Proverbs 9:16
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English Standard Version
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says,

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

American Standard Version
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is a little one, let him turn to me. And to the fool she said:

English Revised Version
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him,

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

These words naturally follow:

10 "The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jahve,

     And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

This is the highest principle of the Chokma, which stands (Proverbs 1:7) as a motto at the beginning of the Book of Proverbs. The lxx translate ראשׁית there (Proverbs 1:7), and תּחלּת here, by ἀρχή. Gusset distinguishes the two synonyms as pars optima and primus actus; but the former denotes the fear of God as that which stands in the uppermost place, to which all that Wisdom accomplishes subordinates itself; the latter as that which begins wisdom, that which it proposes to itself in its course. With יהוה is interchanged, Proverbs 2:5, אלהים, as here קדושׁים, as the internally multiplicative plur. (Dietrich, Abhandlungen, pp. 12, 45), as Proverbs 30:3, Joshua 24:9; Hosea 12:1, of God, the "Holy, holy, holy" (Isaiah 6:3), i.e., Him who is absolutely Holy. Michaelis inaccurately, following the ancients, who understood not this non-numerical plur.: cognitio quae sanctos facit et sanctis propria est. The דּעת, parallel with יראת, is meant of lively practical operative knowledge, which subordinates itself to this All-holy God as the normative but unapproachable pattern.

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Proverbs 9:4 "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,

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Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Proverbs 9:4
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks sense she says,

Proverbs 9:15
calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way,

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