corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.12.13
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Proverbs 9

 

 

Verse 1

Proverbs 9:1-18. The commendation of wisdom is continued, under the figure of a liberal host, and its provisions under that of a feast (compare Luke 14:16-24). The character of those who are invited is followed by a contrasted description of the rejectors of good counsel; and with the invitations of wisdom are contrasted the allurement of the wicked woman.

house — (compare Proverbs 8:34).

her — or, “its” (the house).

seven pillars — the number seven for many, or a sufficiency (Proverbs 6:31).


Verse 2

mingled — to enhance the flavor (Proverbs 23:30; Isaiah 5:22).

furnished — literally, “set out,” “arranged.”


Verse 3

maidens — servants to invite (compare Psalm 68:11; Isaiah 40:9).

highest places — ridges of heights, conspicuous places.


Verses 4-6

(Compare Proverbs 1:4; Proverbs 6:32). Wisdom not only supplies right but forbids wrong principles.


Verse 7-8

shame — (Compare Proverbs 3:35).

a blot — or, “stain on character.” Both terms denote the evil done by others to one whose faithfulness secures a wise man‘s love.


Verse 9

The more a wise man learns, the more he loves wisdom.


Verse 10

(Compare Proverbs 1:7).

of the holy — literally, “holies,” persons or things, or both. This knowledge gives right perception.


Verse 11

(Compare Proverbs 3:16-18; Proverbs 4:10).


Verse 12

You are mainly concerned in your own conduct.


Verse 13

foolish woman — or literally, “woman of folly,” specially manifested by such as are described.

clamorous — or, “noisy” (Proverbs 7:11).

knoweth nothing — literally, “knoweth not what,” that is, is right and proper.


Verse 14

on a seat — literally, “throne,” takes a prominent place, impudently and haughtily.


Verse 15-16

to allure those who are right-minded, and who are addressed as in Proverbs 9:4, as

simple — that is, easily led (Proverbs 1:4) and unsettled, though willing to do right.


Verse 17

The language of a proverb, meaning that forbidden delights are sweet and pleasant, as fruits of risk and danger.


Verse 18

(Compare Proverbs 2:18, Proverbs 2:19; Proverbs 7:27).

 


Copyright Statement
These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 9:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-9.html. 1871-8.

Lectionary Calendar
Friday, December 13th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
ADVERTISEMENT
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology