Wesley's Explanatory Notes
But - By a wise and good prince.
It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.
Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely reprove them.
Judgment - What is just and right. All things - Which are necessary to be known by them.
Better - In a much happier condition.
Causeth - That by evil counsel, or example, or artifice, draws them into evil.
Rejoice - Are promoted. Glory - In that common - wealth. Rise - Are advanced to authority. Hidden - Wise and good men, who only are worthy of the name of men, withdraw themselves into obscure places.
Alway - In all times, companies, and conditions.
Oppressor - The tyranny of a prince, is a manifest sign of folly. Prolong - By God's favour, the peace and satisfaction of his own mind, and the hearty love of his people.
Violence - That sheddeth any man's blood. Shall flee - Shall speedily be destroyed. Shall slay - None should desire or endeavour to save him from his deserved punishment.
At once - Once for all; so he shall never rise more.
Faithful - Who deals truly and justly in all his transactions.
For - When a man hath once accustomed himself to take bribes, a very small advantage will make him sell justice.
Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.
The same - Is a thief and robber.
Fat - Shall live happily and comfortably.
Wisely - Distrusting his own judgment, and seeking the advice of others, and especially of God.
Men - Righteous men are afraid to appear publickly.
on the Whole Bible". "http://www.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=28&verse=11". 1765.
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