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5. Read, ’A wise man is better than a warrior, and a man of knowledge than a man of strength.’
7. When put on his trial ’in the gate’ of the city, where public business was usually transacted, he has nothing to say (Matthew 22:12).
10. Adversity is sent to bring out your strength: if you are slack and irresolute in the day of trial you are proved to be a weakling.
11, 12. Do not seek to evade your responsibilities (Genesis 4:9; James 4:17).
13, 14. Wisdom is as sweet as honey.
16-18. Seven] an indefinite, but considerable number. The wrath will now fall on you.
20. Candle] RV ’lamp’ (Proverbs 31:18).
21, 22. Take no part in conspiracies and revolutions.
23-34. is a short collection of sayings, with the heading, ’These also are sayings of the wise.’
26. Every man, etc.] ’He Kisseth the lips’: i.e. behaves as a true friend.
27. Before ’building the house’ (i.e. getting married), make proper provision.
28. This is in opposition to the ancient law of retaliation (Exodus 21:23-25; Leviticus 24:17-21; Deuteronomy 19:21).
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the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17