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Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 7

Verse 2

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Live — Thou shalt live.

Eye — With all possible care and diligence.

Verse 3

Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Bind them — As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.

Verse 4

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

And call — Acquaint and delight thyself with her.

Verse 8

Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

Passing — Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in which her house stood.

Verse 12

Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

Without — Without the door of her house.

Corner — Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.

Verse 14

I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

Offerings — I have paid my peace-offerings which I had vowed. Whereby she signifies, that she had plentiful provisions at her house for his entertainment. For the peace-offerings were to be of the best flesh, Leviticus 22:21, and a considerable part of these offerings fell to the offerer's share.

Verse 20

He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

Hath taken — Which is an evidence that he designs to stay a considerable time.

At the day — So that we need not fear any surprise.

Verse 22

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

As an ox — Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.

Verse 23

Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

His liver — His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.

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Bibliographical Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.