Proverbs 9:15
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New International Version
calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,

New Living Translation
She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.

English Standard Version
calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way,

New American Standard Bible
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

King James Bible
To call passengers who go right on their ways:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
calling to those who pass by, who go straight ahead on their paths:"

International Standard Version
She calls out to those passing by on the road, who are minding their own business,

NET Bible
calling out to those who are passing by her in the way, who go straight on their way.

New Heart English Bible
To call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She calls passers by in the way who go straight on their ways and she says:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and calls to those who pass by, those minding their own business,

JPS Tanakh 1917
To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways:

New American Standard 1977
Calling to those who pass by,
            Who are making their paths straight:

Jubilee Bible 2000
to call to those who pass by the way, to those who straighten their ways;

King James 2000 Bible
To call those who pass by who go right on their ways:

American King James Version
To call passengers who go right on their ways:

American Standard Version
To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways:

Douay-Rheims Bible
To call them that pass by the way, and go on their journey:

Darby Bible Translation
to call passers-by who go right on their ways:

English Revised Version
To call to them that pass by, who go right on their ways,

Webster's Bible Translation
To call passengers who go right on their ways:

World English Bible
To call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,

Young's Literal Translation
To call to those passing by the way, Who are going straight on their paths.
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
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: 16"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says,…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:14
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,

Proverbs 9:16
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says,
Treasury of Scripture

To call passengers who go right on their ways:

Proverbs 7:13-15,25-27 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him…

Proverbs 23:27,28 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit…

Verse 15. - To call passengers who go right on their ways. With shameless effrontery she cries to all that pass by, she addresses her solicitations to persons who are going straight on their way, thinking nothing of her, having no idea of deviating from their pursued object. As they walk in the path of right and duty, she tries to turn them aside. Septuagint, "Calling to herself (προσκαλουμένη) those that pass by and are keeping straight in their ways." The Fathers find here a picture of the seductions of heretical teaching, which puts on the mask of orthodoxy and deceives the unwary. Wordsworth notes that, in the Apocalypse, the false teacher bears some emblems of the Lamb (Revelation 13:11). All false doctrine retains some element of truth, and it is because of this admixture that it procures adherents and thrives for a time. To call passengers who go right on their ways. Who have been religiously educated, and trained up in the principles of true Christianity; and who walk outwardly according to the rule of the divine word, and are in a fair way for heaven and eternal happiness. These she has her eye upon as they pass along, and calls unto them, and endeavours to turn them aside out of the way they are going, to make them proselytes to her antichristian religion; which, when she succeeds in, she glories and boasts of; just as harlots are very desirous of seducing and debauching chaste, innocent, and virtuous persons; see Revelation 2:20. Saying as follows: 15, 16. to allure those who are right-minded, and who are addressed as in Pr 9:4, as

simple—that is, easily led (Pr 1:4) and unsettled, though willing to do right.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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