The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 8:6
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things…
Such are the
things of the Gospel; they not only excel what the light of nature
dictates and directs to, but even what the law of Moses commands and
requires; the doctrines of the Gospel are excellent in their author,
nature, and use; particularly those which respect the love, grace, and
mercy of God, the person and offices of Christ, the efficacy of his
blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, and the great salvation which he
has wrought out. These are the doctrines of grace which proceed out of
Wisdom's mouth, and are such as never man spake the like; they are to
be approved of, being what differ from others, and to be preferred unto
them, (Philippians 1:9) ; or "princely things" F21, as the word may be rendered;
which became him who is the Prince of the kings of the earth, and the
Prince of peace to speak; and are worthy to be received by princes,
though little known and valued by the princes of this world; and are
embraced and, esteemed by those who are the princes of the Lord s
people: or they are "principal" ones, or "leading" truths F23; of the
greatest importance, interesting ones; "praiseworthy", as Aben Ezra, or
"honourable", as Gersom, and to be had in the highest esteem and
and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things:
agreeable to right
reason, though above it; consonant to the righteous law of God, and
even to the perfection of God's righteousness, which is greatly
glorified by the obedience, sufferings, and death of Christ, and
redemption through him; and these are the excellent and principal
doctrines of the Gospel, even justification by Christ's righteousness,
atonement by his sacrifice, and redemption through his blood; all which
are consistent with and greatly display the justice of God: nor are any
of the doctrines of the Gospel licentious ones, but on the contrary
teach men to live soberly and righteously; as well as they are plain
and easy to such who are conversant with them, as is often expressed,
and may be the sense of the word here used also.
F21 (Mydygn) "principalia, i.e. digna principibus", Mercerus, Gejerus,
Michaelis; "ducalia", Gussetius, p. 485.
F23 "Praecipua quaedam", Tigurine versions.
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