The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 3:26
For the Lord shall be thy confidence…
The object of it,
in whom thou shall put thy confidence, and be safe and secure from all
fear and danger: or "the Lord shall be in thy confidence" F7; shall
support thee in it, and maintain that, so that thou shalt not cast it
away; the word used has sometimes the notion off oily in it, and
Jarchi, from the Jerusalem Talmud, produces a sense agreeable to it;
``the Lord shall be in things in which thou art foolish;''
which, how absurd it may seem to be, will admit of a good
interpretation; that the Lord will be with Wisdom's followers in things
which may seem foolishness to the world; as Christ, the things of
Christ, and the things of the Spirit of Christ, the Gospel, and the
doctrines of it, are. The Targum is,
``the Lord shall be thine help,''
in all times of distress, difficulty, and danger;
and shall keep thy foot from being taken;
in the snares of sin,
temptation, and mischief; in those which Satan and the world lay for
God's people; from these the Lord preserves them; wherefore happy are
those that have an interest in Christ, who find and enjoy him.
F7 So Montanus, Vatablus, Michaelis.