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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Proverbs 7



Verse 1

My son. See note on Proverbs 1:8.

keep = watch.

words = sayings. Hebrew. imrah. App-73.

Verse 2

live: i.e. live for ever, in resurrection and eternal life. See note on Leviticus 18:5. Illustrations: Adam (Genesis 3:22, Genesis 3:23); Lot"s wife (Genesis 19:26); Saul (1 Chronicles 10:13); Prophet (1Ki 13).

Verse 3

Bind them. Compare Proverbs 3:3. Deuteronomy 6:8; Deuteronomy 11:18.

table = tablet.

Verse 4

sister. Compare Matthew 12:50.

kinswoman = close friend (masc). Only other occurance. Ruth 2:1, of Boaz.

Verse 5

strange = apostate. Hebrew. zur. See note on Proverbs 5:3.

stranger = alien, or foreigner. See note on Proverbs 5:3.

flattereth = maketh smooth.

Verse 7

simple. See note on Proverbs 1:4.

youths = sons.

understanding. Hebrew heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for understanding. Compare Proverbs 6:32.

Verse 8

street = back street.

went = sauntered.

Verse 9

twilight = darkness. A Homonym. See note on 1 Samuel 30:17.

evening = evening of the day.

Verse 10

subtil = hidden. Hebrew. nazar. Not the same word as in Genesis 3:1. Same as in Isaiah 48:6.

Verse 13

impudent. Hebrew hardened. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for boldness.

Verse 16

decked, &c. These words in verses: Proverbs 7:16, Proverbs 7:17, are rare words appropriately put into the lips of a foreigner.

Verse 18

take our fill = drink deep.

loves. Plural = much love.

Verse 19

goodman = master of the house. Compare Matthew 24:43. Luke 12:39.

Verse 20

the day appointed = the new moon.

Verse 22

straightway = suddenly.

fool. Hebrew. "evil. See note on Proverbs 1:7.

Verse 23

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 24

children = sons. See the Structure, p. 864.

Verse 26

she hath cast down. Illustrations: Samson (Judges 16:4-21); David (2Sa 11); Solomon (1Ki 11. Nehemiah 13:26).

Verse 27

hell = the grave. Hebrew. sheol. App-35.

chambers = inner chambers. An explanation of Sheol.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 7:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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