Proverbs 9:14
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New International Version
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

New Living Translation
She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.

English Standard Version
She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,

New American Standard Bible
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,

King James Bible
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She sits by the doorway of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

International Standard Version
She sits at the entrance of her house, on a seat high above the city.

NET Bible
So she sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

New Heart English Bible
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She sits at the door of her house upon a high seat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She sits at the doorway of her house. She is enthroned on the high ground of the city

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city,

New American Standard 1977
And she sits at the doorway of her house,
            On a seat by the high places of the city,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For she sits at the door of her house on a seat in the high places of the city

King James 2000 Bible
For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

American King James Version
For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

American Standard Version
And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sat at the door of her house, upon a seat, in a high place of the city,

Darby Bible Translation
And she sitteth at the entry of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

English Revised Version
And she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Webster's Bible Translation
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

World English Bible
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Young's Literal Translation
And she hath sat at the opening of her house, On a throne -- the high places of the city,
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
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, 15Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:8
Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,

Proverbs 7:12
She is now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner.

Proverbs 8:2
On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city:

Proverbs 9:15
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

Ezekiel 16:25
"You built yourself a high place at the top of every street and made your beauty abominable, and you spread your legs to every passer-by to multiply your harlotry.
Treasury of Scripture

For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

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Proverbs 7:10-12 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, …

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Proverbs 9:3 She has sent forth her maidens: she cries on the highest places of the city,

(14) She sitteth at the door of her house.--She does not care, like Wisdom, to send forth her maidens "to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10); she contents herself with sitting at ease, just outside her own door, and calling to the passers-by.

Verse 14. - She sitteth at the door of her house. She, like Wisdom, has a house of her own, and imitates her in inviting guests to enter. She does not send forth her maidens; she does not stand in the streets and proclaim her mission. Vice has an easier task; all she has to do is to sit and beckon and use a few seductive words. Her house is not supported by seven pillars, built on the grace of God and upheld by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. like that of Wisdom (ver. 1); it is an ordinary habitation of no stately proportions. but its meanness impedes not the uses to which she puts it, her own charms causing her victims to disregard her environments. On a seat in the high pluses of the city. Her house is in the highest and most conspicuous part of the city, and she sits before her door in reckless immodesty, plying her shameful trade (comp. Genesis 38:14; Jeremiah 3:2). The mimicry of her rival again appears, for Wisdom "crieth upon the highest places of the city" (ver. 3). For she sitteth at the door of her house, Idle and inactive, looking out for her prey; not active and laborious, as Wisdom, building her house, killing her beasts, furnishing her table, and sending out her maidens to call in her guests; but exposing herself in the most public manner, and being at the utmost ease, sitting as a queen; see Revelation 18:7; and as it follows,

on a seat, or "throne" (p); the same seat, or throne, power, and authority, which the dragon gave to the beast, or antichrist, placed at Rome, where this woman reigns; see Revelation 13:2;

in the high places of the city; the city of Rome, and its jurisdiction, the high places of which are their temples, or churches; where this foolish woman is noisy and clamorous, proclaims her folly, and endeavours to seduce and raw persons to her superstition and idolatry. "Merome", the word for "high places", has some affinity with Rome, and comes from the same root (q).

(p) "super solium", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius; "super solio", Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens; "in thronum", Cocceius. (q) From "altus"; hence that of Virgil--"altae moenia Romae", Aeneid. l. 1. v. 7. 14. on a seat—literally, "throne," takes a prominent place, impudently and haughtily.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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