Proverbs 7 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. The ultimate commentary on proverbs too often we forget the wisdom of the past. The book of proverbs is an obvious answer, yet readers often find it a jumble of disconnected sayings, with little theological value.
If a pers on is immoral, or unfair they are not wise. Verse 7 concludes the introduction to the book of proverbs. James rosscup comments originally issued in 1850, this conservative work is still valuable. Proverbs 7 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. Besides following the codified laws and instructions of god, we are also told to take it to the next level, looking beyond the phrases beginning with thou shalt or thus saith the lord. Anybody can take a checklist of dos and donts and see if a specific situation applies in a literal or legalistic manner.
By its negative portrayal of the deceitful woman, who speaks in the night to a lone youth, it serves as a foil to trustworthy wisdom in chap. This account divides up into three, what the father observes of the naive young mans actions proverbs 7. Proverbs 1 to 9 free bible commentary in easy english. The character of a harlot, and her conduct towards a youth who fell into her snare, vv. Like paul, he exhorts, comforts, and charges, as a father doth his children. We are fortunate to be left a great legacy of bible study. Proverbs the book of proverbs the king james version.
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. Throughout the book reverence for god and reliance on him are set forth as the path to life, prosperity and security cf. Outside of the united kingdom, the kjv is in the public domain. Jul 09, 2010 31 videos play all 20 proverbs chapters 01 kjv kjv audio bible from babylon to america, the prophecy movie by school for prophets attila kakarott duration. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. This publication, the ultimate commentary, brings you 7 different insights into proverbs. The book of proverbs is the central wisdom book of the old testament. A farther exhortation to acquire wisdom, in order to be preserved from impure connections, proverbs 7. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. Solomon is making an absolute statement, against any knowledge that takes precedence over the lord. The book of proverbs is the quintessential book of wisdom in the old testament. My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. To know wisdom, perceive words of understanding pro 1. The authorized version or king james version kjv, 1611, 1769.
God cares about us, and therefore wants us to be able to discriminate between right and wrong. Proverbs 7 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Proverbs 7 kjv my son, keep my words, and lay up my bible. Solomon remembered of what ill consequence it was to his father, perhaps found himself, and perceived his son, addicted to it, or at least had observed how many hopeful young men among his subjects had been ruined by those lusts. Exposition of the book of proverbs 1865 here is a link to this commentary in pdf. Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. In other words, god wants us to have a high moral standard.
The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1 commentary old testament matthew henry st. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Reading the proverbs will give an inexperienced person experience without having.
Solemn exhortations to avoid this evil, proverbs 7. If the serious students of proverbs had to choose only one resource on the book of proverbs, he would be wise to choose this magnificent commentary by bruce k. Franz delitzsch, biblical commentary on the proverbs of solomon grand rapids. Hearken to me therefore, and not to such seducers v. A verse by verse study guide for the book of proverbs. The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Spurgeon called it the best book on proverbs in his day.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Copeland sermons from proverbs 6 the theme of proverbs proverbs 1. The proverbs of solomon the son of david, king of israel. Proverbs 7, new living translation nlt the bible app. Although proverbs is a practical book dealing with the art of living, it bases its practical wisdom solidly on the fear of the lord 1. Bible study questions on the book of proverbs introduction. This is the holy book of proverbs, known simply as the proverbs. Proverbs 7 commentary peter petts commentary on the bible. Commentary on the book of proverbs by matthew henry old. This morning we continue our series, unlocking the power of proverbs walking in the wisdom of god. Verses 2427 we have here the application of the foregoing story. Proverbs 7 my son, keep my words and treasure up my. In our previous study we considered the purpose of the book of proverbs a. About one page, sometimes more, is devoted to each proverb.
The use of fear, in this context, is not meant to imply a sense of horror, despair, or fright. We embark upon a new chapter as god, through solomon, continues to teach us his wisdom. There are a number of helpful commentaries on proverbs, and the following are five of the best. Wisdom literature seeks to teach its readershearers wisdom. Proverbs 7 kjv my son, keep my words, and lay up my. About book of proverbs kjv chapter 1 the book of proverbs can be loosely translated as guidelines for christians outside of the 10 commandments.
God wants us to be skillful at making good choices. The past, both recent and distant, had many great students of gods word, the bible. The book of proverbs is a collection of practical life wisdom given mostly in short, memorable statements. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. The holy bible book 20 proverbs kjv dramatized audio. The scope of this chapter is, as of several before, to warn young men against the lusts of the flesh. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the ultimate commentary on proverbs. The proverbs are too often neglected by christians today, but they are also too often misunderstood. Honour the lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. Though part of a larger body of wisdom literature that includes job, psalms, ecclesiastes, and the song of solomon, the book of proverbs is unique. A simple person is someone who is easily led astray. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. A detailed description of the seduction of the naive young man by the strange woman proverbs 7. Proverbs 7 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary.745 838 1192 1069 891 505 651 691 786 179 727 40 473 242 763 1379 680 639 956 366 759 470 788 1455 399 367 1003 270 453 753 435 148 361 273 1431 688 1030 1395 569 772 949 279