The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 7:21
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield…
"to decline" from the right way: or, "inclined him" F4; his ear to
listen to her, and his heart to go after her and along with her. This
she did, by using a great many words, by her prolixity, and by some
taking and striking expressions; lewd women are generally very
talkative F5. It may be rendered, "by her much doctrine" F6, as the
word is in (Proverbs 4:2) ; so Jezebel calls herself a prophetess, and sets up
for a teacher of men; and, by her false doctrine, deceives some that
are called the servants of Christ to commit fornication, and eat things
sacrificed to idols, (Revelation 2:20) ;
with the flattering of her lips she forced him;
to go along with her,
not against his will, but with it: though at first there was some
reluctance, conscience rose up and opposed; but her words, which were
smoother than oil, found a way into his heart, and prevailed upon him
to yield to her entreaties; he could no longer withstand her attacks,
but surrendered to her; her charming voice, and flattering lips, had
more effect upon him than her kisses; notwithstanding these he was
reluctant, but could stand it out no longer against her alluring words
and soothing language. With this compare the deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish through antichrist, (2 Thessalonians 2:10) .
F4 (wtjh) "declinare facit eum", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus,
Gejerus; "flexit", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator,
Mercerus, Michaelin; "inclinavit illum", Cocceius.
F5 "Verbosa gaudet Venus Ioquela", Catullus ad Camer. Ep. 53. v. 20.
F6 (hxql brb) "multitudine discipline suae", Junius & Tremellius,
Piscator; "doctrinae suae", Michaelis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 7:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=007&verse=021>. 1999.