But by a prudent wife, one that is pious, industrious, and considerate, the affairs of the family are made to prosper, debts are paid, portions raised, provision made, the children well educated and maintained, and the family has comfort within doors and credit without; thus is the house built. Those that have a true relish of the pleasures of serious godliness will not be allured by the baits of sin to swallow its hook; they know where to obtain better things than any it can pretend to offer, and therefore it is easy to them to depart from the snares of death and to keep their foot from being taken in them. In the word picture used here, the rod of correction is made of the fool’s pride, and it comes from his own mouth. Where no oxen are, the crib is clean — The crib and stable may be easily kept clean where there are few or no oxen: but there is so much advantage arising from tilling the ground, that it is better to have a litter with plenty of oxen, than to have great neatness without them. 2. They are advocates for sin, and are ingenious at framing excuses for it. Malicious men are justly dreaded and detested, for they are much more dangerous and mischievous to all societies: A man of wicked devices, who stifles his resentments till he has an opportunity of being revenged, and is secretly plotting how to wrong his neighbour and to do him an ill turn, as Cain to kill Abel, such a man as this is hated by all mankind. Wisdom is not only justified, but glorified, of all her children. The character of an angry man is pitiable; through the surprise of a temptation he disturbs and disgraces himself, but it is soon over, and he is sorry for it. Such are to be pitied, prayed for, and comforted. 2. It is to understand our own way, not to be critics and busybodies in other men’s matters, but to look well to ourselves and ponder the path of our feet, to understand the directions of our way, that we may observe them, the dangers of our way, that we may avoid them, the difficulties of our way, that we may break through them, and the advantages of our way, that we may improve them—to understand the rules we are to walk by and the ends we are to walk towards, and walk accordingly. Verse 30 The foregoing verse showed how much our reputation, this how much our health, depends on the good government of our passions and the preserving of the temper of the mind. The neglect of husbandry is the way to poverty: In the administration of justice much depends upon the witnesses, and therefore it is necessary to the common good that witnesses be principled as they ought to be; for, 1. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. 1 The wise woman builds her home. No marvel if those who seek wisdom, as Simon Magus sought the gifts of the Holy Ghost, to serve their pride and covetousness, do not find it, for they seek amiss. buildeth . 2. The reason why some people seek wisdom, and do not find it, is because they do not seek it from a right principle and in a right manner. No valuable things compare with her.’ Now, in verses 10-11, Wisdom herself agrees that this is true. 126:5 ), but the laughter of fools will end in endless weeping and wailing. Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways. The evil ought always to. The heart is the seat of the affections, and there wisdom must rest in the practical love of it, and not swim in the head. 1. Verse 23 Note, 1. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. The sorrows of the saints will end in everlasting joys (Ps. The children of religious parents often do the better for their parents’ instructions and example and fare the better for their faith and prayers. Sin reigning is no less than a contempt of God. They will for ever rue their own foolish choice. Read verse in New International Version Scorners speed not in prayer. 2. Proverbs 14:4. Sometimes when sinners are under convictions, or some great trouble, they dissemble their grief by a forced mirth, and put a good face on it, because they will not seem to yield: they cry not when he binds them. Vice, reigning in a nation, puts disgrace upon it: Sin is a reproach to any city or kingdom, and renders them despicable among their neighbours. How wisely those consult their own interest that not only do good but devise it: Mercy and truth shall be to them, not a reward of debt (they will own that they merit nothing), but a reward of mercy, mere mercy, mercy according to the promise, mercy and truth, to which God is pleased to make himself a debtor. If men be wise and good, riches make them so much the more honourable and useful: See here, 1. They make a laughing matter of the sins of others, making themselves and their companions merry with that for which they should mourn, and they make a light matter of their own sins, both when they are tempted to sin and when they have committed it; they call evil good and good evil (Isa. The righteous then have the grace of hope in them; though they have pain, and some dread of death, yet they have hope. 32:8 . Talking, without working, will make men poor. Study Proverbs 14 using Wesley’s Explanatory Notes to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. CHAPTER 14. Dad is the head of the family, but mother is the heart that glues it together. 