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2: Hasteth - That rashly and headily rushes into actions.
3: Perverteth - Blasts his designs and enterprises. Fretteth - He
ascribes his unhappiness not to his own sin, but to God and his providence.
6: A friend - in profession.
7: Brethren - His nearest relations. Hate - Despise and shun him.
Pursueth - Earnestly imploring their pity.
10: Delight - To live in pleasure and outward glory, doth not become
him, nor suit with him; because prosperity corrupts even wise men, and
makes fools mad; and because it gives him more opportunity to discover
his folly, and to do mischief both to himself and others.
13: Dropping - Are like rain continually dropping upon an house.
15: Casteth - Makes a man careless, and like one asleep in his
16: His ways - The commands of God.
18: While - Before custom in sin, and thy indulgence have made him
incorrigible. Let not - Forbear not to give him due and necessary
19: Great wrath - Of strong passions. Deliver - If thou forbear to
punish him. Do it - Thou must deliver him again and again.
22: The desire - The hearty desire of being kind is accepted by God,
and should be owned by men as a real kindness. A poor man - Who is not
able to give what he desires to do. A liar - Than a rich man who feeds
the poor with fair promises, but doth not perform what he pretends.
23: Satisfied - Shall be fully contented with God's favour and
24: Bring it - To feed himself; he expects that the meat should drop
into his mouth.
25: Scorner - An obstinate and impudent transgressor. Simple - Who
sin thro' ignorance, being possibly drawn to it by the scorner's evil
counsel or example. Reprove - A verbal reproof will be more effectual
for his reformation, than the severest punishments will be to a scorner.
26: Wasteth - His father's estate. Chaseth - Causes her to avoid
his presence, and to go from the house where he is.
28: Scorneth - Hath no reverence to the place of justice, nor to the
presence of God there. Devoureth - Utters it with greediness and delight.
29: Prepared - Although they be deferred for a time, yet they are
treasured up for them.