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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Proverbs 7

Verse 1

My son. See note on Proverbs 1:8 .

keep = watch.

words = sayings. Hebrew. imrah. App-73 .

Verse 2

live: i.e. live for ever, in resurrection and eternal life. See note on Leviticus 18:5 . Illustrations: Adam (Genesis 3:22 , Genesis 3:23 ); Lot's wife (Genesis 19:26 ); Saul (1 Chronicles 10:13 ); Prophet (1 Kings 13:0 ).

Verse 3

Bind them. Compare Proverbs 3:3 .Deuteronomy 6:8 ; Deuteronomy 11:18 .

table = tablet.

Verse 4

sister. Compare Matthew 12:50 .

kinswoman = close friend (masc). Only other occurance. Ruth 2:1 , of Boaz.

Verse 5

strange = apostate. Hebrew. zur. See note on Proverbs 5:3 .

stranger = alien, or foreigner. See note on Proverbs 5:3 .

flattereth = maketh smooth.

Verse 7

simple. See note on Proverbs 1:4 .

youths = sons.

understanding. Hebrew heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for understanding. Compare Proverbs 6:32 .

Verse 8

street = back street.

went = sauntered.

Verse 9

twilight = darkness. A Homonym. See note on 1 Samuel 30:17 .

evening = evening of the day.

Verse 10

subtil = hidden. Hebrew. nazar. Not the same word as in Genesis 3:1 . Same as in Isaiah 48:6 .

Verse 13

impudent. Hebrew hardened. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for boldness.

Verse 16

decked, &c. These words in verses: Proverbs 7:16 , Proverbs 7:17 , are rare words appropriately put into the lips of a foreigner.

Verse 18

take our fill = drink deep.

loves. Plural = much love.

Verse 19

goodman = master of the house. Compare Matthew 24:43 .Luke 12:39 .

Verse 20

the day appointed = the new moon.

Verse 22

straightway = suddenly.

fool. Hebrew. 'evil. See note on Proverbs 1:7 .

Verse 23

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 24

children = sons. See the Structure, p. 864.

Verse 26

she hath cast down. Illustrations: Samson (Judges 16:4-21 ); David (2 Samuel 11:0 ); Solomon (1 Kings 11:0 .Nehemiah 13:26; Nehemiah 13:26 ).

Verse 27

hell = the grave. Hebrew. sheol. App-35 .

chambers = inner chambers. An explanation of Sheol.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/proverbs-7.html. 1909-1922.