Proverbs (Part 077) - Pro 7:11-13


11. Pro 7:11 - "(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:" A. In this verse Solomon gives his son some characteristics of strange women to help him identify and avoid them. B. She is loud and stubborn; i. A strange woman is loud. a. Loud adj. - 1. a. Of sounds or voices: Strongly audible; making a powerful impression on the sense of hearing. Hence, with agent-noun: That (speaks, sings, etc.) with a loud voice. 2. fig. a. Clamorous, noisy; also, in more favourable sense, emphatic or vehement in expression. b. Noisy adj. - 1. a. Making, or given to making, a loud noise; clamorous, turbulent. c. She is like the foolish woman who is clamorous (Pro 9:13). (i) Clamorous adj. - 1. Of the nature of clamour; uttered with, or accompanied by, clamour or shouting; noisy. (ii) Clamour n. - 1. Loud shouting or outcry, vociferation; esp. the excited outcry of vehement appeal, complaint, or opposition: commonly, but not always, implying a mingling of voices. d. She is imperious (Eze 16:30). e. Imperious adj. - 3. Overbearing, domineering, dictatorial. (The prevailing modern sense.) f. She is the opposite of a godly woman who is of a meek and quiet spirit (1Pe 3:4). (i) Meek adj. - 1. a. Gentle, courteous, kind. Of a superior: Merciful, compassionate, indulgent. b. As connoting a Christian virtue: Free from haughtiness and self-will; piously humble and submissive; patient and unresentful under injury and reproach. c. Submissive, humble (ii) Quiet adj. - I. 1. a. Of persons (or animals): Making no stir, commotion, or noise; causing no trouble or disturbance; remaining at rest; not moving or acting. b. (Also of nature or disposition.) Habitually or naturally peaceful or averse to making stir, noise, etc. II. 3. Free from disturbance, molestation, or annoyance; not interfered or meddled with; left in peace. 4. a. Characterized by the absence of all strife, bustle, stir, or commotion; also, free from noise or uproar, silent, still. g. When you meet a woman who is loud, overbearing, domineering, dictatorial, and contentious, run. h. If you have a very strong aversion to loud, clamorous, and domineering women like I do, you won't have much to worry about because they will run from you. ii. A strange woman is stubborn. a. Stubborn adj. - 1. a. Of persons or animals: Pertinacious or dogged in refusing obedience or compliance; unyielding, inflexible, obstinate: chiefly in bad sense, unreasonably obstinate. In early use app. sometimes with stronger notion: Untameable, implacable, ruthless, fierce. b. A strange woman is hard-headed, head-strong, and determined to do whatever she wants to, regardless of the wishes, desires, or commands of her husband (or the LORD for that matter). c. She is the opposite of a godly woman who is submissive and obedient to her husband (Eph 5:23-24; Tit 2:5). (i) Submit v. - I. 1. refl. and intr. To place oneself under the control of a person in authority or power; to become subject, surrender oneself, or yield to a person or his rule, etc. (ii) Obedient adj. - 1. a. That obeys or is willing to obey; submissive to the will of a superior; complying with or carrying out a command or commands; doing what one is bidden; subservient; dutiful. d. When you meet a woman who is strong willed and doesn't want to be told what to do, run. e. Women like this will be naturally repelled by a man of strong character and authority. f. If you want to avoid strange women, be such a man. C. her feet abide not in her house: i. Abide v. - I. intr. To wait, stay, remain. a. A strange woman doesn't stay at home. b. She is always out running around getting herself into trouble. ii. She is not a keeper at home like a Christian woman is commanded to be (Tit 2:5). a. If she was at home, she wouldn't be alluring men. b. If all married women were keepers at home as the scripture commands there would be far less adultery because there would be far less opportunity for it. 12. Pro 7:12 - "Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)" A. Now is she without, i. Without adv. - I. Outside, in various senses: opp. to within adv. Now only literary and somewhat arch. ii. The strange woman doesn't abide in her house (Pro 7:11). iii. It's pretty hard to entice a man to commit adultery with her if she remains at home, so she heads out after her husband leaves (Pro 7:19). B. now in the streets, i. Whores have been walking the streets for thousands of years. ii. Wisdom cries in the streets to call men to repentance (Pro 1:20). iii. The strange woman roams the streets to call men to sin. C. and lieth in wait at every corner. i. Just like a criminal lies in wait to rob and kill his victim (Pro 1:11), and false teachers lie in wait to deceive (Eph 4:14), so the strange woman lies in wait (Pro 23:28) to deceive and kill her victim (Pro 7:21-23). ii. Whores have been standing on street corners trying to entice men to commit adultery for thousands of years. 13. Pro 7:13 - "So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, A. So she caught him, i. Caught - past tense of catch ii. Catch v. - II. To capture, esp. that which tries to escape; hence, to ensnare, surprise, overtake, reach, get at. 3. trans. To take forcible possession of, capture (a town, castle, ship, country, etc.). Obs. iii. The adulteress hunts for men (Pro 6:26). iv. When she finds one (Pro 7:15), she catches him in her narrow pit (Pro 23:27; Pro 22:14) with her snares and nets (Ecc 7:26), which are her flattering words (Pro 7:21). a. Why do you think whores, harlots, and strange women are called "hookers"? b. Hooker n. - One who or that which hooks. 1. A thief who snatched away articles with a hook; a pilferer, thief; (mod. slang) a watch-stealer. 4. A prostitute. B. and kissed him, i. This is the only instance in the Bible of a woman kissing a man as the initiator. a. Every other place in the Bible where the phrase "kissed him" is used it is speaking of a man kissing another man. b. This is good evidence that women in the Bible were not the initiators of first romantic kisses. ii. Beware of the woman who initiates the first kiss on a date. a. If she is that aggressive, she is most likely unprincipled and immoral. b. A woman who does so is immodest (see definition of impudent below). iii. Especially be wary of the woman who kisses you before she even speaks to you. a. This should have been a huge red flag to this young man. b. Unfortunately, many young men would be all to happy to have this happen to them which is why they need to hear and heed Solomon's words. C. and with an impudent face said unto him, i. Impudent adj. - 1. Wanting in shame or modesty; shameless, unblushing, immodest; indelicate. ii. A strange woman is immodest and has no shame. a. Shame n. - 1. a. The painful emotion arising from the consciousness of something dishonouring, ridiculous, or indecorous in one's own conduct or circumstances (or in those of others whose honour or disgrace one regards as one's own), or of being in a situation which offends one's sense of modesty or decency. b. She will say things to a man that no decent woman would. c. She has a whore's forehead and refuses to be ashamed (Jer 3:3). d. Wicked women (and men) know no shame (Zep 3:5). e. They cannot blush (Jer 6:15). iii. A woman who acts like this a slut. iv. Slut n. - 1. a. A woman of dirty, slovenly, or untidy habits or appearance; a foul slattern. 2. a. A woman of a low or loose character; a bold or impudent girl; a hussy, jade. v. If you meet a woman who is not ashamed of how she dresses and talks, "remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house (Pro 5:8).
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