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An exhortation to the study of wisdom, is forced by various arguments,
ver. 1 - 13.
A caution against bad company, ver. 14 - 19.
Directions for the attaining and keeping of wisdom, ver. 20 - 27.
1: A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and
affection for you.
3: Tender - Young and tender in years, and tenderly educated.
Only beloved - Beloved above all the rest.
4: Said - The following verses, at least as far as the tenth verse,
are the words of David.
7: With all - Even with the price of all.
8: Exalt - Let her have thine highest esteem and affection.
9: Grace - A beautiful ornament, such as they used to put upon
16: For - They cannot sleep with quietness.
17: For - Wickedness is as pleasant to them as their bread.
18: But - Just men daily grow in knowledge, and grace, and
consolation, 'till all be perfected and swallowed up in glory.
19: Darkness - Full of ignorance and error, of uncertainty and
confusion, of danger and misery.
23: Heart - Thy thoughts, will, and affections. For - From thence
proceed all the actions, as of the natural, so of the spiritual life,
which lead to eternal life.
24: Mouth - All sorts of sinful words.
25: Right on - Direct all thine actions to a right end, and keep thy
mind fixed upon that way which leads to it, and neither look or turn aside
to the right - hand or the left.
26: Ponder - Consider thine actions before thou dost them, and see
that they agree with the rule. And - Let thine actions be uniformly and
constantly good in spite of all temptations.