Proverbs 7:11
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English Standard Version
She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home;

King James Bible
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

American Standard Version
She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home,

English Revised Version
She is clamorous, and wilful; her feet abide not in her house:

Webster's Bible Translation
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The subject-matter of this earnest warning are the admonitions of the teacher of wisdom, and through him of Wisdom herself, who in contrast to the world and its lust is the worthiest object of love, and deserves to be loved with the purest, sincerest love:

4 Say to wisdom: "Thou art my sister!"

   And call understanding "Friend;"

5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman,

   From the stranger who useth smooth words.

The childlike, sisterly, and friendly relationship serves also to picture forth and designate the intimate confidential relationship to natures and things which are not flesh and blood. If in Arabic the poor is called the brother of poverty, the trustworthy the brother of trustworthiness, and abu, um (אם), achu, ucht, are used in manifold ways as the expression for the interchangeable relation between two ideas; so (as also, notwithstanding Ewald, 273b, in many Hebr. proper names) that has there become national, which here, as at Job 17:14; Job 30:29, mediated by the connection of the thoughts, only first appears as a poetic venture. The figurative words of Proverbs 7:4 not merely lead us to think of wisdom as a personal existence of a higher order, but by this representation it is itself brought so near, that אם easily substitutes itself, Proverbs 2:3, in the place of אם. אחתי of Solomon's address to the bride brought home is in its connection compared with Book of Wisdom 8:2. While the ôth of אחות by no means arises from abstr. ûth, but achôth is derived from achajath, מודע (as Ruth 2:1, cf. מודעת, Proverbs 3:2), here by Mugrash מודע, properly means acquaintance, and then the person known, but not in the superficial sense in which this word and the Arab. ma'arfat are used (e.g., in the Arabic phrase quoted by Fleischer, kanna aṣḥaab ṣarna m'aaraf - nous tions amis, nous en sommes plus que de simples connaissances), but in the sense of familiar, confidential alliance. The infin. לשׁמרך does not need for its explanation some intermediate thought to be introduced: quod eo conducet tibi ut (Mich.), but connects itself immediately as the purpose: bind wisdom to thyself and thyself to wisdom thus closely that thou mayest therewith guard thyself. As for the rest, vid., Proverbs 2:16; this verse repeats itself here with the variation of one word.

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Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 27:14,15 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him...

Proverbs 31:10-31 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...

her feet

Genesis 18:9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

1 Timothy 5:13,14 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies...

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Cross References
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Proverbs 9:13
The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing.

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