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

Other Translations of Proverbs 9:13

New International Version

13 Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

English Standard Version

13 The woman Folly is loud; she is seductiveOr full of simpleness and knows nothing.

The Message

13 Then there's this other woman, Madame Whore - brazen, empty-headed, frivolous.

New King James Version

13 A foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knows nothing.

New Living Translation

13 The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn't know it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 9:13

Commentary on Proverbs 9:13-18

(Read Proverbs 9:13-18)

How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.