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

Proverbs Chapter 19

Proverbs 19:2

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Hasteth - That rashly and headily rushes into actions.

Proverbs 19:3

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Perverteth - Blasts his designs and enterprises. Fretteth - He ascribes his unhappiness not to his own sin, but to God and his providence.

Proverbs 19:6

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A friend - in profession.

Proverbs 19:7

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Brethren - His nearest relations. Hate - Despise and shun him. Pursueth - Earnestly imploring their pity.

Proverbs 19:10

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Delight - To live in pleasure and outward glory, doth not become him, nor suit with him; because prosperity corrupts even wise men, and makes fools mad; and because it gives him more opportunity to discover his folly, and to do mischief both to himself and others.

Proverbs 19:13

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Dropping - Are like rain continually dropping upon an house.

Proverbs 19:15

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Casteth - Makes a man careless, and like one asleep in his business.

Proverbs 19:16

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His ways - The commands of God.

Proverbs 19:18

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While - Before custom in sin, and thy indulgence have made him incorrigible. Let not - Forbear not to give him due and necessary correction.

Proverbs 19:19

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Great wrath - Of strong passions. Deliver - If thou forbear to punish him. Do it - Thou must deliver him again and again.

Proverbs 19:22

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The desire - The hearty desire of being kind is accepted by God, and should be owned by men as a real kindness. A poor man - Who is not able to give what he desires to do. A liar - Than a rich man who feeds the poor with fair promises, but doth not perform what he pretends.

Proverbs 19:23

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Satisfied - Shall be fully contented with God's favour and blessing.

Proverbs 19:24

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Bring it - To feed himself; he expects that the meat should drop into his mouth.

Proverbs 19:25

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Scorner - An obstinate and impudent transgressor. Simple - Who sin thro' ignorance, being possibly drawn to it by the scorner's evil counsel or example. Reprove - A verbal reproof will be more effectual for his reformation, than the severest punishments will be to a scorner.

Proverbs 19:26

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Wasteth - His father's estate. Chaseth - Causes her to avoid his presence, and to go from the house where he is.

Proverbs 19:28

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Scorneth - Hath no reverence to the place of justice, nor to the presence of God there. Devoureth - Utters it with greediness and delight.

Proverbs 19:29

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Prepared - Although they be deferred for a time, yet they are treasured up for them.

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