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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Proverbs 17

1:2 instruction; (i-5) 'Wisdom' here and in ver. 7 is chokmah . 'Instruction' means also, 'correction,' 'warning,' 'discipline,' Job 36:10 .

Verse 1

17:1 feasting (h-14) Lit. 'sacrifices,' Zevach . see Note, Deuteronomy 12:21 .

Verse 4

17:4 liar (i-9) Lit. 'falsehood.'

Verse 7

17:7 speech (k-2) Lit. 'lip.' [man]; (l-7) Or 'a fool,' Nabal . see ch 1.7. As Psalms 14:1 , and ch. 30.22.

Verse 8

17:8 stone (m-6) Lit. 'stone of favour.'

Verse 9

17:9 again (a-14) Or 'repeateth a matter.'

Verse 10

17:10 fool. (b-17) Kesil . so vers. 12,16,21,24. (In ver. 28 it is Eveel . as ch. 1.7.) Also chs. 18.2,6,7; 19.1,10.

Verse 11

17:11 rebellion; (c-6) Or 'A rebel seeketh only evil.'

Verse 15

17:15 wicked, (d-5) righteous, (d-11) The words are in the singular and characteristic; and so in ch. 18.5.

Verse 16

17:16 sense? (e-21) Strictly, 'void of heart,' as ch. 15.21. see ch. 6.32, &c.

Verse 18

17:18 senseless (e-2) Strictly, 'void of heart,' as ch. 15.21. see ch. 6.32, &c. neighbour. (f-10) Or 'friend,' as ver. 17 and ch. 6.1, &c.

Verse 21

17:21 [man] (g-17) Nabal . see Note l, ver. 7.

Verse 24

17:24 before (h-3) Or 'on the face of.' see Ecclesiastes 8:1 .

Verse 27

17:27 cool (i-16) Or 'excellent.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 17". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/proverbs-17.html. 1857-67.