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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Solomon exhorts to wisdom.
3He shews the mischief of whoredom and riot.
15He exhorts to contentedness, liberality, and chastity.
22The wicked are overtaken with their own sins.
 
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Chapter 5

Verse 1
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:


attend
2:1; 4:1,20; Matthew 3:9; Mark 4:23; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22
bow
22:17; James 1:19

Verse 2
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
thy lips
10:21; 15:2,7; 16:23; 20:15; Psalms 45:2; 71:15; 119:13; Song of Solomon 4:11; Malachi 2:6,7

Verse 3
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
the lips
2:16; 6:24; 7:21; Revelation 17:2-6
mouth
Heb. palate. smoother.
Psalms 55:21

Verse 4
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
her
6:24-35; 7:22,23; 9:18; 23:27,28; Ecclesiastes 7:26; Hebrews 12:15,16
sharp
Judges 16:4-6,15-21; Psalms 55:21; Hebrews 4:12

Verse 5
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
2:18,19; 7:27

Verse 6
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
ponder
4:26; Psalms 119:59
the path
11:19; Psalms 16:11
her
6:12,13; 7:10-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:9,10

Verse 7
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Hear
4:1; 8:32-36; 22:17-21; Hebrews 12:25
and depart
3:21; 4:21

Verse 8
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
4:15; 6:27,28; Matthew 6:13; Ephesians 5:11

Verse 9
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
6:29-35; Genesis 38:23-26; Judges 16:19-21; Nehemiah 13:26; Hosea 4:13,14

Verse 10
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
strangers
6:35; Hosea 7:9; Luke 15:30
wealth
Heb. strength.
31:3

Verse 11
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
thou
7:23; Deuteronomy 32:29; Jeremiah 5:31; Romans 6:21; Hebrews 13:4; Revelation 21:8; 22:15
when
Numbers 5:27; 1 Corinthians 5:4,5

Verse 12
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
How
1:7,22,29,30; 15:5; Psalms 50:17; 73:22; Zechariah 7:11-14; John 3:19,20
and my
1:25; 6:23; 12:1; 13:18; Genesis 19:9; Exodus 2:13,14; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22; 25:16; 2 Chronicles 33:10,11; 36:16; Jeremiah 44:4; Zechariah 1:4-6

Verse 13
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
Luke 15:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; 5:12,13; Hebrews 13:7

Verse 14
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
13:20; Numbers 25:1-6; Hosea 4:11-14; 1 Corinthians 10:6-8; 2 Peter 2:10-18; Jude 1:7-13

Verse 15
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
18,19; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4

Verse 16
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
thy
Deuteronomy 33:28; Psalms 68:26; Isaiah 48:21
dispersed
Genesis 24:60; Judges 12:9; Psalms 127:3; 128:3

Verse 18
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
rejoice
Ecclesiastes 9:9; Malachi 2:14,15

Verse 19
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
as the
Song of Solomon 2:9; 4:5; 7:3; 8:14
satisfy thee
Heb. water thee.
5:15
be thou ravished always with her love
Heb. err thou always in her love.
2 Samuel 12:4

Verse 20
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
with
2:16-19; 6:24; 7:5; 22:14; 23:27,28,33; 1 Kings 11:1

Verse 21
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
15:3; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 31:4; 34:21; Psalms 11:4; 17:3; 139:1-12; Jeremiah 16:17; Jeremiah 17:10; 23:24; 32:19; Hosea 7:2; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:18,23

Verse 22
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
His
1:18,31; 11:3,5; Psalms 7:15,16; 9:15; Jeremiah 2:19; Hosea 4:11-14; Galatians 6:7,8
holden
Ecclesiastes 7:26
sins
Heb. sin.
1 Corinthians 5:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5,6; Hebrews 13:4

Verse 23
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
shall die
10:21; 14:32; Job 4:21; 36:12
in the
14:14; Psalms 81:12; 2 Peter 2:15-22


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=005>.  

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