Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO PROVERBS 9\\

In this chapter, Wisdom, or Christ, is represented as having built a
stately house or palace for the entertainment of his guests, \\#Pr 9:1\\;
as having made large and suitable provisions for them, \\#Pr 9:2\\; and as
having sent his servants to invite them to come and partake of them,
and quit all other company but his, \\#Pr 9:3-6\\; When it is observed who
are and who are not to be reproved, with the reasons of it, \\#Pr 9:7-9\\;
and what is the sum and substance of true wisdom; and what the
advantages of it both here and hereafter, \\#Pr 9:10-12\\; And the chapter
is concluded with the description of the foolish woman, the opposite of
Wisdom; who is represented as clamorous, simple, and ignorant,
\\#Pr 9:13\\; and plying passengers that go by her door, and inviting them
in to partake of her provisions, \\#Pr 9:14-17\\; the consequence of
which is sure and certain death and destruction to her guests,
\\#Pr 9:18\\.