John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible

Chapter 7

Chapter Overview

An exhortation to cleave to wisdom, as a preservative from strange women, verse 1-5.
The snares they lay for unwary young men, verse 6-23.
A serious caution against coming near them, verse 24-37.

Verse 2
Live - Thou shalt live. Eye - With all possible care and diligence.

Verse 3
Bind them - As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.

Verse 4
And call - Acquaint and delight thyself with her.

Verse 8
Passing - Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in which her house stood.

Verse 12
Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.

Verse 14
Offerings - I have paid my peace-offerings which I had vowed. Whereby she signifies, that she had plentiful provisions at her house for his entertainment. For the peace-offerings were to be of the best flesh, Leviticus 22:21, and a considerable part of these offerings fell to the offerer's share.

Verse 20
Hath taken - Which is an evidence that he designs to stay a considerable time. At the day - So that we need not fear any surprise.

Verse 22
As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.

Verse 23
His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.

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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <>. 1765.