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

New Living Translation
“Come in with me,” she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,

English Standard Version
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says,

Berean Study Bible
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” she says to him who lacks judgment.

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

New King James Version
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,

New American Standard Bible
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,” And to him who lacks understanding she says,

NASB 1995
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says,

NASB 1977
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,” And to him who lacks understanding she says,

Amplified Bible
“Whoever is naive or inexperienced, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks understanding (common sense), she says,

Christian Standard Bible
“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here! ” To the one who lacks sense, she says,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!" To the one who lacks sense, she says,"

American Standard Version
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
saying, Whoso is most senseless of you, let him turn aside to me; and I exhort those that want prudence, saying,

Contemporary English Version
"If you are stupid, come on inside!" And to every fool she says,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is a little one, let him turn to me. And to the fool she said:

English Revised Version
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Good News Translation
"Come in, ignorant people!" To the foolish she says,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever is gullible turn in here!" She says to a person without sense,

International Standard Version
"Whoever is na�ve, turn in here!" And to anyone lacking sense, she says,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither'; And as for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him:

Literal Standard Version
“Who [is] simple? Let him turn aside here.” And whoever lacks heart—she said to him,

NET Bible
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.

New Heart English Bible
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

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.' And whoso lacketh heart -- she said to him,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
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. 17“Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is tasty!”…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.

Proverbs 9:4
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" she says to him who lacks judgment.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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









(16) Whoso is simple . . .--She imitates Wisdom closely in her address: Satan, too, transforms himself into an "angel of light" (2Corinthians 11:14). Folly attracts those undecided characters who are in the right track, but have not the constancy to persevere in it; who, "in time of temptation, fall away."

Verses 16, 17. - These verses contain the invitation which Vice, in imitation of Virtue, and assuming her voice and manner, offers to the wayfarers. Verse 16. - Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither. She uses the very same words which Wisdom utters (ver. 4). The latter had addressed the simple because they were inexperienced and undecided, and might be guided aright; the former now speaks to them because they have not vet made their final choice, can still be swayed by lower considerations, and may be led astray. Such persons find it hard to distinguish between the good and the evil, the false and the true, especially when their sensual appetite is aroused and sides with the temptress. No marvel is it that such are easily deceived; for we are told that, under certain circumstances, Satan transforms himself into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). That wanteth understanding. This is the other class addressed by Wisdom, and which Folly now solicits, urging them to follow her on the path of pleasure, promising sensual enjoyment and security.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Whoever
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

[is] simple,
פֶ֭תִי (p̄e·ṯî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6612: Simple, perhaps open-minded

let him turn in
יָסֻ֣ר (yā·sur)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

here!”
הֵ֑נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2008: Hither, thither

To him who lacks
וַחֲסַר־ (wa·ḥă·sar-)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2638: Needy, lacking, in want of

judgment
לֵ֝֗ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

she says:
וְאָ֣מְרָה (wə·’ā·mə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say


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