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1: Ruler - With a great man.
2: Put a knife - Restrain thine appetite, as if a man stood with a
knife at thy throat.
3: Deceitful - They do not yield thee that satisfaction which thou
didst expect from them.
4: Thine own wisdom - From worldly wisdom, which persuades men to use
all possible means to get riches.
5: Set thine eyes - Look upon it with earnestness and desire.
Is not - Which has no solid and settled being. Eagle - Swiftly,
strongly, and irrecoverably.
6: Evil eye - Of the envious or covetous man.
7: So is he - You are not to judge of him by his words, but by the
constant temper of his mind.
8: Vomit up - When thou perceivest his churlish disposition, his meat
will be loathsome to thee. Sweet words - Thy pleasant discourse wherewith
thou didst design to delight and profit him.
9: Of a fool - Cast not away good counsels upon incorrigible sinners.
10: Enter not - To possess their lands.
11: Redeemer - Heb. their near kinsman, to whom it belongs to
avenge their wrongs, and to recover and maintain their rights.
13: Shall not die - It is a likely way to prevent his destruction.
16: My reins - I shall rejoice with all my soul.
18: An end - An expected and happy end for such as fear God.
19: Guide - Order the whole course of thine affections and actions.
In the way - In God's way.
23: Buy - Purchase it upon any terms, spare no pains or cost.
Truth - The true and saving knowledge of God's will. Sell it not - Do
not forsake it for any worldly advantage.
26: Give me - Solomon here speaks in God's name.
30: Mixt wine - Either mixed with water, or with other ingredients to
make it strong and delicious.
31: Red - Which was the colour of the best wines in that country.
Aright - When it sparkles, and seems to smile upon a man.
34: Lieth down - To sleep. Sea - In a ship in the midst of the sea.
35: Sick - I was not sensible of it. Again - At present my
condition requires sleep to settle myself, and when I am composed,
I purpose to return to my former course.