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Proverbs 7

Introduction

Overview

Proverbs 7:1, Solomon persuades to a sincere and kind familiarity with wisdom; Proverbs 7:6, In an example of his own experience, he shews, Proverbs 7:10, the cunning of a harlot; Proverbs 7:22, and the desperate simplicity of a young wanton; Proverbs 7:24, He dehorteth from such wickedness.

Verse 1

My son: Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 3:1

keep: Luke 8:15, Luke 11:28, John 14:23, John 15:20, Revelation 1:3, Revelation 22:9

lay: Proverbs 2:1-Judges :, Proverbs 10:14, Deuteronomy 11:28, Job 22:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken Deuteronomy 4:9 - lest they Psalms 90:12 - that Proverbs 4:20 - General Proverbs 6:20 - General John 5:38 - ye have 1 Thessalonians 2:11 - as Hebrews 2:1 - the more

Verse 2

Keep: Proverbs 4:13, Leviticus 18:5, Isaiah 55:3, John 12:49, John 12:50, John 14:21, John 15:14, 1 John 2:3, 1 John 2:4, 1 John 5:1-Leviticus :, Revelation 22:14

as the: As the pupil of the eye, the hole or the opening of the uveous coat, or iris, through which the rays of light pass, and falling upon the retina, there depict every object in its natural colour, as upon a piece of white paper. Now the pupil of the eye being essentially necessary to sight, and easily injured, it is not only, in common with the other parts, deeply entrenched in the skull, ramparted with the forehead and cheek bones, defended by the eyebrows, eyelids, and eyelashes, and placed so as to be best protected by the hands, but, by a wonderful mechanism, is contracted or dilated by the muscular power of the iris, without which an excess of light would cause instant blindness. Deuteronomy 32:10, Psalms 17:8, Zechariah 2:8

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:18 - ye lay up Proverbs 4:4 - keep John 5:38 - ye have Hebrews 2:1 - the more

Verse 3

Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 6:21, Deuteronomy 6:8, Deuteronomy 6:9, Deuteronomy 11:18-Proverbs :, Isaiah 30:8, Jeremiah 17:1, Jeremiah 31:33, 2 Corinthians 3:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:6 - shall be

Verse 4

Say: Proverbs 2:2-Numbers :, Proverbs 4:6-Ruth :

Thou: Job 17:14, Song of Solomon 8:1, Matthew 12:49, Matthew 12:50, Luke 11:27, Luke 11:28

Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:2 - General Proverbs 4:1 - attend Proverbs 6:21 - General

Verse 5

Proverbs 2:16, Proverbs 5:3, Proverbs 6:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:8 - refused Genesis 39:10 - as she spake 1 Kings 11:1 - loved Proverbs 5:20 - with Proverbs 7:21 - With her Proverbs 20:16 - a strange Proverbs 22:14 - mouth Proverbs 26:28 - a flattering Proverbs 29:5 - that 1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee James 3:6 - a world

Verse 6

at the: Genesis 26:8, 2 Samuel 6:16

casement: Eshnav, rather a lattice, so called from the Arabic shanaba, " to be cool," because of its use in keeping the apartments cool.

Verse 7

the simple: Proverbs 1:4, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 1:32, Proverbs 8:5, Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 14:18, Proverbs 19:25, Proverbs 22:3, Proverbs 27:12, Psalms 19:7, Psalms 119:130, Romans 16:18, Romans 16:19

the youths: Heb. the sons

void: Proverbs 6:32, Proverbs 9:4, Proverbs 9:16, Proverbs 10:13, Proverbs 12:11, Proverbs 19:2, Proverbs 24:30, Jeremiah 4:22, Matthew 15:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:7 - wrought 2 Samuel 13:12 - folly Psalms 107:17 - Fools Psalms 119:9 - shall

Verse 8

Proverbs 4:14, Proverbs 4:15, Proverbs 5:8, Judges 16:1, 2 Samuel 11:2, 2 Samuel 11:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Timothy 2:22, Jude 1:23

Verse 9

the twilight: Genesis 39:11, Job 24:13-Ezra :, Romans 13:12-2 Chronicles :, Ephesians 5:11

evening: Heb. evening of the day, Exodus 12:6, *marg.

