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An exhortation to cleave to wisdom, as a preservative from strange
women, ver. 1 - 5.
The snares they lay for unwary young men, ver. 6 - 23.
A serious caution against coming near them, ver. 24 - 37.
2: Live - Thou shalt live. Eye - With all possible care and
3: Bind them - As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.
4: And call - Acquaint and delight thyself with her.
8: Passing - Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in
which her house stood.
12: Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the
streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.
14: Offerings - I have paid my peace - offerings which I had vowed.
Whereby she signifies, that she had plentiful provisions at her house
for his entertainment. For the peace - offerings were to be of the best
flesh, (Le 22:21), and a considerable part of these offerings fell to
the offerer's share.
20: Hath taken - Which is an evidence that he designs to stay a
considerable time. At the day - So that we need not fear any surprise.
22: As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good
23: His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.