14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Other Translations of Proverbs 9:14

New International Version

14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city,

English Standard Version

14 She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,

The Message

14 She sits on the front porch of her house on Main Street,

New King James Version

14 For she sits at the door of her house, On a seat by the highest places of the city,

New Living Translation

14 She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 9:14

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.