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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 9:6


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 9:6

    Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

    World English Bible

    Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 9:6

    Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

    Original Hebrew

    עזבו
    5800 פתאים 6612 וחיו 2421 ואשׁרו 833 בדרך 1870 בינה׃ 998

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    VERSE (6) -
    Pr 4:14,15; 13:20 Ps 26:4-6; 45:10; 119:115 Ac 2:40 2Co 6:17

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:6

    Dejad las simplezas, y vivid; y andad por el camino de la inteligencia.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 9:6

    Verse 6.
    Forsake the foolish ] For the companion of fools must be a fool.

    And live ] Answer the end for which thou wert born.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. Forsake the foolish , etc.] Foolish men and their company; not men of weak abilities in things natural and civil, or who are reckoned foolish by the world; for so the saints are, whose company is not to be neglected and forsaken; but such who are wickedly foolish, who are ignorant of divine things, and make a mock at sin and at religion; such company is very unsuitable for Wisdom’s guests; such as turn in to her house ought to forsake these; it is quite out of character for Wisdom’s followers to be the companions of fools; it is very unprofitable to keep company with such vain men, yea, very pernicious and hurtful, and of very bad consequence; it corrupts good manners, and causes grief, and breaks peace, sooner or later; it is quite unbecoming them to converse with them; they are called out from among them by Christ, and should obey: and, besides, they have better company to attend unto: and they should also forsake “foolish” f253 things; the Septuagint version renders it, “foolishness”; and the Arabic version, “imprudence”; the Targum and Syriac version, “want of understanding”, or “judgment”; foolish lusts, which are hurtful, and war against the soul, and which should be denied and abstained from; and all foolish ways, their own or others’, which are dangerous and lead to ruin; and all foolish doctrines, such as are contrary to the Scriptures, to the doctrine of Christ and his apostles; that tend to degrade any of the Persons of the Trinity, to obscure or lessen the grace of God in man’s salvation, or to exalt the creature; all such are to be forsaken, shunned, and avoided, and by no means countenanced and encouraged; and live ; which may be considered either as an exhortation, as the foregoing; live on the provisions of Wisdom’s house, on her bread and her wine; live on Christ himself by faith; live not as the foolish do, but as the wise; live not to yourselves, nor to the lusts of men, but to the will and glory of God; live not in sin, but unto righteousness; live not to the flesh, nor after it, but to and after the spirit: or as a promise by way of encouragement, and as enforcing the preceding exhortation, “and ye shall live” f254 ; honourably, and not scandalously, as they do that keep company with the foolish; comfortably and delightfully, as they do that turn into Wisdom’s house, and are her guests; such live in communion with Christ, and with his people; they live a spiritual life now, and shall live an eternal one hereafter; and go in the way of understanding ; as such do that quit the conversation of foolish men, and become the guests of Wisdom; such are in, and go in the way of understanding, who frequently attend the throne of grace, and ask wisdom of the Father of lights; the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of divine things, which they that ask have; Solomon got all his wisdom and understanding this way: such are in the way of it, and go in the way of it, who constantly and carefully read the Scriptures, which are able to make a man wise unto salvation; who go up to the house of the Lord as often as they have opportunity, that they may be taught by trim; who sit under the ministry of Gospel preachers, that feed men with knowledge and understanding; who submit to Gospel ordinances, and keep the commandments of Christ; for such are said to have a good understanding; they show that they have, and by these means get and increase it; see ( <19B110> Psalm 111:10 119:104); and who also converse with knowing and experienced Christians; for “he that walketh with wise men shall be wise”, ( Proverbs 13:20).

    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.


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    עזבו 5800 פתאים 6612 וחיו 2421 ואשׁרו 833 בדרך 1870 בינה׃ 998


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