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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Proverbs 11

1:2 instruction; (i-5) 'Wisdom' here and in ver. 7 is chokmah . 'Instruction' means also, 'correction,' 'warning,' 'discipline,' Job 36:10 .

Verse 1

11:1 just (p-11) Or 'perfect.' lit. 'whole,' 'full.'

Verse 2

11:2 lowly (a-10) Or 'modest.' see 'humbly,' Micah 6:8 .

Verse 3

11:3 unfaithful (b-13) Or 'treacherous,' as ver. 6. see ch. 2.22.

Verse 9

11:9 hypocrite (c-5) Or 'an impious man.' neighbour; (d-8) Or 'friend,' as often. so ver. 12.

Verse 12

11:12 heart; (e-9) Or 'sense.'

Verse 14

11:14 safety. (f-16) Or 'victory;' and so ch. 21.31; 24.6.

Verse 15

11:15 another; (g-10) Or 'a stranger.' see Note, chs. 5.10; 27.2. suretyship (h-15) Lit. 'those that strike [hands].'

Verse 16

11:16 gracious (i-2) Or 'graceful.'

Verse 17

11:17 soul; (k-9) Or 'The kind man doeth good to himself.'

Verse 18

11:18 work; (l-6) Or 'a work that deceiveth him.'

Verse 19

11:19 righteousness (m-2) Or 'true righteousness.'

Verse 21

11:21 hand! (n-3) Or 'Certainly,' as in ch. 16.5.

Verse 25

11:25 soul (o-3) Lit. 'The blessing soul.'

Verse 30

11:30 souls. (a-15) Or 'he that winneth souls is wise.' All the adjectives in vers. 29-31 are in the singular. In general this is denoted by the addition of '[man].'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 11". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.