Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination: how much more, [when] he bringeth it with a wicked mind? Their inward corruption is expressed through their desires. Though morally questionable, it may work with the corrupt leader or official. It is best to shun bitter contention by pouring out the heart before God. Proverbs 21:21, KJV: "He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour." Play Audio: Good men always win in the end. So we see that Proverbs 21:1 is a true “proverb” in that it speaks of something that is ideally true or sometimes true, but it does not refer to a universal truth—something that is always true. Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. If God can do this with someone as powerful and noble as a king, … Killeth him - He wastes his strength and life in unsatisfied longings for something which he has not energy to gain. a. A false witness shall perish: God is against all liars, but a false witness is a special type of liar. 1 A king’s heart is channeled water in the hand of the LORD;. But the man who hears him will speak endlessly. A gift in secret pacifies anger, CHAPTER 21. b. The person who loves pleasure lacks this discipline and self-denial and often ends up a poor man. Will rest in the assembly of the dead: If one wanders from the way of understanding, they may well end up in the assembly of the dead. To some extent, this became tragically true of Solomon, the author of Proverbs (1 Kings 11:1-11). i. i. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. “I conceive the wise man’s drift here is to show how prevalent gifts are, if closely conveyed especially – which takes away the shame of open receiving – and what a pave they have to an amicable reconciliation. Chapter 21. Read. A gift in secret pacifieth anger.] 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp [] of the wicked, are sin5 The plans of () the diligent lead surely to abundance, The wise man can accomplish things impossible for others. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. b. Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness: The wicked are judged for their wickedness. I see here, a man who has been upright and walking in the path of righteousness. He who loves wine and oil will not be rich: In this proverb wine and oil represent the luxuries of life. i. i. John Trapp explained that mere desire wasn’t enough. Proverbs 21:1. “Thus he turned the heart of Pharaoh to Joseph; of Saul to David; of Nebuchadnezzar to Jeremiah; of Darius to Daniel; of Cyrus, and afterwards of Alexander the Great, to the Jews; of some of the Roman persecutors to the primitive Christians.” (Trapp), ii. He not only does evil – he craves evil. Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. The plenty obtained by prudence, industry, and frugality, is desirable. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. a. The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked: The Lord is a righteous God, and what happens in the house of the wicked does not escape His sight. “The roof of the house, which in those countries was flat and plain, and habitable, but was exposed to all the injuries of the weather.” (Poole), ii. Those who remember that their safety is in the Lord will stand upright. The righteous gives and does not spare: The lazy man experiences constant disappointment, but the righteous man – who, by implication, works hard – he has so much that he gives and does not spare. “Judas was eager to rid himself of his ill-gotten treasure, as it became an intolerable curse. Sin is the pride, the ambition, the glory, the joy, and the business of wicked men. Proverbs 21 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation, containing nearly 500,000 cross-references Considers the house of the wicked: “He foreseeth its fearful fall, and is not offended at their present prosperity; for God, he knows, will shortly overturn it. a. i. The one that we love we will eat the fruit of. Ver. A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin. Ver. b. It is impossible to believe, for example, that God turned the heart of Solomon in the direction of building pagan temples for many of his scandalous collection … Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Proverbs 21 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. Commentaries on Proverbs. Diligence, while it is opposed to laziness, is opposed also to rashness--to premature and inconsiderate haste. And the plowing of the wicked are sin: These three things – the look, the heart, and the plowing of the wicked are each called sin. 4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. “This figure indicates that the product of the wicked is sin.” (Ross), iii. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The Biblical Illustrator. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “The proverb drives home the vast and unbridgeable gulf between the best of human wisdom and the Lord’s sovereignty.” (Waltke). Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. Proverbs 21:26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. He does not know the satisfaction of earned achievement. Even the hearts of men are in God's hand, … Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. A wise man scales the city of the mighty, He cares about our bodies. A proud and haughty man: Of the many types of fools, the scoffer is one of the worst. A ransom: “The metaphor should not be pushed to walk on all fours by asking to whom the ransom is paid.” (Waltke), ii. a. When it comes to spiritual warfare, it is even more important to exercise active faith and dependence on God.” (Bridges), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible Proverbs 21:31. b. Than in a house shared with a contentious woman: To have the whole house but live in constant conflict with a contentious woman is misery. Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. The path we walk will display who we are. Proverbs 24:5-6), has many applications, not least to spiritual warfare.” (Kidner), ii. “This sin assumes so many different forms that until God’s Spirit reveals a man to himself, he does not think it applies to him. “Oftentimes as we have watched, we have trembled; so subtle, so clever, so cunning are the ways of this underworld of antagonism to Jehovah. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Whoever guards his mouth and tongue 23 He that guardeth his mouth and his tongue, Keepeth his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:1. Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin. His life will be marked with great pride, arrogant pride. Derek Kidner agreed with some other translations that have lamp here instead of plowing. Indeed, he manages to be proud of his pride!” (Bridges). Faith keeps us on the path to heaven. The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. i. i. July 7, 2017 @DannyScottonJr Verse Commentary, Verse of the Day 0 Verse of the Day 7.7.17 — Proverbs 21:31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. 