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Proverbs 9:16

ESV “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who lacks sense she says,
NIV Let all who are simple come to my house!' To those who have no sense she says,
NASB 'Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,' And to him who lacks understanding she says,
CSB "Whoever is inexperienced, enter here! " To the one who lacks sense, she says,
NLT 'Come in with me,' she urges the simple. To those who lack good judgment, she says,
KJV Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

What does Proverbs 9:16 mean?

Folly (Proverbs 9:13–15), the opposite of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1–6), uses similar tactics and calls to many of the same people. Here she is seen attempting to influence those who are gullible and lack sense. However, while Wisdom encourages people to seek life and success (Proverbs 9:10–12), Folly looks to trap people in a vastly different destiny. Lady Wisdom calls the simple and those lacking sense to receive wisdom, learning, and abundant life. Woman Folly calls her audience to engage in sin.

Wisdom wants to build up her audience; Folly wants to bring down hers. Of course, Folly pretends to give her audience pleasure, but she is deceptive. Only trouble awaits those that heed her call. In his attempt to lure men and women into false teaching and sin, Satan uses false apostles who are deceitful workmen. They disguise themselves as the apostles of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:13), and "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). Jesus warned: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves" (Matthew 7:15).
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