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Proverbs 9:16

    Proverbs 9:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she said to him,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whoever is simple, let him come in here: and to him who is without sense, she says:

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 9:16

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 9:16

    Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither - Folly or pleasure here personified, uses the very same expressions as employed by Wisdom, Proverbs 9:4. Wisdom says, "Let the simple turn in to me." No, says Folly, "Let the simple turn in to me." If he turn in to Wisdom, his folly shall be taken away and he shall become wise; if he turn in to Foliy, his darkness will be thickened, and his folly will remain.

    Wisdom sets up her school to instruct the ignorant:

    Folly sets her school up next door, to defeat the designs of Wisdom.

    Thus the saying of the satirist appears to be verified: -

    "Wherever God erects a house of prayer,

    The devil surely builds a chapel there.

    And it is found upon examination,

    The latter has the larger congregation."

    De Foe.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 9:16

    9:16 Simple - This title is not given them by her, but by Solomon.