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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Proverbs Chapter 29

Proverbs 29:4

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Judgment - By the free and impartial exercise of justice. Gifts - Bribes.

Proverbs 29:8

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Wrath - The wrath of God or of men, who were enraged against it.

Proverbs 29:9

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Whether - Whether he, the wise man, deal sharply with him, or mildly, there is no rest, no end or fruit of the debate.

Proverbs 29:10

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Seek - To preserve it.

Proverbs 29:15

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Left - Suffered to follow his own will without restraint and chastening.

Proverbs 29:18

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No vision - No prophecy; no publick preaching of God's word.

Proverbs 29:19

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A 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.

Proverbs 29:20

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Hasty - Who is rash and heady in the management of his affairs.

Proverbs 29:21

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Delicately - Allowing him too much freedom, and familiarity. A son - Will find him at last grow insolent, and forgetful of his servile condition.

Proverbs 29:24

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Bewrayeth it not - Which he is bound to do for the publick good.

Proverbs 29:25

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A snare - Is an occasion of many sins.

Proverbs 29:26

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Judgment - The decision of his cause, and the success of all his endeavours.

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