Proverbs – Chapter 7: Warning Against the Adulterous Woman

Sigh…this is now the third consecutive chapter in Proverbs warning men about the evil ways of women.  Sigh.

“They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.” – Proverbs 7:5

The ‘they’ in this verse is ‘wisdom and insight’.  

“Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.” – Proverbs 7:10

Oh those crafty women!!!  LOL!

“She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: ‘Today I fulfilled my vows, and I have food from my fellowship offering at home. So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning;  let’s enjoy ourselves with love! My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon.’” – Proverbs 7:13-20

Said no woman ever!  Seriously, how many women, once their husbands leave the house, run outside, grab the first man they see, and drag him into their house to fuck him?  Zero women. This set of verses creates a strawman(woman) argument.

“All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.” – Proverbs 7:22-23

Um…yeah…no.  The man could say no.  He’s not hypnotized.

“Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.” – Proverbs 7:27

So now the Bible is equating sleeping with a woman to death.  WTF?

Sigh…more misogyny.  Once again, anytime a man sleeps with a woman who is not his wife, it’s the woman’s fault.  Has nothing to do with the man’s own choices. A man can’t possibly be at fault, so it must be the woman.  More great ‘advice’ from the Bible.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 8:  Wisdom’s Call

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One thought on “Proverbs – Chapter 7: Warning Against the Adulterous Woman

  1. In order to stop swearing profusely, and grinding my teeth, I had to stop reading the bible, lol. I am enjoying your presentation. The age of enlightenment and, hopefully, a gaining age of reason and observation bring us forward. Thank you for your writing.

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