolish woman is loud, undisciplined, and without knowledge.

NET Bible
The woman called Folly is brash, she is naive and does not know anything.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A woman deficient in mind is alluring and she knows no shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman Stupidity is loud, gullible, and ignorant.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The woman Folly is riotous; She is thoughtless, and knoweth nothing.

New American Standard 1977
The woman of folly is boisterous,
            She is naive, and knows nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple and knows nothing.

King James 2000 Bible
A foolish woman is boisterous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

American King James Version
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

American Standard Version
The foolish woman is clamorous;'she is'simple, and knoweth nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A foolish woman and clamorous, and full of allurements, and knowing nothing at all,

Darby Bible Translation
The foolish woman is clamorous; she is stupid, and knoweth nothing.

English Revised Version
The foolish woman is clamorous; she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

World English Bible
The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
A foolish woman is noisy, Simple, and hath not known what.
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
12If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it. 13The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive and knows nothing. 14She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,…
Word Study

A foolish
kciyluwth  (kes-eel-ooth')
silliness -- foolish.

woman
'ishshah  (ish-shaw')
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman

is clamorous
hamah  (haw-maw')
to make a loud sound like Engl. hum); by implication, to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor

she is simple
pthayuwth  (peth-ah-yooth')
silliness (i.e. seducibility) -- simple.

and
bal  (bal)
a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverb) not at all; also lest -- lest, neither, no, none (that...), not (any), nothing.

knoweth
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially

nothing
mah  (maw)
how (long, oft, (-soever), (no-)thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:13-18 How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.
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