75.  SPECIAL PASSAGES IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS ACQUIRING NEW LIGHT.

In the Companion notes to the Book of Proverbs, it will be observed that certain words are carefully discriminated:  such as the words for "fool", "poor"; the singular and plural of the wicked, the righteous, &c., are noted.  But certain proverbs also are presented in a new light altogether.  Among these are the following:
 

1:7. "The fear of the LORD".
1:17. "In vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird".
2:7. "He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous".
3:2, 16. "Length of days" supposed to be given by "wisdom".  See also 4:10; 9:11; 10:27.
5:2. "That thy lips may keep knowledge".
5:14. "Almost all in evil".
16:1. "The preparations of the heart in man...is from the LORD".
21:1. "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD as the rivers of water".
21:4 "An high look, and a proud heart...is sin".

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