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2: Aright - Expressing what he knows prudently and gracefully.
Poureth out - Plentifully, continually, and vehemently, as a fountain
4: Wholesome - Which utters sound and useful counsels. Tree of
life - Is greatly useful to preserve the present life, and to promote
the spiritual and eternal life, both of the speaker and hearers.
Perverseness - False or corrupt speeches. A breach - Disturbs and wounds
the spirits, both of the speaker and hearers.
6: Revenues - Though he may obtain great revenues, yet they are
attended with much trouble.
7: Disperse - Freely communicate to others what they know.
8: Sacrifice - All the religious services, yea, the most costly;
one kind being put for all the rest. Prayer - The cheapest and meanest
11: Destruction - The place of destruction, of which men know nothing
but by Divine revelation.
14: Foolishness - Wickedness is meat and drink to them.
15: Afflicted - Of the troubled in mind. Evil - Tedious and
uncomfortable. Chearful - Heb. of a good heart.
16: Trouble - Tumultuous lusts and passions, vexatious cares, and
horrors of conscience.
19: An hedge - As a way hedged up with thorns, troublesome,
perplexed, and full of difficulties. Plain - Is easy and pleasant
to him, notwithstanding all its difficulties.
22: Counsel - When men do not seek, or will not receive advice from
23: The answer - By a wise, or good and seasonable answer.
24: The way - The way a wise man takes to obtain life, is to place
his heart, and treasure, and conversation on things above.
25: The proud - Of the mighty oppressors. The border - The estate,
the border being often used, for the land within the borders.
26: Pleasant - Acceptable to God.
27: Troubleth - Brings God's curse upon himself and family.
Gifts - Bribes given to corrupt judgment. Live - Shall preserve himself
and family from ruin.
28: Studieth - He speaks considerately. The mouth - Not the heart;
for he rashly speaks what comes into his mouth, without the direction
of his heart or conscience.
30: A good report - A good name. Fat - Not only chears a man for
the present, but gives him such stable comfort as revives his soul,
and gives vigour to his body.
31: The ear - The man that hearkens to that reproof which leads to
life, seeks and delights in the company of the wise.
33: The instruction - Doth instruct men in true wisdom.