Proverbs 9:1-18 . The commendation of wisdom is continued, under the figure of a liberal host, and its provisions under that of a feast (compare Luke 14:16-24 ). The character of those who are invited is followed by a contrasted description of the rejectors of good counsel; and with the invitations of wisdom are contrasted the allurement of the wicked woman.
7, 8. shame--(Compare Proverbs 3:35 ).
a blot--or, "stain on character." Both terms denote the evil done by others to one whose faithfulness secures a wise man's love.
9. The more a wise man learns, the more he loves wisdom.
10. (Compare Proverbs 1:7 ).
of the holy--literally, "holies," persons or things, or both. This knowledge gives right perception.
12. You are mainly concerned in your own conduct.
13. foolish woman--or literally, "woman of folly," specially manifested by such as are described.
clamorous--or, "noisy" ( Proverbs 7:11 ).
knoweth nothing--literally, "knoweth not what," that is, is right and proper.
14. on a seat--literally, "throne," takes a prominent place, impudently and haughtily.
17. The language of a proverb, meaning that forbidden delights are sweet and pleasant, as fruits of risk and danger.