Proverbs 9:15

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To call passengers who go right on their ways:
– Proverbs 9:15

[T]he foolish woman sits in a prominent place so as to call to all who pass by, as passengers signifies. She spreads her net wide and indiscriminately to catch all she can. The word for right means straight and some have supposed the intent is to speak of moral straightness. This would mean folly is particularly looking to ensnare those who are in a good way. That idea artificially limits the scope and does not agree with the next verse, which describes them as simple and wanting understanding. The meaning is that the passersby are going about their own business and not looking for folly’s feast, but she tries to entice and catch them. Wisdom would teach us to be wary.

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