SermonIndex Audio Sermons
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Looking for free sermon messages?
Sermon Podcast | Audio | Video

SermonIndex.net : Christian Books : Pr 23:1-35.

Commentary Critical And Explanatory On The Whole Bible by Robert Jamieson

Pr 23:1-35.

Pr 23:1-35.

1. Avoid the dangers of gluttony.

2. put a knife -- an Eastern figure for putting restraint on the appetite.

3. are deceitful meat -- though well tasted, injurious.

4, 5. (Compare 1Ti 6:9, 10).

thine own wisdom -- which regards riches intrinsically as a blessing.

5. Wilt ... eyes -- As the eyes fly after or seek riches, they are not, that is, either become transitory or unsatisfying; fully expressed by their flying away.

6-8. Beware of deceitful men, whose courtesies even you will repent of having accepted.

evil eye -- or purpose (Pr 22:9; De 15:9; Mt 6:23).

8. The morsel ... words -- that is, disgusted with his true character, all pleasant intercourse will be destroyed.

9. (Compare Pr 9:8). |Cast not your pearls before swine| (Mt 7:6).

10, 11. (Compare Pr 22:22, 23).

11. redeemer -- or avenger (Le 25:25, 26; Nu 35:12), hence advocate (Job 19:25).

plead ... thee -- (Compare Job 31:21; Ps 35:1; 68:5).

12. Here begins another series of precepts.

13, 14. While there is little danger that the use of the |divine ordinance of the rod| will produce bodily harm, there is great hope of spiritual good.

15, 16. The pleasure afforded the teacher by the pupil's progress is a motive to diligence.

16. my reins -- (Compare Ps 7:9).

17, 18. (Compare Margin). The prosperity of the wicked is short.

18. an end -- or, |hereafter,| another time, when apparent inequalities shall be adjusted (compare Ps 37:28-38).

19-21. guide ... way -- or direct thy thoughts to a right course of conduct (compare Pr 4:4; 9:6).

20. riotous ... flesh -- prodigal, or eating more than necessary. Instead of |their flesh| (compare Margin), better, |flesh to them,| that is, used for pleasure.

21. drowsiness -- the dreamy sleep of the slothful.

22. Hearken -- that is, obey (Pr 1:8; Eph 6:1).

despise ... old -- Adults revere the parents whom, as children, they once obeyed.

23. Buy -- literally, |get| (Pr 4:5).

truth -- generally and specially as opposed to errors of all kinds.

24, 25. (Compare Pr 10:1; 17:21, 25).

26-35. A solemn warning against whoredom and drunkenness (Ho 4:11).

give me -- This is the address of that divine wisdom so often presented (Pr 8:1; 9:3, &c.).

heart -- confidence.

observe -- keep.

my ways -- such as I teach you (Pr 3:17; 9:6).

27, 28. deep ditch -- a narrow pit, out of which it is hard to climb.

lieth in wait -- to ensnare men into the pit, as hunters entrap game (compare Pr 22:14).

28. increaseth ... transgressors -- (Pr 5:8-10). The vice alluded to is peculiarly hardening to the heart.

29, 30. This picture is often sadly realized now.

mixed wine -- (Compare Pr 9:2; Isa 5:11).

31. when ... red -- the color denoting greater strength (compare Ge 49:11; De 32:14).

giveth ... cup -- literally, |gives its eye,| that is, sparkles.

moveth ... aright -- Perhaps its foaming is meant.

32. The acute miseries resulting from drunkenness contrasted with the temptations.

33, 34. The moral effects: it inflames passion (Ge 19:31, 35), lays open the heart, produces insensibility to the greatest dangers, and debars from reformation, under the severest sufferings.

35. awake -- that is, from drunkenness (Ge 9:24). This is the language rather of acts than of the tongue.

<<  Contents  >>





©2002-2019 SermonIndex.net
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Privacy Policy