Proverbs 7

The Book of Proverbs
Chapter 7

Chapter Overview:

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.


7:2Live - Thou shalt live. Eye - With all possible care and diligence.
7:3Bind them - As a ring which is continually in a man's eye.
7:4And call - Acquaint and delight thyself with her.
7:8Passing - Idle and careless, near the corner of the street in which her house stood.
7:12Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.
7:14Offerings - 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.
7:20Hath taken - Which is an evidence that he designs to stay a considerable time. At the day - So that we need not fear any surprise.
7:22As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.
7:23His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.