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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Proverbs 5:1-14

Here we have, I. A solemn preface, to introduce the caution which follows, Prov. 5:1, 2. Solomon here addresses himself to his son, that is, to all young men, as unto his children, whom he has an affection for and some influence upon. In God's name, he demands attention; for he writes by divine inspiration, and is a prophet, though he begins not with, Thus saith the Lord. ?Attend, and bow thy ear; not only hear what is said, and read what is written, but apply thy mind to it and consider it... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Proverbs 5:1

My son, attend unto my wisdom ,.... Not the wisdom of the world or of the flesh, worldly wisdom and carnal policy; but spiritual and evangelical wisdom; such as one that is greater than Solomon has in him, even Christ; "for in him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge", Colossians 2:3 ; and which he teaches and communicates to others, even all proper instructions for conduct in life: the Gospel, and each of the doctrines of it, which are "the wisdom of God in a mystery", 1... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Proverbs 5:1

Attend unto my wisdom - Take the following lessons from my own experience. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 5:1

The admonitory address is very similar to that in Proverbs 4:20 , except that here the teacher says," Attend to my wisdom, bow down thine ear to my understanding, " instead of "Attend to my words, and incline thine ear unto my saying ." It is not merely "wisdom" and "understanding" in the abstract, but wisdom which he has appropriated to himself, made his own, and which he knows by experience to be true wisdom. It may therefore have the sense of experience and observation, both of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 5:1-14

Meretricious pleasures and their results I. GENERAL ADMONITION . ( Proverbs 5:1-3 .) Similar prefaces to warnings against unchastity are found in Proverbs 6:20 , etc.; Proverbs 7:1 , etc. The same forms of iteration for the sake of urgency are observed. A fresh expression is, "That thy lips may keep insight." That is, let the lessons of wisdom be oft conned over; to keep them on the lips is to "get them by heart." "Consideration" ( Proverbs 7:2 ), circumspection,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 5:1-20

Victims of vice One particular vice is here denounced; it is necessary to warn the young against its snares and sorrows. What is here said, however, of this sin is applicable, in most if not all respects, to any kind of unholy indulgence; it is an earnest and faithful warning against the sin and shame of a vicious life. I. ITS SINFULNESS . The woman who is a sinner is a "strange" woman ( Proverbs 5:3 ). The temptress is all too common amongst us, but she is strange in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 5:1-23

8. Eighth admonitory discourse. Warning against adultery, and commendation of marriage. The teacher, in this discourse, recurs to a subject which he has glanced at before in Proverbs 2:15-19 , and which he again treats of in the latter part of the sixth and in the whole of the seventh chapters. This constant recurrence to the same subject, repulsive on account of its associations, shows, however, the importance which it had in the teacher's estimation as a ground of warning, and that... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Proverbs 5:1-2

Proverbs 5:1-2. My son, attend unto my wisdom “There being nothing,” says Bishop Patrick, “to which youth is so prone as to give up themselves to satisfy their fleshly desires, and nothing proving so pernicious to them; the wise man gives a new caution against those impure lusts which he had taken notice of before: (Proverbs 2:16-19,) as great obstructions to wisdom; and, with repeated entreaties, begs attention to so weighty an argument: which here he prosecutes more largely, and presses... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Proverbs 5:1-23

Temptations to sexual immorality (5:1-23)Strong warning is given to beware of the prostitute and the temptations she offers. (The frequency of this warning in Proverbs indicates that prostitution must have been a widespread social evil at the time.) The pleasure that the prostitute brings is shortlived, but the bitterness that follows is lasting. It leads eventually to death (5:1-6).A man must flee the temptations offered by such immoral company, otherwise he may finish a physical and moral... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Proverbs 5:1

My son. See note on Proverbs 1:8 . understanding =. discernment. read more

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