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

Proverbs Chapter 7

Proverbs 7:2

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Live - Thou shalt live. Eye - With all possible care and diligence.

Proverbs 7:3

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Bind them - As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.

Proverbs 7:4

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And call - Acquaint and delight thyself with her.

Proverbs 7:8

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Passing - Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in which her house stood.

Proverbs 7:12

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Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.

Proverbs 7:14

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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, Lev 22:21, and a considerable part of these offerings fell to the offerer's share.

Proverbs 7:20

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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.

Proverbs 7:22

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As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.

Proverbs 7:23

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His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.

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