Proverbs 9:4
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New Living Translation
"Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,

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

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither. To him that is void of understanding, she saith,

World English Bible
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

Young's Literal Translation
Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' Whoso lacketh heart: she hath said to him,

Proverbs 9:4 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:4 Simple - Ignorant, and weak.

Proverbs 9:4 Parallel Commentaries

An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 6:32
But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.

Proverbs 7:7
I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense.

Proverbs 8:5
You simple people, use good judgment. You foolish people, show some understanding.

Proverbs 9:16
"Come in with me," she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,

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