2. of If fools have a little smattering of knowledge, they take all occasions, though very foreign, to produce it, and bring it in by head and shoulders. Verse 29 Note, 1. Study the bible online using commentary on Proverbs 14 and more! A wise man, for fear of harm, keeps out of harm’s way, and starts back in a fright when he finds himself entering into temptation. How little regard is to be had to a false witness. They are as fond of it as a man of his inheritance, hold it as fast, and are as loth to part with it. How wicked people are hardened in their wickedness: they. Sin is the shame of sinners: The simple, who love simplicity, get nothing by it; they inherit folly. He that is truly wise hides his treasure, so as not to boast of it (Mt. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest. 1. Verse 2 Here are, 1. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. There is in it a strong confidence; it enables a man still to hold fast both his purity and his peace, whatever happens, and gives him boldness before God and the world. Verse 19 That is, 1. A fretful, envious, discontented spirit, is its own punishment; it consumes the flesh, preys upon the animal spirits, makes the countenance pale, and is the rottenness of the bones. Verse 35 This shows that in a well-ordered court and government smiles and favours are dispensed among those that are employed in public trusts according to their merits; Solomon lets them know he will go by that rule, 1. He that is truly wise hides his treasure, so as not to boast of it (, Note, 1. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. 3:12 . Proverbs 14:3 house--increases wealth, which the foolish, by mismanagement, lessen.. 2. uprightness--is the fruit of fearing God, as falsehood and ill-nature ( Proverbs 2:15, 3:32) of despising Him and His law. His wisdom rests in his heart; he digests what he knows, and has it ready to him, but does not unseasonably talk of it and make a noise with it. He who, when he is warned of his danger, rages and is confident, furiously pushes on, cannot bear to be checked, bids defiance to the wrath and curse of God, and, fearless of danger, persists in his rebellion, makes bold with the occasions of sin, and plays upon the precipice, he is a fool, for he acts against his reason and his interest, and his ruin will quickly be the proof of his folly. Verse 32 Here is, 1. I was hungry, and you gave me meat. Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. Verses 26-27 In these two verses we are invited and encouraged to live in the fear of God by the advantages which attend a religious life. They shall have the praise of it; wise heads shall be respected as if they were crowned heads. He forges lies, and yet pours them out with the greatest assurance imaginable for the destruction of the innocent. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. There is worse after it: The end of that mirth is heaviness. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. It entails a blessing upon posterity. Those are fools that make light of sin, for they make light of that which God complains of (Amos. The good conduct of a wise and good man; he manages himself well. 2 An honest man is afraid of the Lord.But some men are not honest.A man like that thinks that the Lord is not important.. 3 Fools think that they are great. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. Every one will make court to those whom the world smiles upon, though otherwise unworthy: The rich have many friends, friends to their riches, in hope to get something out of them. Proverbs 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was written by Whedon, a central figure in the struggle between Calvinism & Arminianism God made him, and gave him his being, the same that is the author of our being; we have all one Father, one Maker; see how Job considered this, Here is, 1. Commentary on Proverbs 15:15 (Read Proverbs 15:15) Some are much in affliction, and of a sorrowful spirit. Proverbs 14:12. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. He does not rightly understand his way; he thinks he does, and so misses his way, and goes on in his mistake: The folly of fools is deceit; it cheats them into their own ruin. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. Few will give countenance to those whom the world frowns upon, though otherwise worthy of respect: The poor, who should be pitied, and encouraged, and relieved, is hated, looked strange upon, and kept at a distance, even by his own neighbour, who, before he fell into disgrace, was intimate with him and pretended to have a kindness for him. Many put questions to Christ, tempting him, and that they might have whereof to accuse him, but they were never the wiser. Fools make a mock at the sin-offering (so some); those that make light of sin make light of Christ. Proverbs 14:2. Meekness is wisdom. About this commentary: Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain. Proverbs 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. ‘She is worth more than silver. Proverbs 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writings All rights reserved. Proud member There is little friendship in the world but what is governed by self-interest, which is no true friendship at all, nor what a wise man will either value himself on or put any confidence in. By a fruitful wife a family is multiplied and replenished with children, and so built up. