Proverbs 15 - Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Bible Comments
  • Proverbs 15:2 open_in_new

    Aright — Expressing what he knows prudently and gracefully. Poureth out — Plentifully, continually, and vehemently, as a fountain does waters.

  • Proverbs 15:4 open_in_new

    Wholesome — Which utters sound and useful counsels. Tree of life — Is greatly useful to preserve the present life, and to promote the spiritual and eternal life, both of the speaker and hearers. Perverseness — False or corrupt speeches. A breach — Disturbs and wounds the spirits, both of the speaker and hearers.

  • Proverbs 15:8 open_in_new

    Sacrifice — All the religious services, yea, the most costly; one kind being put for all the rest. Prayer — The cheapest and meanest services.

  • Proverbs 15:19 open_in_new

    An hedge — As a way hedged up with thorns, troublesome, perplexed, and full of difficulties. Plain — Is easy and pleasant to him, notwithstanding all its difficulties.

  • Proverbs 15:24 open_in_new

    The way — The way a wise man takes to obtain life, is to place his heart, and treasure, and conversation on things above.

  • Proverbs 15:25 open_in_new

    The proud — Of the mighty oppressors. The border — The estate, the border being often used, for the land within the borders.

  • Proverbs 15:27 open_in_new

    Troubleth — Brings God's curse upon himself and family. Gifts — Bribes given to corrupt judgment. Live — Shall preserve himself and family from ruin.

  • Proverbs 15:28 open_in_new

    Studieth — He speaks considerately. The mouth — Not the heart; for he rashly speaks what comes into his mouth, without the direction of his heart or conscience.

  • Proverbs 15:30 open_in_new

    A good report — A good name. Fat — Not only chears a man for the present, but gives him such stable comfort as revives his soul, and gives vigour to his body.

  • Proverbs 15:31 open_in_new

    The ear — The man that hearkens to that reproof which leads to life, seeks and delights in the company of the wise.