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Geneva Study Bible
Proverbs 17

 

 

Verse 1
Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than an house full of a sacrifices [with] strife.

(a) For where there were many sacrifices, there were many portions given to the people, with which they feasted.

Verse 2
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the b inheritance among the brethren.

(b) That is, will be made governor over the children.

Verse 8
A bribe [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: wherever it c turneth, it prospereth.

(c) The reward has great force to gain the hearts of men.

Verse 9
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] d friends.

(d) He that admonishes the prince of his fault makes him his enemy.

Verse 11
An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel e messenger shall be sent against him.

(e) By the messenger is meant such means as God uses to punish the rebels.

Verse 12
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than f a fool in his folly.

(f) By which he means the wicked in his rage, who has no fear of God.

Verse 16
Why [is there] a g price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?

(g) What good does it do the wicked to be rich, seeing he does not set his mind to wisdom?

Verse 17
A friend loveth at all times, and a h brother is born for adversity.

(h) So that he is more than a friend, even a brother that helps in time of adversity.

Verse 18
A man void of understanding i striketh hands, [and] becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

(i) Read (Proverbs 6:1).

Verse 19
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that exalteth his k gate seeketh destruction.

(k) Lifts up himself above his degree.

Verse 23
A wicked [man] taketh a bribe out of the l bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

(l) That is, secretly and out of the bosom of the rich.

Verse 24
Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the m ends of the earth.

(m) That is, wander to and fro, and seek not after wisdom.

Verse 26
Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes n for equity.

(n) For their well doing.

 


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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 17:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/proverbs-17.html. 1599-1645.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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