Proverbs 9:15
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,

Berean Study Bible
calling out to those who pass by, who make their paths straight.

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

New King James Version
To call to those who pass by, Who go straight on their way:

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

NASB 1995
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

NASB 1977
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

Amplified Bible
Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
calling to passers by, and to those that are going right on their ways;

Contemporary English Version
She shouts to everyone who passes by,

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

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

Good News Translation
and calls out to people passing by, who are minding their own business:

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
To call to those passing by the way, Who are going straight [on] their paths.

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,

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Way of Folly
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. 16“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” she says to him who lacks judgment.…

Cross References
Proverbs 9:14
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the heights of the city,

Proverbs 9:16
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" she says to him who lacks judgment.


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 unto 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
calling
לִקְרֹ֥א (liq·rō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to those who pass by,
לְעֹֽבְרֵי־ (lə·‘ō·ḇə·rê-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

who make
הַֽ֝מְיַשְּׁרִ֗ים (ham·yaš·šə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

their paths {straight}:
אֹֽרְחוֹתָֽם׃ (’ō·rə·ḥō·w·ṯām)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan


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