Proverbs 7:11

11 (She is unruly and defiant, her feet never stay at home;

Proverbs 7:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
ESV
11 She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home;
NLT
11 She was the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home.
MSG
11 Brazen and brash she was, restless and roaming, never at home,
CSB
11 She is loud and defiant; her feet do not stay at home.

Proverbs 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 7:11

She [is] loud and stubborn
"Loud"; not that her voice may be heard, and so be found by those that seek her in the dark, as Aben Ezra interprets it; but rather clamorous, noisy, and talkative, when she has got her gallant with her; pouring out foolish and unchaste words to allure and entice him; unless it is to be understood of her bawling and scolding, when within doors, at her husband, in order to get him out, and be rid of him; to whom she is "stubborn" or "rebellious", as the Targum, breaking covenant with him, and disobeying his commands; and departing from him, declining out of the way, as Jarchi; speaking rebellion, as Aben Ezra: all which agree with the whore of Rome, who is rebellious against Christ, whose spouse she professes to be; is perfidious to him, disobedient to his commandments; is gone out of the way of his truths and ordinances, and publishes and encourages everything that is contrary thereunto; as well as has a mouth speaking blasphemies, ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) ; her feet abide not in her house;
to attend the business of it; but site is gadding abroad to seek her lovers, and bring them in; it is the character of good women that they are keepers at home, but it is the sign of a harlot to gad abroad, which is enlarged upon in ( Proverbs 7:11 ) .

Proverbs 7:11 In-Context

9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 (She is unruly and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 9:13; 1 Timothy 5:13