Proverbs 7:9

In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
– Proverbs 7:9

The young man is already in the way to her house and we learn it is also dark at night. Both conditions of opportunity for sin have been met—place and time. Seeking the cover of darkness is a sign of no good motive. It is the preferred time for evil deeds (Job 24:15; John 3:19). Wisdom teaches to avoid such a place and especially at such a time, but this youth is void of understanding.

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Proverbs 2:13

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in ways of darkness;
– Proverbs 2:13

The way of evil men forsakes or abandons the good and right path. Uprightness describes a straight and plain way. This verse shows that evil men prefer another way. They leave the good path “to walk in ways of darkness.” Darkness is often a figure for moral evil, ignorance, misery, oppression, and the like. Here it comprehends all of these. The way of darkness is a way apart from the light of wisdom. Walking speaks of a continued action, i.e. a habit. That is the bent and tendency of evil men and why they speak perverse things. Again, wisdom works in us to preserve and keep us from such error.

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