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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 9:1

    CHAPTERS: Proverbs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18




    King James Bible - Proverbs 9:1

    Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

    World English Bible

    Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 9:1

    Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven

    Original Hebrew

    2454 בנתה 1129 ביתה 1004 חצבה 2672 עמודיה 5982 שׁבעה׃ 7651

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Mt 16:18 1Co 3:9-15 Eph 2:20-22 1Ti 3:15 Heb 3:3-6 1Pe 2:5,6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:1

    ¶ La sabiduría edificó su casa, labró sus siete columnas;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 9:1

    Verse 1.
    Wisdom hath builded her house ] The eternal counsel of God has framed the universe.

    She hath hewn out her seven pillars ] Every thing has been so constructed as to exhibit a scene of grandeur, stability, and durableness.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Wisdom hath builded her house , etc.] Or “Wisdoms”: of which see ( Proverbs 1:20); Christ, the Wisdom of God, is meant, in whom and from whom all wisdom is. Various are the opinions concerning this house built by him. Some take it to be the whole circle of sciences, and the seven pillars to be the seven liberal ones, as Aben Ezra; though rather, as others, it may design the schools of the prophets, in which young men were trained up in the knowledge of divine and spiritual things. Some would have the whole universe to be meant, and the seven pillars to be the seven days of creation, as Jarchi; or the seven planets, as others: it is an odd notion of Grotius, that the human body is intended, with its five senses; and, to make up the number seven, adds the voice and memory: rather the human nature of Christ, which is a temple, a tabernacle, a house in which the Godhead dwells, is built by Wisdom, made without the hands of men; and then its seven pillars are the graces of the Spirit, by which it was supported and adorned; see ( Isaiah 11:2); Some understand it of the temple of a regenerate man’s heart; in which God, Father, Son and Spirit, dwell. But there are two other senses, which bid fairest one of them to be right; either the heavenly glory, the house not made with hands, Christ’s Father’s house, in which are many mansions for his people; and which is a city whose builder and maker is God, and is prepared by Christ; and stands firm upon the promises of God, the person, blood, and righteousness of Christ, and the grace of the blessed Spirit: or rather the church of Christ on earth, the house of the living God, the pillar and ground of truth; this is built by Christ upon himself, the rock and foundation; the materials of it are true believers, precious and lively stones; built up a spiritual house, and a fit and suitable habitation for God through the Spirit. Such a house there was under the Old Testament, and such an one there is under the New; and which is continually building up by Christ by means of the word and ordinances, and will continue to the end of the world; (see 1 Timothy 3:15 Matthew 16:18 1 Peter 2:5 Hebrews 3:6); she hath hewn out her seven pillars ; ministers of the Gospel, compared to pillars for strength and stability, and for their being instrumental in supporting the interest and church of Christ; in allusion to the pillars in Solomon’s temple, Jachin and Boaz; (see Galatians 2:9 1 Kings 7:21). These are said to be “hewn”, being polished, beautified, and adorned with the gifts and graces of the Spirit by Christ, and thereby fitted for their work and service; and said to be “seven”, because there is a complete and sufficient number of them, which Christ has provided, and always will provide for his churches, as long as they continue in the world. Though it may be these seven pillars may denote in general the firmness and solidity of this spiritual building, the church, and the continuance of it by the power of God; or they may have respect to the seven states of the church in so many periods of time, to last to the end of all things, signified by the seven churches in the book of the Revelation; so Cocceius f244 .

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-12 -
    Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as wel as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go fort to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that d not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We mus keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we neve can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the compan of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we mus join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who sligh it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it wil add to thy condemnation.

    Original Hebrew

    חכמות 2454 בנתה 1129 ביתה 1004 חצבה 2672 עמודיה 5982 שׁבעה׃ 7651

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


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