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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Proverbs 11

 

 

Verses 1-31

1. False weights were exceedingly common (Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10; Amos 8:5).

6. Transgressors] RV 'they that deal treacherously.'

10. The shouting expresses exultation.

12. Disparaging remarks concerning neighbours are foolish.

14. For counsel read 'statesmanship.'

16. A woman of gracious disposition and manners obtains honour.

18. Worketh a deceitful work] RV 'earneth deceitful wages,' fairy gold, apples of Sodom.

21. Hands were struck in confirmation of a bargain. Hence the meaning here and at Proverbs 16:5 is, 'My hand upon it!' 'Assuredly!'

22. A gold ring was and still is worn by Oriental women, depending from the right nostril to the mouth.

24. Wise and liberal expenditure is contrasted with ill-advised niggardly economy.

26. Buying up corn to sell at famine prices was the evil in those days which corresponded to monopolies, trusts, and combines of later times. 'It is a wicked thing to make a dearth one's garner.'

29. He throws his household into confusion by bad management, arbitrariness, etc.

 


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcb/proverbs-11.html. 1909.

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