Proverbs 7:11

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

Proverbs 7:11 in Other Translations

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