An exhortation to cleave to wisdom, as a preservative from strange women, ver. 1 - 5.
The snares they lay for unwary young men, ver. 6 - 23.
A serious caution against coming near them, ver. 24 - 37.
|7:2||Live - Thou shalt live. Eye - With all possible care and diligence.|
|7:3||Bind them - As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.|
|7:4||And call - Acquaint and delight thyself with her.|
|7:8||Passing - Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in which her house stood.|
|7:12||Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.|
|7:14||Offerings - I have paid my peace - offerings which I had vowed.Whereby she signifies, that she had plentiful provisions at her house for his entertainment. For the peace - offerings were to be of the best flesh, Leviticus 22:21 , and a considerable part of these offerings fell to the offerer's share.|
|7:20||Hath taken - Which is an evidence that he designs to stay a considerable time. At the day - So that we need not fear any surprise.|
|7:22||As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.|
|7:23||His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.|