Proverbs 9:14
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,

Berean Study Bible
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the heights 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,

New King James Version
For she sits at the door of her house, On a seat by the highest places of the city,

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

NASB 1995
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high places of the city,

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

Amplified Bible
She sits at the doorway of her house, On a seat by the high and conspicuous places of the city,

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

American Standard Version
And she sitteth 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
She sits at the doors of her house, on a seat openly in the streets,

Contemporary English Version
She sits in front of her house and on the highest hills in the town.

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

Good News Translation
She sits at the door of her house or on a seat in the highest part of town,

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And she has sat at the opening of her house, On a throne—the high places of 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,

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,

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, 15calling out to those who pass by, who make their paths straight.…

Cross References
Proverbs 5:8
Keep your path far from her; do not go near the door of her house,

Proverbs 7:12
Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

Proverbs 8:2
On the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand.

Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her maidservants; she calls out from the heights of the city.

Proverbs 9:15
calling out to those who pass by, who make their paths straight.

Ezekiel 16:25
At the head of every street you built your lofty shrines and degraded your beauty. With increasing promiscuity, you spread your legs to all who passed by.


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, and subtil of heart…

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Proverbs 9:3
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon 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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She sits
וְֽ֭יָשְׁבָה (wə·yā·šə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

at the door
לְפֶ֣תַח (lə·p̄e·ṯaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of her house,
בֵּיתָ֑הּ (bê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a seat
כִּ֝סֵּ֗א (kis·sê)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3678: Seat of honor, throne

in the heights
מְרֹ֣מֵי (mə·rō·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4791: Altitude

of the city,
קָֽרֶת׃ (qā·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7176: Town, city


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