19:7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them a with] words, [yet] they [are] lacking [to him].
(a) To have comfort from them.
19:8 He that getteth wisdom b
loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
(b) He that is upright in judgment finds favour
Delight is not proper for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over
(c) The free use of things are not to be
permitted to him who cannot use them correctly.
19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger;
and [it is] his glory d to pass over a
(d) That is, to cover it by charity, and to do in
it as may most serve to God's glory.
19:13 A foolish son [is] the
calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual e
(e) As rain that drops and rots the house.
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou f
deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.
(f) Though for a time he gives place to counsel,
yet soon after will he give place to his raging affections.
19:21 [There are] many
devices in a g man's heart;
nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
(g) Man's device will not have success, unless
God governs it, whose purpose is unchangeable.
19:22 The desire of a man [is] his h
kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.
(h) That is, that he be honest: for the poor man
who is honest is to be esteemed above the rich who is not virtuous.
Smite a scorner, and the i simple will
beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand
(i) That is, the simple and ignorant men learn
when they see the wicked punished.
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked k
(k) Takes a pleasure and delight in it, as
gluttons and drunkards in delicate meats and drinks.