It is important that we see this last verse in its’ context:
she is undisciplined and without knowledge.
14 She sits at the door of her house,
on a seat at the highest point of the city,
15 calling out to those who pass by,
who go straight on their way.
16 “Let all who are simple come in here!”
she says to those who lack judgment.
17 “Stolen water is sweet;
food eaten in secret is delicious!”
18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of the grave.
We see the reference to “A foolish woman”; literally, the woman of folly, the genitive being that of apposition, so that this may well be rendered, in order to make the contrast with Wisdom more marked, “the woman Folly.” She is regarded as a real person; and between her and Virtue man has to make his choice. “Is clamorous”; turbulent and animated by passion (as ch. 7:11), quite different from her calm, dignified rival. She is simple; Hebrew, “simplicity,” in a bad sense; she has no preservative against evil, no moral fibre to resist temptation. And knoweth nothing which she ought to know. Ignorance is the natural accompaniment of Folly; in this case it is wilful and persistent; she goes on her way reckless of consequences. Septuagint, “A woman foolish and bold, who knows not shame, comes to want a morsel.”
So she is boisterous and restless. She is easily distracted, her attention span short. Unlike Woman Wisdom who is clear about her purpose and actively pursues it, Woman Folly is inactive. She does not build a house; she does not prepare a meal because the food she offers is stolen (v. 17). She only sits at the door of her house (v. 14). Hers is a dysfunctional world.
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