Proverbs 9:13-18 ( may be more broader than just adultery, sexual fornification, sexual lust because it could also include being engaged in financial / material theft or robbery or corruption )
Most of the aforementioned Bible book of Proverb's verses deal with adultery, sexual, fornification, sexual lust, etc., except maybe Proverbs 9:13-18 ( see reason above ). In all the aforementioned verses, it seems that:
A) the women are the culprits/miscreant ( I suppose to be more lawyerly or to use legalese, we could say that the women in said verses lean towards being the "principle of the crime" )
B) the men seem to be like Naive Accomplices in a crime.
I read both
a formal equivalence literal translation of the Bible like New American Standard Bible 1995 ( NASB1995 )
, and also a dynamic / functional equivalence relatively gender-neutral / gender-inclusive politically correct translation of the Bible like Christian Standard Bible ( CSB )
, and both translations seem to make the women seem like the "principle of the crime" , and the men seem like Naive Accomplices.
Essentially, it seems like male chauvinistic because the aforementioned proverbs verses seem to be warnings to naive men about the dangers of the sexually promiscuous women. The aforementioned verses fail to address the case of
- lonely hardworking working wives, and her handsome promiscuous male colleague
- lonely housewife, and the handsome promiscuous male neighbor/male supervisor(if she lives in an apartment)
Could someone please give some insight as to whether or Not the aforementioned verses could be interpreted so that they can be more gender-neutral / gender-inclusive / politically correct?