Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Bible Commentaries
Proverbs 29

Geneva Study BibleGeneva Study Bible

Verse 5

29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour {a} spreadeth a net for his feet.

(a) He who gives ear to the flatterer is in danger as the bird is before the fowler.

Verse 6

29:6 In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a {b} snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

(b) He is always ready to fall into the snare that he lays for others.

Verse 9

29:9 [If] a wise man contendeth with {c} a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, [there is] no rest.

(c) He can hear no admonition no matter how it is spoken.

Verse 18

29:18 {d} Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.

(d) Where there are not faithful ministers of the word of God.

Verse 19

29:19 A {e} servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.

(e) He who is of a servile and rebellious nature.

Verse 25

29:25 The fear of man bringeth a {f} snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

(f) He who fears man more than God falls into a snare and is destroyed.

Verse 26

29:26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but [every] man’s {g} judgment [cometh] from the LORD.

(g) He does not need to flatter the ruler, for what God has appointed will come to him.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 29". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/proverbs-29.html. 1599-1645.
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