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calling out to those passing by on the road,
to the ones making their paths straight, Bible

“calling out.” The Hebrew is “to call out,” but Waltke (New International Commentary on the Old Testament: Proverbs) refers to this as “the gerundive use of the [Hebrew letter] lamed with the infinitive,” and thus the sense is “calling.”

“making their paths straight.” One of the attributes of Folly (foolish people) is that she does not just consort with other fools, but works to lure in people who are trying their best to walk a straight path with God. That is why it is so important to have a personal vision and goals, and good counselors (friends) to help us stay on the right path.


Commentary for: Proverbs 9:15