7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the a apple
of thy eye.
(a) By this diversity of words, he means that nothing should
be so dear to us as the word of God, nor that we look on
anything more nor mind anything so much.
7:6b For at the window of my house I looked through my
(b) Solomon uses this parable to declare their folly, who
allow themselves to be abused by harlots.
7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the c black and dark
(c) He shows that there was almost no one so impudent that
they were not afraid to be seen, their consciences
accusing them and causing them to seek the night to
cover their filthiness.
7:11 (She d [is] loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her
(d) He describes certain conditions, which are peculiar to
7:14 [I have] e peace offerings with me; this f day have I
paid my vows.
(e) Because in peace offerings a portion is returned to
them that offered, she shows him that she has meat at
home to make good cheer with or else she would use some
cloak of holiness till she had gotten him in her
(f) Which declares that harlots outwardly will seem holy
and religious: both because they may better deceive
others, and also thinking to observe ceremonies and
offerings to make satisfaction for their sins.
7:22 He goeth after her quickly, as an g ox goeth to the
slaughter, or h as a fool to the correction of the
(g) Which thinking he goes to the pasture goes willingly to
his own destruction.
(h) Who goes cheerfully, not knowing that he will be
7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many i strong
[men] have been slain by her.
(i) Neither wit nor strength can deliver them who fall into
the hands of the harlot.