15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:

Other Translations of Proverbs 9:15

New International Version

15 calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,

English Standard Version

15 calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way,

The Message

15 And as people walk by minding their own business, calls out,

New King James Version

15 To call to those who pass by, Who go straight on their way:

New Living Translation

15 She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 9:15

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.