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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Proverbs Chapter 7

Proverbs 7:1

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The subject continued, by a delineation of the arts of strange women, as a caution to the unwary. (Pro. 7:1-27)

Similar calls (Pro 3:1-3; Pro 4:10, &c.).

Proverbs 7:2

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apple . . . eye--pupil of eye, a custody (Pro 4:23) of special value.

Proverbs 7:3

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Bind . . . fingers--as inscriptions on rings.

Proverbs 7:5

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The design of the teaching (compare Pro 2:16; Pro 6:24).

Proverbs 7:6

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For--or, "Since," introducing an example to illustrate the warning, which, whether a narrative or a parable, is equally pertinent.

window--or, "opening"

looked--literally, "watched earnestly" (Jdg 5:28).

casement--or, "lattice."

Proverbs 7:7

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simple--as in Pro 1:4.

void of, &c.--(Compare Pro 6:32).

Proverbs 7:8

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her corner--where she was usually found.

went . . . house--implying, perhaps, confidence in himself by his manner, as denoted in the word

went--literally, "tread pompously."

Proverbs 7:9

pro 7:9

The time, twilight, ending in darkness.

black . . . night--literally, "pupil," or, "eye," that is, middle of night.

Proverbs 7:10

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attire--that of harlots was sometimes peculiar.

subtile--or, "wary," "cunning."

Proverbs 7:11

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loud--or, "noisy," "bustling."

stubborn--not submissive.

without . . . streets, . . . corner--(Compare Ti1 5:13; Tit 2:5).

Proverbs 7:13

pro 7:13

The preparations for a feast do not necessarily imply peculiar religious professions. The offerer retained part of the victim for a feast (Lev 3:9, &c.). This feast she professes was prepared for him whom she boldly addresses as one sought specially to partake of it.

Proverbs 7:16

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my bed--or, "couch," adorned in the costliest manner.

Proverbs 7:17

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bed--a place for sleeping.

Proverbs 7:18

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There is no fear of discovery.

Proverbs 7:20

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the day appointed--perhaps, literally, "a full moon," that is, a fortnight's time (compare Pro 7:19).

Proverbs 7:21

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caused . . . yield--or, "inclines."

flattering--(Compare Pro 5:3).

forced him--by persuasion overcoming his scruples.

Proverbs 7:22

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straightway--quickly, either as ignorant of danger, or incapable of resistance.

Proverbs 7:23

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Till--He is now caught (Pro 6:26).

Proverbs 7:24

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The inferential admonition is followed (Pro 7:26-27), by a more general allegation of the evils of this vice.

Proverbs 7:26

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Even the mightiest fail to resist her deathly allurements.

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