Proverbs Chapter 4 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Solomon, to perswade obedience, 3 sheweth what instruction hee had of his parents, 5 to study wisdome, 14 and to shun the path of the wicked. 20 Hee exhorteth to faith, 23 and sanctification.
View Wesley's Notes for Proverbs Chapter 4
4:1 A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and affection for you.
4:3 Tender - Young and tender in years, and tenderly educated. Only beloved - Beloved above all the rest.
4:4 Said - The following verses, at least as far as the tenth verse, are the words of David.
4:7 With all - Even with the price of all.
4:8 Exalt - Let her have thine highest esteem and affection.
4:9 Grace - A beautiful ornament, such as they used to put upon their heads.
4:16 For - They cannot sleep with quietness.
4:17 For - Wickedness is as pleasant to them as their bread.
4:18 But - Just men daily grow in knowledge, and grace, and consolation, 'till all be perfected and swallowed up in glory.
4:19 Darkness - Full of ignorance and error, of uncertainty and confusion, of danger and misery.
4:23 Heart - Thy thoughts, will, and affections. For - From thence proceed all the actions, as of the natural, so of the spiritual life, which lead to eternal life.
4:24 Mouth - All sorts of sinful words.
4:25 Right on - Direct all thine actions to a right end, and keep thy mind fixed upon that way which leads to it, and neither look or turn aside to the right - hand or the left.
4:26 Ponder - Consider thine actions before thou dost them, and see that they agree with the rule. And - Let thine actions be uniformly and constantly good in spite of all temptations.
Proverbs Chapter 4 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 1. Chron. 29.1.
4 1. Chron. 28.9.
9 Chap. 1.9 , Or, shee shall compasse thee with a crowne of glory.
12 Psal.91. 11.
14 Chap. 1. 10,15. psal.1.1.
22 Heb. medicine.
23 Heb. aboue all keeping.
24 Heb. frowardnesse of mouth and peruersnes of lips.
26 Or, all thy wayes shalbe ordered aright.
27 Deut. 5.32
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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