Proverbs 9:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
The woman named Folly is loud; she is naive and knows nothing.

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

New King James Version
A foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knows nothing.

New American Standard Bible
A woman of foolishness is boisterous, She has a lack of understanding and knows nothing.

NASB 1995
The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive and knows nothing.

NASB 1977
The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive, and knows nothing.

Amplified Bible
The foolish woman is restless and noisy; She is naive and easily misled and thoughtless, and knows nothing at all [of eternal value].

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A foolish and bold woman, who knows not modesty, comes to want a morsel.

Contemporary English Version
Stupidity is reckless, senseless, and foolish.

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

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

Good News Translation
Stupidity is like a loud, ignorant, shameless woman.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
A foolish woman [is] noisy, Simple, and has not known what.

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

New Heart English Bible
The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Way of Folly
13The woman named Folly is loud; she is naive and knows nothing. 14She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the heights of the city,…

Cross References
Proverbs 5:6
She does not consider the path of life; she does not know that her ways are unstable.

Proverbs 7:11
She is loud and defiant; her feet do not remain at home.

Ezekiel 16:30
How weak-willed is your heart, declares the Lord GOD, while you do all these things, the acts of a shameless prostitute!


Treasury of Scripture

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

Proverbs 7:11
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

Proverbs 21:9,19
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house…

1 Timothy 6:4
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,









(13) A foolish woman.--Rather, the Foolish woman; Folly personified, in opposition to Wisdom described above.

Clamorous.--Not of dignified mien, as her rival.

Simple.--Heb., simplicity, i.e., she is simplicity itself.

And knoweth nothing.--And so leaves room for all evil to enter in and dwell with her (Matthew 12:45); thus she perishes, like Israel, for "lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6).

Verses 13-18. - This section contains the invitation of Folly, the rival of Wisdom, represented under the guise of an adulteress (Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 5:3, etc.; Proverbs 6:24, etc.; Proverbs 7.). Verse 13. - I foolish woman; literally, the woman of folly, the genitive being that of apposition, so that this may well be rendered, in order to make the contrast with Wisdom more marked, "the woman Folly." She is regarded as a real person; and between her and Virtue man has to make his choice. Is clamorous; turbulent and animated by passion (as Proverbs 7:11), quite different from her calm, dignified rival. She is simple; Hebrew, "simplicity," in a bad sense; she has no preservative against evil, no moral fibre to resist temptation. And knoweth nothing which she ought to know. Ignorance is the natural accompaniment of Folly: in this case it is wilful and persistent; she goes on her way reckless of consequences. Septuagint, "A woman foolish and bold, who knows not shame, comes to want a morsel."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The woman
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

named Folly
כְּ֭סִילוּת (kə·sî·lūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3687: Silliness

is loud;
הֹֽמִיָּ֑ה (hō·mî·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 1993: To make a, loud sound, commotion, tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor

[she is] naive
פְּ֝תַיּ֗וּת (pə·ṯay·yūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6615: Simplicity

and knows
יָ֥דְעָה (yā·ḏə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

nothing.
וּבַל־ (ū·ḇal-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest


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