The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 9:14
For she sitteth at the door of her house,
&e.] Idle and
inactive, looking out for her prey; not active and laborious, as
Wisdom, building her house, killing her beasts, furnishing her table,
and sending out her maidens to call in her guests; but exposing herself
in the most public manner, and being at the utmost ease, sitting as a
queen; see (Revelation 18:7) ; and as it follows,
on a seat,
or "throne" F16; the same seat, or throne, power, and
authority, which the dragon gave to the beast, or antichrist, placed at
Rome, where this woman reigns; see (Revelation 13:2) (17:8) ;
in the high places of the city;
the city of Rome, and its jurisdiction,
the high places of which are their temples, or churches; where this
foolish woman is noisy and clamorous, proclaims her folly, and
endeavours to seduce and raw persons to her superstition and idolatry.
"Merome", the word for "high places", has some affinity with Rome, and
comes from the same root F17.
F16 (aok le) "super solium", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius; "super
solio", Piscator, Michaelis, Schultens; "in thronum", Cocceius.
F17 From (Mwr) "altus"; hence that of Virgil--"altae moenia Romae",
Aeneid. l. 1. v. 7.