Reciprocal: Job 24:15 - eye

Verse 10

the attire: Genesis 38:14, Genesis 38:15, 2 Kings 9:22, 2 Kings 9:30, Isaiah 3:16-Jeremiah :, Isaiah 23:16, Jeremiah 4:30, 1 Timothy 2:9, Revelation 17:3-Deuteronomy :

subtle: Genesis 3:1, 2 Corinthians 11:2, 2 Corinthians 11:3

Reciprocal: Leviticus 15:20 - General Job 24:15 - eye Proverbs 5:6 - her Proverbs 9:14 - she Proverbs 11:22 - is without Proverbs 20:16 - a strange Ezekiel 23:40 - and deckedst

Verse 11

loud: Proverbs 9:13, Proverbs 25:24, Proverbs 27:14, Proverbs 27:15, Proverbs 31:10-Obadiah :

her feet: Genesis 18:9, 1 Timothy 5:13, 1 Timothy 5:14, Titus 2:5

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 3:2 - In the Ezekiel 16:30 - the work

Verse 12

Proverbs 9:14, Proverbs 23:28, Jeremiah 2:20, Jeremiah 2:33, Jeremiah 2:36, Jeremiah 3:2, Ezekiel 16:24, Ezekiel 16:25, Ezekiel 16:31, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 18:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:14 - and sat

Verse 13

she: Genesis 39:7, Genesis 39:12, Numbers 25:1, Numbers 25:6-Ruth :, Numbers 31:16, Ezekiel 16:33, Revelation 2:20

with an impudent face said: Heb. she strengthened her face and said, Isaiah 50:7, Ezekiel 2:4, Ezekiel 2:6, Ezekiel 3:7-1 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:10 - as she spake Deuteronomy 28:50 - of fierce countenance Proverbs 6:35 - regard Proverbs 9:15 - General Proverbs 30:20 - General

Verse 14

I have peace offerings with me: Heb. Peace-offerings are upon me, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 17:1, Proverbs 21:27, Leviticus 7:15, Deuteronomy 12:6, Deuteronomy 12:7

this: 2 Samuel 15:7-1 Samuel :, 1 Kings 21:9, 1 Kings 21:10, John 18:28

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:1 - a sacrifice Leviticus 22:21 - to accomplish Numbers 7:23 - General Jeremiah 7:10 - come James 5:5 - as in

Verse 15

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 7:10 - come

Verse 16

decked: Song of Solomon 1:16, Song of Solomon 3:7-2 Samuel :, Revelation 2:22

fine: 1 Kings 10:28, Isaiah 19:9, Ezekiel 27:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 31:22 - coverings Ezekiel 23:41 - stately

Verse 17

perfumed: Song of Solomon 3:6, Isaiah 57:7-1 Samuel :

with: Psalms 45:8, Song of Solomon 4:13, Song of Solomon 4:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:23 - thee principal Esther 2:12 - six months Proverbs 27:9 - Ointment Isaiah 3:24 - instead Isaiah 57:9 - perfumes Ezekiel 23:41 - stately Revelation 18:13 - cinnamon

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:14 - General Numbers 5:13 - General Proverbs 9:17 - eaten in secret

Verse 19

the goodman: Matthew 20:11, Matthew 24:43, Luke 12:39

he: Matthew 24:48, Mark 13:34-Zephaniah :, Luke 12:45, Luke 12:46

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:13 - General Psalms 50:18 - hast been partaker

Verse 20

with him: Heb. in his hand

the day appointed: or, the new moon, 2 Chronicles 2:4

Verse 21

With her: Proverbs 7:5, Proverbs 5:3, Judges 16:15-Esther :, Psalms 12:2

forced: 1 Samuel 28:23, 2 Kings 4:8, Luke 14:23, Luke 24:29, Acts 16:15, 2 Corinthians 5:14

