8 Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:8

Commentary on Proverbs 27:8

(Read Proverbs 27:8)

Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable.

2 Like fluttering birds pushed from the nest, so are the women of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 16:2

Commentary on Isaiah 16:1-5

(Read Isaiah 16:1-5)

God tells sinners what they may do to prevent ruin; so he does to Moab. Let them send the tribute they formerly engaged to pay to Judah. Take it as good advice. Break off thy sins by righteousness, it may lengthen thy quiet. And this may be applied to the great gospel duty of submission to Christ. Send him the lamb, the best you have, yourselves a living sacrifice. When you come to God, the great Ruler, come in the name of the Lamb, the Lamb of God. Those who will not submit to Christ, shall be as a bird that wanders from her nest, which shall be snatched up by the next bird of prey. Those who will not yield to the fear of God, shall be made to yield to the fear of every thing else. He advises them to be kind to the seed of Israel. Those that expect to find favour when in trouble themselves, must show favour to those in trouble. What is here said concerning the throne of Hezekiah, also belongs, in a much higher sense, to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Though by subjection to Him we may not enjoy worldly riches or honours, but may be exposed to poverty and contempt, we shall have peace of conscience and eternal life.