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6: Lie in wait - Are designed to entrap others, and to destroy them.
Deliver them - From those that lie in wait for them.
7: Are not - Both they and their families suddenly perish.
9: Despised - That lives in a mean condition. Honoureth - That
glories in his high birth or gay attire.
10: Regardeth - He will not destroy it either by labour beyond its
strength, or by denying it necessary food or rest. Cruel - There is
cruelty mixed even with their most merciful actions.
11: Tilleth - That employs his time in an honest calling.
Vain persons - In an idle course of living.
12: Desireth - He approves those arts, which wicked men use like
nets to ensnare other men. The root - That piety, which is the root of
his actions, yields him sufficient fruit both for his own need, and
to do good to others.
14: Mouth - By his pious and profitable discourses. Hands - Of his
15: Hearkeneth - That distrusts his own judgments, and seeks counsel
16: Covereth - The shame, or injury done to him, which he conceals
and bears with patience.
17: Deceit - He who uses himself to lying in his common talk, will
use falsehood and deceit in judgment.
18: Health - Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.
19: A moment - Liars, though they may make a fair shew for a season,
yet are quickly convicted.
20: Deceit - They whose hearts devise mischief shall be deceived in
their hopes, and bring trouble upon themselves: but they who by good
counsels labour to promote peace, shall reap the comfort of it themselves.
23: Concealeth - He does not unseasonably utter what he knows.
Foolishness - Betrays his ignorance and folly.
25: A good word - A compassionate or encouraging word.
26: Neighbour - Than any other men. Seduceth - Heb. maketh them
to err, to lose that excellency or happiness which they had promised
27: Resteth not - Does not enjoy the fruit of his labours.
Precious - Yields him comfort and blessing with it.