:4 “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment.
:16 “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment.
In 9:4, Lady Wisdom sends her maids out to specifically invite the “the simple” and “those who lack judgment” to her house for a banquet she had prepared. An interesting picture, Wisdom makes an offer to those who know her least to come and dine at her house and receive all the benefits she has available.
In 9:16, Lady Folly (the Foolish Woman) invites to her house for a meal the same people Lady Wisdom invited. The Hebrew text of 9:16 is identical to 9:4.
The message is very clear. Both Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly are out there on the streets and they are after the same guys – the simple and those who lack judgment. Both invite us to come and dine at their houses and we have to constantly decide – every day – with which lady we are going to hang!