Christ, under the name of wisdom invites us to his entertainment, ver. 1 - 6.
Foretells the different successes of his invitation, ver. 7 - 9.
Shews the fruit of fearing God, ver. 10 - 12.
Sin, in the person of a foolish woman invites us to her entertainment, ver. 13 - 17.
Which ends in destruction, ver. 18
|9:1||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.|
|9:2||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.|
|9:3||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.|
|9:4||Simple - Ignorant, and weak.|
|9:7||A former - He shews whom he meant by the foolish, ver. 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.|
|9:8||A scorner - An obstinate and incorrigible sinner.|
|9:12||For thyself - Thou dost not profit me but thyself.|
|9:14||At the door - Watching for occasions of sin.|
|9:15||Go right - Who are going innocently about their business.|
|9:16||Simple - This title is not given them by her, but by Solomon.|
|9:17||Sweet - From the difficulty of obtaining them; and because the very prohibition renders them more grateful to corrupt nature.|