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. In Proverbs 3, Solomon is speaking to his son about the woman called Wisdom. Proverbs 14:1-35.. 1. It is good therefore to keep in business, and to keep in action, and what our hand finds to do to do it with all our might. Many a foolish man takes more pains to show his folly than a wise man thinks it worth his while to take to show his wisdom. Much increase is by the strength of the ox; that is made for our service, and is profitable alive and dead. Verse 8 See here, 1. 13:16 . Prove all things, and believe not every spirit. How we may discern a fool and discover him, a wicked man, for he is a foolish man. Few will give countenance to those whom the world frowns upon, though otherwise worthy of respect: See here how men’s character and condition are measured and judged of by their conduct towards their poor neighbours. They crown knowledge (so some read it); they are a credit to their profession. Grace reigning is a reverence of God, and gives honour to him who is infinitely great and high, and to whom all honour is due, than which what is more becoming or should be more pleasing to the rational creature? That when the people are lessened the prince is weakened: In the want of people is the leanness of the prince (so some read it); trade lies dead, the ground lies untilled, the army wants to be recruited, the navy to be manned, and all because there are not hands sufficient. 2. That those who behave themselves wisely shall be respected and preferred, whatever enemies they may have that seek to undermine them. The fear of the Lord is here put for all gracious principles, producing gracious practices. How we must decline such a one and depart from him: Go from his presence, for thou perceivest there is no good to be gotten by his company, but danger of getting hurt by it. Openness and ostentation are a mark of folly. Proverbs 14, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is a one-volume commentary prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown Proverbs 14:3. Verse 33 Observe, 1. Study the bible online using commentary on Proverbs 14 and more! A foolish woman, that has no fear of God nor regard to her business, that is wilful, and wasteful, and humoursome, that indulges her ease and appetite, and is all for jaunting and feasting, cards and the play-house, though she come to a plentiful estate, and to a family beforehand, she will impoverish and waste it, and will as certainly be the ruin of her house as if she plucked it down with her hands; and the husband himself, with all his care, can scarcely prevent it. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. It is wisdom to depart, Note, 1. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. Sometimes God extorts, even from bad men, an acknowledgement of the excellency of God’s people. We can see in this the husband builds the house and the wife makes it a home. If you were king of a great number of people, there would be more honor than to be king over just a handful of people. 1. By this we may know a man that has grace, and the fear of God, reigning in him, he walks in his uprightness, he makes conscience of his actions, is faithful both to God and man, and every stop he makes, as well as every step he takes, is by rule; here is one that honours God. The good conduct of a wise and good man; he manages himself well. Herod desired to see a miracle, but he was a scorner, and therefore it was denied him, Lu. 1. In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. Where there is pride in the heart, and no wisdom in the head to suppress it, it commonly shows itself in the words: Note, 1. He cleaves so closely to the world that he cannot find in his heart to leave it, but is driven away out of it; his soul is required, is forced from him, And sin cleaves so closely to him that it is inseparable; it goes with him into another world; he is driven away in his wickedness, dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them, unjustified, unsanctified. It is therefore the wisdom of princes, by a mild and gentle government, by encouraging trade and husbandry, and by making all easy under them, to promote the increase of their people. 26:19 . 1:22 . 23:8 . Most are swallow-friends, that are gone in winter. Verse 18 Note, 1. Commentaries for Proverbs Chapter 14 Proverbs 14:1. I believe a family's morals are directed by the mother. