Proverbs 9:4
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New International Version
"Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,

King James Bible
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither. To him that is void of understanding, she saith,

World English Bible
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Young's Literal Translation
Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' Whoso lacketh heart: she hath said to him,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whoso is simple - Let the young, heedless, and giddy attend to my teaching.

Him that wanteth understanding - Literally, he that wanteth a heart; who is without couraye, is feeble and fickle, and easily drawn aside from the holy commandment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 9:16 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she said to him,

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

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The Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 6:32
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

Proverbs 7:7
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.

Proverbs 8:5
You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.

Proverbs 9:16
"Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,

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