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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Proverbs 5

Verses 1-23


1. Shun the strange woman and sinful passion (Proverbs 5:1-14 )

2. The life of chastity (Proverbs 5:15-23 )

Proverbs 5:1-14 . It is a warning against literal fornication and the accompanying spiritual fornication, turning away from the worship of Jehovah and worshipping idols. The dreadful results of sinful lust are vividly described. How many a young man has found out the truth as given in these words in his licentious life.

And thou mourn at thy latter end

When thy flesh and thy body are consumed.

Solomon received these repeated warnings, yet after great prosperity and honor came to him, and his glory spread in every direction like many a rich and successful man of today, these warnings were not heeded and he had to experience in his own life the truths of these words he had penned by the Spirit of God.

Proverbs 5:15-23 . Here we have a sweet exhortation and picture of marital fidelity and a picture of true love in family life. How the Christian family should manifest something greater than this is revealed in Ephesians 5:1-33 .

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Proverbs 5". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.