Proverbs 9:5

5 "Come, 1eat of my bread and 2drink of 3the wine I have mixed.

Proverbs 9:5 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 9:5

Come, eat of my bread
Which stands for all the provisions of Christ's house; it designs the Gospel, which to a believer is more than his necessary food; and the ordinance of the supper, one of the symbols of which is bread; and more especially Christ himself, the bread of God, the living bread that came down from heaven, which is to be eaten by faith; and this only, for everything else is that which is not bread; and this daily, as the Israelites ate their manna; this is the believer's daily bread; and largely and freely, to which they are welcome by Christ; and with gladness and singleness of heart, joyfully and with sincerity; and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled;
of the love of Christ; or of the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit, which meet and mingle together: to "drink" of this is to partake of it by faith, and be persuaded of interest in it; this may be drank largely of, for there is enough, a river of it; and without danger, it is not intoxicating as wine, wherein is excess; and it may be had freely, without money and without price, ( Song of Solomon 1:2 Song of Solomon 1:4 ) ( 5:1 ) ( Isaiah 55:1 ) .

Proverbs 9:5 In-Context

3 She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town,
4 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks sense she says,
5 "Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight."
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Song of Songs 5:1; Isaiah 55:1; John 6:27]
  • 2. [John 7:37]
  • 3. [See ver. 2 above]
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