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Proverbs 26:15

 

 

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Grieveth him - Better, wearieth him.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/proverbs-26.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom,.... To keep it warm; Jarchi's note is,

"he puts his hand in a hot basin, because of the cold.'

The wordF3בצלחת "in patina vel olla", Vatablus; "in patinam", Tigurine version; "lebete", Mercerus; "in paropside", Cocceius; "in paropsidem", Schultens. for "bosom" does sometimes signify a "pot" or basin. Or he hides it under his "arm holes", as some render it, not caring to make use of it for labour; or covers it out of sight in his bosom, pretending some weakness or ailment in it, which hinders him from working; see Proverbs 19:24;

it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth; from under his arm holes, or out of his bosom, or even out of the platter, where his food is; an hyperbolical expression, setting forth his excessive sloth; and such an one ought not to eat, but starve indeed. It may be rendered, "he is weary"; it is a "weariness"F4נלאה "fatigatur", Mercerus, Gejerus; "defessus fit", Michaelis; "defetiscitur", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Schultens. to him; it is even a labour too much for him to feed himself, so great is his sloth: and such is the sloth of carnal men; it is a weariness to them to hear the word, and attend on ordinances, and to lift up their hands in prayer to God; or to make use of any means, that they may have food for their souls; praying, hearing, and reading, are a burden to them; and therefore it is but just with God to send them a famine of the word, and take away the whole stay and staff of bread and water.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-26.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

(Compare Proverbs 19:24).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/proverbs-26.html. 1871-8.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

15 The slothful has thrust his hand into the dish,

It is hard for him to bring it back to his mouth again.

A variation of Proverbs 19:24; the fut. ישׁיבנּה there, is here explained by נלאה להשׁיבהּ .


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/proverbs-26.html. 1854-1889.

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

The sluggard has now, with much ado, got out of his bed, but he might as well have lain there still for any thing he is likely to bring to pass in his work, so awkwardly does he go about it. Observe, 1. The pretence he makes for his slothfulness: He hides his hand in his bosom for fear of cold; next to his warm bed in his warm bosom. Or he pretends that he is lame, as some do that make a trade of begging; something ails his hand; he would have it thought that it is blistered with yesterday's hard work. Or it intimates, in general, his aversion to business; he has tried, and his hands are not used to labour, and therefore he hugs himself in his own ease and cares for nobody. Note, It is common for those that will not do their duty to pretend they cannot. I cannot dig, Luke 16:3. 2. The prejudice he sustains by his slothfulness. He himself is the loser by it, for he starves himself: It grieves him to bring his hand to his mouth, that is, he cannot find in his heart to feed himself, but dreads, as if it were a mighty toil, to lift his hand to his head. It is an elegant hyperbole, aggravating his sin, that he cannot endure to take the least pains, no, not for the greatest profit, and showing how his sin is his punishment. Those that are slothful in the business of religion will not be at the pains to feed their own souls with the word of God, the bread of life, nor to fetch in promised blessings by prayer, though they might have them for the fetching.


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Henry, Matthew. "Complete Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhm/proverbs-26.html. 1706.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

The sluggard is now out of his bed, but he might have lain there, for any thing he is likely to bring to pass in his work. It is common for men who will not do their duty, to pretend they cannot. Those that are slothful in religion, will not be at the pains to feed their souls with the bread of life, nor to fetch in promised blessings by prayer.


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Henry, Matthew. "Concise Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mhn/proverbs-26.html. 1706.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 26:15 The slothful hideth his hand in [his] bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

Ver. 15. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom.] {See Trapp on "Proverbs 19:24"}


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-26.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

He will not take the least pains for the most necessary things.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-26.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15. Hideth — See Proverbs 19:24. In his bosom — Rather, in the dish.

It grieveth him — It is wearisome to him. A sarcasm. “Too lazy to eat!”


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-26.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

hideth = burieth.

bosom = dish, as in 2 Kings 21:13. 2 Kings 19:24.

It grieveth him = It is hard for him, or he is too lazy.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-26.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth (note Proverbs 19:24). He won't take the slightest trouble for the most necessary things.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-26.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom.—See above on Proverbs 19:24.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/proverbs-26.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
slothful
19:24
it grieveth him
or, he is weary.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 26:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-26.html.

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