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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO PROVERBS 10\\

From this chapter to the "twenty fifth" are various proverbial
sentences, without any very apparent connection or coherence with each
other; describing righteous and wicked men; setting forth their
different temper, conduct, and actions, and the fruits and effects of
them. It should be observed, that frequently in the preceding chapters
two persons are represented as women; one goes by the name of "Wisdom",
the other is called the "foolish" woman and a "harlot"; the former is
clearly to be understood of Christ; and the latter, being opposed to
him, must be antichrist, the whore of Rome, and mother of harlots: now
in the following part of this book two sorts of persons are spoken of;
the one as wise, righteous, good and the other as foolish, wicked,
&c. who are no other than the followers of Christ and antichrist; which
observation is a key to the whole book.