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Proverbs 2:13

 

 

From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness;

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Who leave the paths of uprightness,.... Or "righteousness", or the "right and plain ways"F21ארחות ישר "semitas rectas", Mercerus; "itinera recta", Piscator; "itinera planissima", Schultens. ; which the light of nature and the law of God, and especially the Gospel of Christ, direct to; and in which they have been trained up, having had a religious education; for it supposes them to have been externally in these ways, since they are said to leave them; for though persons do not easily and ordinarily leave the ways they have been brought up in, yet sometimes they do; and there are instances of it, and such generally are the worst of men;

to walk in the ways of darkness: sin, ignorance, and infidelity; in which they that walk know not where they are, nor whither they are a going, and which must be very uncomfortable as well as dangerous; in which only works of darkness are done, and which lead to blackness of darkness, the darkness of hell; a miserable choice, a sad change this! So Schultens renders it, "ways of horrid darkness".


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Who leave the g paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

(g) That is, the word of God, which is the only light, to follow their own fantasies which are darkness.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/proverbs-2.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

paths of uprightness — or, “plainness.”

walk — habitually act;


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Darkness — Of sin.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/proverbs-2.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Ver. 13. To walk in the ways of darkness.] As thieves, drunkards, dicers, and our other solifugae, that abuse even gospel light; that put not light under a bushel, but under a dunghill; that, when they have walked themselves weary in these byways, highways to hell, sit down "in darkness, and in the shadow of death," [Luke 1:79] which posture imports, (1). Continuance there; (2). Content, as well paid of their seat. These "hate the light because their ways are evil." [John 3:20] The light stands in the light of their wicked ways, as the angel did in Balaam’s way to his sin.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The paths of uprightness; the way of God’s precepts.

Of darkness, i.e. of sin, which is oft called darkness, as Romans 13:12, &c.; Ephesians 5:11, because it comes from darkness, ignorance, and error, and loves darkness and hates light, and leads to utter darkness.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-2.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

darkness. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6, for the evil which leads thither. Compare Romans 13:12. Ephesians 5:11.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-2.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Who leave the paths uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness Their love of darkness rather than light is the reason why they "leave the paths of uprightness," which are paths of light (John 3:19-20; Job 24:15; Isaiah 29:15; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:11). The destination to which the ways of darkness tend is the "outer darkness; where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 8:12).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-2.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
leave
21:16; Psalms 14:3; 36:3; Ezekiel 18:26; 33:12,13; Zephaniah 1:6; Matthew 12:43-45; 2 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 6:4-6; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 1 John 2:19
walk
4:19; Job 24:13-16; John 3:19,20; 12:35; Romans 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 5:5-7; John 1:6; 2:9-11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-2.html.

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