Proverbs 9 - Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Bible Comments
  • Proverbs 9:1 open_in_new

    Her house — For the reception of her guests. Seven — Many pillars; whereby is intimated the beauty and stability of the church. Pillars — Prophets, and apostles, and ministers.

  • Proverbs 9:2 open_in_new

    Killed — Made provision for the guests. Mingled — With water, as they used to do in those hot countries. Furnished — With all necessaries, and now waits for the guests.

  • Proverbs 9:3 open_in_new

    Maidens — Her servants to invite the guests, ministers of the word whom he calls maidens for the decency of the parable; for wisdom being compared to a great princess, was fit to be attended upon by maidens. Highest places — From such high seats as those from which judges delivered their sentences, and officers made proclamations.

  • Proverbs 9:7 open_in_new

    A former — He shews whom he meant by the foolish, Proverbs 9:6, even scorners and wicked men, and presses his last advice of forsaking them because there was no good, but hurt to be got from them.

  • Proverbs 9:17 open_in_new

    Sweet — From the difficulty of obtaining them; and because the very prohibition renders them more grateful to corrupt nature.