3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. How much more when he brings it with wicked intent: The religious ceremonies of the wicked are bad enough; they are even worse when made with wicked intent. Proverbs 21 Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. It is dangerous to begin on the way of understanding but not to continue on it. How much more when he brings it with wicked intent! i. He turns it wherever He wishes. “Here a bold front, which has no shame and does not blush in the presence of sin, is a dreadful manifestation of a hardened heart. But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. He sees it and wisely considers it. Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. He acts with arrogant pride: The proud and haughty man will be known by his actions. CHAPTER 21. i. 3 To do what is right and just b. is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.. 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart—. b. b. Or will we eat the fruit of life? Next » Chapter 22. Today’s readings are Proverbs 19-21. God cares about the poor and He commands us to have a compassionate heart towards them. The soul of the wicked desires evil: When a wicked man or woman does evil, it is because their soul…desires it. Here is the misery of the slothful; their hands refuse to labour in an honest calling, by which they might get an honest livelihood; yet their hearts cease not to covet riches, pleasures, and honours, which cannot be obtained without labour. i. “An important truth about depravity: men can sin not merely from weakness but eagerly and ruthlessly.” (Kidner), ii. The horse is prepared for the day of battle: In the days these proverbs were written, the effective use of the horse in the war could be overwhelming against the enemy. 24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. b. The man who hears him will speak endlessly: The second like of this proverb has in mind another kind of injustice in the court – the judge or lawyer in the court who hears the false witness and may speak endlessly about the matter without ever coming to a just and fair verdict. Proverbs 21. Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes, Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, every way of a man is right in his own eyes, The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty, Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death, The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Better to dwell in the corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman, When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise, When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge, The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness, Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, Destruction will come to the workers of iniquity, A man who wanders from the way of understanding, He who loves wine and oil will not be rich, The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, There is a desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with wicked intent, The man who hears him will speak endlessly, As for the upright, he establishes his way, There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the, The horse is prepared for the day of battle, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Of all wanderers in the ways of sin, those are in the most dangerous condition who turn aside into the ways of darkness. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. True repentance and faith will lead him that relies on the mercy of God in Christ, to follow after righteousness and mercy in his own conduct. It is a joy for the just to do justice: When a person is just (righteous, godly) in the inner man or woman, it gives them joy to do justice. Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death: The hope of great treasure through lying words is a dream of those who are on the path to destruction. Commentary on Proverbs 21:30,31. The violence of the wicked will destroy them: The wicked often love violence and use it for their gain. a. i. 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. They plan deals and make promises that aren’t honest, hoping it can bring them treasures. i. There is no shortage of either among humanity. The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. The desire of the lazy man kills him, You can check these in your browser security settings. Proverbs 21:6 Context. What it is to make religion our business; it is to follow after righteousness and mercy, not to content ourselves with easy performances, but to do our duty with the utmost care and pains, as those that are pressing forward and in fear of coming short. He is so blessed that he has enough for himself and to give generously. One would be better off in a more humble living situation and have peace in the home. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise: There are degrees of fools and their foolishness. In our spiritual warfare we must arm ourselves with the whole armour of God; but our strength must be in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. The wise path is worth it. 26. Proverbs pulls together the most important 513 of the over 3,000 proverbs pondered by Solomon (1 Kin. Treasures by a lying tongue: “As do seducers, sycophants, flatterers, corrupt judges, that say with shame, ‘Give ye’; mercenary pleaders, that sell both their tongues and silence, and help their clients’ causes.” (Trapp). Sometimes our wrong ideas cause illnesses. He is known to be proud and haughty, thinking himself better than others and even better than God. a. Proverbs 21:1. A wicked man hardens his face: One characteristic of the wicked is that they may be unsympathetic to others. b.Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes: This analogy illustrates how God may guide the heart of man. Or counsel against the Lord. 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. A man who wanders from the way of understanding i. Proverbs 13:3 resembles this. But as for the pure, his work is right. But a good man asks, What does God require of me? Proverbs 21 Matthew Henry's Commentary. i. a. They may have desirable treasure and good oil in their home. As for the upright, he establishes his way: The upright man or woman does not face the same self-made obstacles the wicked man faces. Proverbs 21:4, KJV: "An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin." i. Proverbs 21:19 commentary; 19 ¶ It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. 20:24. Even so, behind the scenes, God is ruling and over-ruling from heaven above, fulfilling His eternal purpose, not only in spite of, but also by means of, His enemies. “Use the means, but do not idolize them. 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. But a foolish man squanders it. God is the God of all wisdom and understanding and counsel, so those things are always for Him and never against the Lord. It is our great concern to keep our souls from being entangled and disquieted. i. The word “proverb” means “to be like,” thus Proverbs is a book of comparisons between common, concrete images and life’s most profound truths. a. The same principle would be true of the contentious man. b. 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. a. Rabbit Trails Today’s rabbit trails will be brief. This consideration cures him of the fret, as it did David [Psalms 37:1-2]…. a. The Lord does what he wants to do. 22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. With his desire, that lazy man covets greedily, and he does it all day long – yet the desire is unfulfilled because he does not work towards it. