Proverbs 10:1-32 . Here begins the second part of the book, Proverbs 10:1-22:16', which, with the third, Proverbs 22:16-25:28', contains series of proverbs whose sense is complete in one or two verses, and which, having no logical connection, admit of no analysis. The parallelisms of Proverbs 10:1-15:33' are mostly antithetic; and those of Proverbs 16:1-22:16', synthetic. The evidences of art in the structure are very clear, and indicate, probably, a purpose of facilitating the labor of memorizing.
18. Both vices must one day be known and punished, and hence their folly.
20. Right speech is the fruit of a good heart, but the wicked show theirs to be useless.
23. Sin is the pleasure of the wicked; wisdom that of the good.
24. it--the very thing. The wicked get dreaded evil; the righteous, desired good.
26. that is, causes vexation.
28. gladness--in confidence of realizing it.
expectation . . . perish--in disappointment.
29. The way, &c.--that is, God's providence sustains the righteous and overthrows the wicked ( Hosea 14:9 ).
32. know--regard and provide for ( Psalms 1:6 ).
frowardness--all kinds of deceit and ill-nature. The word is plural.