Reciprocal: Judges 14:17 - she lay Judges 16:5 - Entice Judges 16:6 - General Judges 16:16 - she pressed Judges 16:19 - she made 2 Chronicles 24:17 - the princes of Judah Nehemiah 6:4 - four times Job 31:9 - If mine Proverbs 1:10 - General Proverbs 2:16 - flattereth Proverbs 26:28 - a flattering Proverbs 29:5 - that Ecclesiastes 7:26 - I find Ezekiel 16:30 - the work 1 Corinthians 2:4 - not James 3:6 - a world

Verse 22

straightway: Heb. suddenly

as an: Acts 14:13

as a: Dr. Grey, making a slight alteration in the text, renders, "as a dog to the chain, and as a deer, till a dart strike through his liver;" and Dr. Hunt, "Or as a hart boundeth into the toils, till a dart strike through his liver." The LXX, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, concur in this interpretation. The circumstance of the dart, as applied to the deer, is beautiful and proper, which otherwise we are at a loss to dispose of; and this creature, of all others, was the most proper to be noticed on this occasion; for the usual representation which the Egyptians made of a man overthrown by flattery and fair speeches was the picture of a heart captivated and ensnared by the sound of music.

the correction: Job 13:27, Jeremiah 20:2, Acts 16:24

Reciprocal: Esther 5:12 - to morrow Psalms 107:17 - Fools Proverbs 2:18 - General Proverbs 5:4 - her Proverbs 6:32 - destroyeth Proverbs 10:13 - a rod Proverbs 11:19 - he Proverbs 13:20 - but Proverbs 14:16 - the fool Proverbs 19:29 - and Proverbs 22:3 - the simple Proverbs 23:28 - as for a prey Ecclesiastes 9:12 - as the fishes Jeremiah 11:19 - I was

Verse 23

a dart: Numbers 25:8, Numbers 25:9

as a bird: Proverbs 1:17, Ecclesiastes 9:12

knoweth: Proverbs 9:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:9 - a sign Esther 5:12 - to morrow Job 20:24 - strike him Psalms 91:3 - snare Proverbs 5:4 - her Proverbs 5:11 - thou Proverbs 6:32 - destroyeth Proverbs 11:19 - he Proverbs 13:20 - but Proverbs 22:3 - the simple Proverbs 26:18 - arrows Isaiah 55:2 - Hearken

Verse 24

O: Proverbs 4:1, Proverbs 5:7, Proverbs 8:32, Proverbs 8:33, 1 Corinthians 4:14, 1 Corinthians 4:15, Galatians 4:19, 1 John 2:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken Psalms 34:11 - Come Isaiah 48:12 - Hearken Mark 4:3 - Hearken 1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee 1 Thessalonians 2:11 - as James 2:5 - Hearken

Verse 25

thine: Proverbs 4:14, Proverbs 4:15, Proverbs 5:8, Proverbs 6:25, Proverbs 23:31-Micah :, Matthew 5:28

go: Proverbs 5:23, Psalms 119:176, Isaiah 53:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:8 - refused Proverbs 9:15 - General Jeremiah 18:17 - the day Malachi 2:15 - take

Verse 26

Proverbs 6:33, Judges 16:21, 2 Samuel 3:6-Ruth :, 2 Samuel 3:27, 2 Samuel 12:9-1 Kings :, 1 Kings 11:1, 1 Kings 11:2, Nehemiah 13:26, 1 Corinthians 10:8, 2 Corinthians 12:21, 1 Peter 2:11

Reciprocal: Judges 16:16 - she pressed Judges 16:19 - she made Proverbs 21:16 - remain Proverbs 31:3 - strength Jeremiah 18:17 - the day

Verse 27

Proverbs 2:18, Proverbs 2:19, Proverbs 5:5, Proverbs 9:18, Ecclesiastes 7:26

Reciprocal: Judges 16:16 - she pressed Judges 16:19 - she made Proverbs 13:20 - but Proverbs 15:24 - that Proverbs 21:16 - remain Proverbs 31:3 - strength Matthew 7:13 - that Luke 16:23 - in hell

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-7.html.