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  • JOHN WESLEY'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
    NOTES - PROVERBS 23

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    Verse 1. Ruler - With a great man.

    Verse 2. Put a knife - Restrain thine appetite, as if a man stood with a knife at thy throat.

    Verse 3. Deceitful - They do not yield thee that satisfaction which thou didst expect from them.

    Verse 4. Thine own wisdom - From worldly wisdom, which persuades men to use all possible means to get riches.

    Verse 5. Set thine eyes - Look upon it with earnestness and desire. Is not - Which has no solid and settled being. Eagle - Swiftly, strongly, and irrecoverably.

    Verse 6. Evil eye - Of the envious or covetous man.

    Verse 7. So is he - You are not to judge of him by his words, but by the constant temper of his mind.

    Verse 8. Vomit up - When thou perceivest his churlish disposition, his meat will be loathsome to thee. Sweet words - Thy pleasant discourse wherewith thou didst design to delight and profit him.

    Verse 9. Of a fool - Cast not away good counsels upon incorrigible sinners.

    Verse 10. Enter not - To possess their lands.

    Verse 11. Redeemer - Hebrew. their near kinsman, to whom it belongs to avenge their wrongs, and to recover and maintain their rights.

    Verse 13. Shall not die - It is a likely way to prevent his destruction.

    Verse 16. My reins - I shall rejoice with all my soul.

    Verse 18. An end - An expected and happy end for such as fear God.

    Verse 19. Guide - Order the whole course of thine affections and actions. In the way - In God's way.

    Verse 23. Buy - Purchase it upon any terms, spare no pains or cost. Truth - The true and saving knowledge of God's will. Sell it not - Do not forsake it for any worldly advantage.

    Verse 26. Give me - Solomon here speaks in God's name.

    Verse 30. Mixt wine - Either mixed with water, or with other ingredients to make it strong and delicious.

    Verse 31. Red - Which was the colour of the best wines in that country. Aright - When it sparkles, and seems to smile upon a man.

    Verse 34. Lieth down - To sleep. Sea - In a ship in the midst of the sea.

    Verse 35. Sick - I was not sensible of it. Again - At present my condition requires sleep to settle myself, and when I am composed, I purpose to return to my former course.

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