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Holy fear is an excellent guard upon every holy thing, and against every thing that is unholy. Proverbs 14:10. It is wisdom to depart from evil, from the evil of sin, and thereby from all other evil; and therefore it is wisdom to fear, that is, to be jealous over ourselves with a godly jealousy, to keep up a dread of God’s wrath, to be afraid of coming near the borders of sin or dallying with the beginnings of it. Note, 1. 2. A proud fool exposing himself. This shows the folly of those who addict themselves to the pleasures of the country, but do not mind the business of it, who (as we say) keep more horses than kine, more dogs than swine; their families must needs suffer by it. 3:9 . He that is filthy shall be filthy still. No marvel if those who seek wisdom, as Simon Magus sought the gifts of the Holy Ghost, to serve their pride and covetousness, do not find it, for they seek amiss. The wicked are oftentimes impoverished and brought low, so that they are forced to beg, their wickedness having reduced them to straits; while good men, by the blessing of God, are enriched, and enabled to give, and do give, even to the evil; for where God grants life we must not deny a livelihood. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 2. They have a goodwill one to another; and among them, in their societies, there is mutual charity and compassion in cases of offences, and no mocking. The proud man with his tongue lays about him and deals blows at pleasure, but it will in the end be a rod to himself; the proud man shall come under an ignominious correction by the words of his own mouth, not cut as a soldier, but caned as a servant; and herein he will be beaten with his own rod, Ps. 1. Where there is pride in the heart, and no wisdom in the head to suppress it, it commonly shows itself in the words: In the mouth there is pride, proud boasting, proud censuring, proud scorning, proud commanding and giving law; this is the rod, or branch, of pride; the word is used only here and Isa. That it is much for the honour of a king to have a populous kingdom; it is a sign that he rules well, since strangers are hereby invited to come and settle under his protection and his own subjects live comfortably; it is a sign that he and his kingdom are under the blessing of God, the effect of which is being fruitful and multiplying. How miserably mistaken those are that not only do evil, but devise it: Do they not err? Or the folly that is in the midst of fools is made known by their forwardness to talk. A faithful minister, who truly witnesses for God against sin, is thereby instrumental to deliver souls from eternal death. Verse 16 Note, 1. Sin is the ruin of great families: The house of the wicked, though built ever so strong and high, shall be overthrown, shall be brought to poverty and disgrace, and at length be extinct. But by a prudent wife, one that is pious, industrious, and considerate, the affairs of the family are made to prosper, debts are paid, portions raised, provision made, the children well educated and maintained, and the family has comfort within doors and credit without; thus is the house built. Grace and sin in their true colours. it is not the wisdom of the learned, which consists only in speculation, that is here recommended, but, See here, 1. It is soon over, like the crackling of thorns under a pot; and, if the conscience be awake, all sinful and profane mirth will be reflected upon with bitterness; if not, the heaviness will be so much the greater when for all these things God shall bring the sinner into judgment. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. A healing spirit, made up of love and meekness, a hearty, friendly, cheerful disposition, is the life of the flesh; it contributes to a good constitution of body; people grow fat with good humour. The happiness of the saints will be an eternal satisfaction in their graces, as tokens of and qualifications for God’s peculiar favour: A good man shall be abundantly satisfied from himself, from what God has wrought in him. 2. How good people are encouraged in their goodness: Among the righteous there is favour; if they in any thing offend, they presently repent and obtain the favour of God. Every man feels most from his own burden, especially that which is a burden upon the spirits, for that is commonly concealed and the sufferer keeps it to himself. They have before them the good hoped for, even the blessed hope which God, who cannot lie, has promised. Grace reigning is a reverence of God, and gives honour to him who is infinitely great and high, and to whom all honour is due, than which what is more becoming or should be more pleasing to the rational creature? Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. A good wife is a great blessing to a family. It is folly to be credulous, to heed every flying report, to give ear to every man’s story, though ever so improbable, to take things upon trust from common fame, to depend upon every man’s profession of friendship and give credit to every one that will promise payment; those are, Note, 1. The parables which harden scorners in their scorning, and make divine things more difficult to them, enlighten those who are willing to learn, and make the same things more plain, and intelligible, and familiar to them, Mt. