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

Other Translations of Proverbs 9:16

New International Version

16 "Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,

English Standard Version

16 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" And to him who lacks sense she says,

The Message

16 "Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on?

New King James Version

16 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here"; And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,

New Living Translation

16 "Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 9:16

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.