Proverbs 9:18 (NKJV) — 18 But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell.
Folly’s guests. None of those in the house of folly can be said to be “living.” They are dead, the merest shadow of living people.
Before we were born again, we were “dead in trespasses and sins . . . fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:1, 3).