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. I know that I shall be justified—None of these things move me; such is the language of this confidence. That those who are selfish and false, who betray their country, oppress the poor, and sow discord, and thus, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. They desire their favour (Esth. 1. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The misery of sinners will be an eternal surfeit upon their sins: The backslider in heart, who for fear of suffering, or in hope of profit or pleasure, forsakes God and his duty, shall be filled with his own ways; God will give him enough of them. Read Proverbs 14 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Those who take pains about their ground are likely to reap the profit of it. But a carnal mind rests contented, flattering itself. How much praise is due to a faithful witness: He, In these two verses we are invited and encouraged to live in the fear of God by the advantages which attend a religious life. Princes are corrected by those judgments which abate the number of the people, as we find, 2 Sa. 13:15, Mt. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch, or it is meant of a smiting beating rod, a rod of pride which strikes others. 1. How much praise is due to a faithful witness: He delivers the souls of the innocent, who are falsely accused, and their good names, which are as dear to them as their lives. God is here pleased to interest himself more than one would imagine in the treatment given to the poor. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. "Our fathers trusted in thee, therefore we will.’’ 3. 2. It is true in the affairs of our souls; those that take pains in the service of God, that strive earnestly in prayer, will find profit in it. The wicked are oftentimes impoverished and brought low, so that they are forced to beg, their wickedness having reduced them to straits; while good men, by the blessing of God, are enriched, and enabled to give, and do give, even to the evil; for where God grants life we must not deny a livelihood. See Jn. Verse 34 Note, 1. Proverbs 14. Grace and sin in their true light. Verse 11 Note, 1. It is his strength, and makes him considerable and formidable; happy is the king, the father of his country, who has his quiver full of arrows; he shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with his enemy in the gate, Ps. Backsliding begins in the heart; it is the evil heart of unbelief that departs from God; and of all sinners backsliders will have most terror when they reflect on their own ways, Lu. God’s justice cannot be out-witted. But a witness that will be bribed, and biassed, and browbeaten, will utter lies (and not stick nor startle at it), with as much readiness and assurance as if what he said were all true. Verse 20 This shows, not what should be, but what is the common way of the world—to be shy of the poor and fond of the rich. Proverbs 14:1. They are scorners, and it is in scorn that they ask instruction, that they may ridicule what is told them and may cavil at it. Verse 1 Note, 1. Sin is the ruin of great families: We have here an account of the way and end of a great many self-deluded souls. Commentary on Proverbs 17:14 (Read Proverbs 17:14) What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Those that are so liberal as to devise liberal things, that seek opportunities of doing good, and contrive how to make their charity most extensive and most acceptable to those that need it, by liberal things they shall stand, Isa. Verse 24 Observe, 1. Whosoever he be that wrongs a poor man, taking advantage against him because he is poor and cannot help himself, let him know that he puts an affront upon his Maker. 2. Proverbs pulls together the most important 513 of the over 3,000 proverbs pondered by Solomon (1 Kin. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 49:14 ), when the foolish virgins shall come begging to the wise for oil, and shall knock in vain at that gate of the Lord at which the righteous entered. He reckons himself affronted in the injuries that are done them. The bad conduct of a bad man; he puts a cheat upon himself. There is sadness under it. What they value themselves upon is really foolish; and what will be the issue of their simplicity but folly? Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. Those that love to boast of their business and make a noise about it, and that waste their time in tittle-tattle, in telling and hearing new things, like the Athenians, and, under pretence of improving themselves by conversation, neglect the work of their place and day, they waste what they have, and the course they take tends to penury, and will end in it. 11:26 . Presumption is folly. Proverbs 14 Pro 14:1 Vv 1-3, in the words of Delitzsch, "form a beautiful trifolium [a three-part picture]: wise management, God-fearing conduct, and wise silence, with their threefold contraries." No man’s services shall be neglected to please a party or a favourite. 2. 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