Dressed as a Harlot (Notes on Proverbs)

My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs

The following is an excerpt from the book, My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs.

And behold, a woman comes to meet him, dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart” (7:10). We have already noticed how the adulteress is actively trying to capture one in sin – “An adulteress hunts for the precious life” (6:26). Here, after the naive young man foolishly takes the way past her house, she seizes the opportunity and goes out to meet him. The first thing he will notice about this woman is her clothing. She wears “the attire of an harlot” (KJV), which will only add fuel to the fire of any lustful thoughts he may have. This is deliberate on her part, as she is “cunning of heart.” But what any woman ought to remember is that if she goes out “dressed as a harlot,” wearing clothing that invites lust, she has complicity in the sin of one who lusts after her, regardless of whether or not her intention was to seduce him (as was the intention of the harlot).

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