Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
pro 29:4Judgment - By the free and impartial exercise of justice. Gifts - Bribes.
pro 29:8Wrath - The wrath of God or of men, who were enraged against it.
pro 29:9Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.
pro 29:10Seek - To preserve it.
pro 29:15Left - Suffered to follow his own will without restraint and chastening.
pro 29:18No vision - No prophecy; no publick preaching of God's word.
pro 29:19A servant - Who is so not only in condition, but also in the temper of his mind, disingenuous, and stubborn. Words - By mere words. Tho' - Though he know thy mind, and his own duty.
pro 29:20Hasty - Who is rash and heady in the management of his affairs.
pro 29:21Delicately - Allowing him too much freedom, and familiarity. A son - Will find him at last grow insolent, and forgetful of his servile condition.
pro 29:24Bewrayeth it not - Which he is bound to do for the publick good.
pro 29:25A snare - Is an occasion of many sins.
pro 29:26Judgment - The decision of his cause, and the success of all his endeavours.