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Proverbs pulls together the most important 513 of the over 3,000 proverbs pondered by Solomon (1 Kin. “Plowing…should almost certainly be lamp.”. i. Hardens his face: “He thinks to make good one lie by another; to outface the truth, to overbear it with a bold countenance. Because they refuse to do justice. 14. the lamp of the wicked will fail. but it is the LORD who weighs hearts. He understood, but now he doubts. Verse 21 See here, 1. He acts with arrogant pride. 21 The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he () turns it wherever he will. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. The diligent man first plans and then acts. Proverbs are simple, moral statements (or … Chapter 21. The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, See here, 1. 1. The traitor had the effrontery to kiss the sacred cheeks of our Lord. Instead of the joy of the just, they will experience destruction. But it is the Lord who knows your thoughts.. 3 Do what is right and fair. There really are two ways to look at this. We’ve had this thought presented to us before in; Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. He coveteth greedily all day long.] English (US) English (US) Language. “See the conduct of the priest and Levite to the man who fell among thieves; and let every man learn from this, that he who shuts his ear against the cry of the poor, shall have the ear of God shut against his cry. 27. Proverbs 6:20 My son, observe the commandment of your father, And do not forsake the teaching of your mother; 21 Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck. b. Proverbs 21 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. He covets greedily all day long, Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: By nature, we justify ourselves. i. Proverbs 21:19 commentary; 19 ¶ It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. Even the hearts of men are in God's hand, and not only their goings, as he had said, ch. Verse 1 . Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Proverbs 21 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. “Here is a graphic picture of Satan himself! the lamp of the wicked will fail. The wife in Proverbs 31 is not in the kitchen scrubbing dishes and biting her tongue! Means are to be used, but, after all, our safety and salvation are only of the Lord. b. That abomination becomes worse when the offering of the wicked comes from an ulterior motive. Such behavior is presented as having no benefit; thus, to justify such folly is senseless. 24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. Proverbs 21 Bible Commentary. His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. Yet look again. To do righteousness and justice: The way we treat people – what might be called our horizontal relationship – is important to God. We also look forward with intense longing for the home of everlasting peace.” (Bridges). 12:9), along with some proverbs of others whom Solomon likely influenced. A proud and haughty man—“Scoffer” is his name; but never stayed his answer.”. Sometimes we despair when we see the stubbornness and hardness of man’s heart against God and His will, but the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and He can guide it wherever He wishes. Read Proverbs 21 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. i. The soul of the wicked desires evil; The evil desires of a wicked man's heart, lead to baseness in his conduct. i. Proverbs 5:20 "And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?" The simple may be made wise by punishments on the wicked, and by instructions to those who are willing to be taught. And brings down the trusted stronghold. Their good works flow out of who they are. Commentary for Proverbs 21 1 The believer, perceiving that the Lord rules every heart as he sees fit, like the husbandman who turns the water through his grounds as he pleases, seeks to have his own heart, and the hearts of others, directed in his faith, fear, and love. Ver. The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty: When good planning is combined with diligent work there will be a harvest of plenty. Pharaoh had a plan to keep his slaves. “I have read of one that would haunt the taverns, theatres, and whore houses at London all day; but he durst not go forth without private prayer in the morning, and then would say at his departure, Now devil do thy worst. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge: Wise men and women don’t need to learn everything through their own misery or the misery of other people. i. Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Good To Know: Good Advice For A Better Life. i. Pilate asked Christ, What is truth? 23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. “We often give the credit of a victory to man, when they who consider the circumstances see that it came from God.” (Clarke), ii. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. The word “proverb” means “to be like,” thus Proverbs is a book of comparisons between common, concrete images and life’s most profound truths. (Read Proverbs 21:30,31) Means are to be used, but, after all, our safety and salvation are only of the Lord. A wicked man bids defiance to the terrors of the law and the rebukes of Providence. Than with a contentious and angry woman. Better to dwell in the corner of a housetop: The corner of a housetop is not a great place to live. 21:1 The a king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it wherever he will. 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. A contentious woman: “Also ‘woman’ is ambiguous for it could refer to other women in the household, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, daughter (cf. Herod for a long time desired to see Christ, but never stirred out of doors to see him. The wish to do great or good things may sometimes be taken for the deed, but if the hindrance is from a man‘s own sloth, it does but add to his condemnation. Here are some examples. When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; John Trapp Complete Commentary. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Here again we have a statement concerning monarchs, the truth of which depends, absolutely, upon the character of the monarch. Anybody's words are spirit; Jesus is not the only one whose words are spirit . 21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. Good men envy not the prosperity of evil-doers; they see there is a curse on them. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. His foolish nature dominates as he squanders it. He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; i. One can never succeed against the sovereign of the universe. The Lord rules even the most free and powerful of all human beings.” (Waltke). A wise man scales the city of the mighty: The walls of a city are difficult obstacles, especially the city of the mighty. This was the truth missed by the priest and the Levite in Jesus’s story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-36). They are full of sin themselves, and what they do is sinful.” (Clarke), ii. The Circassians are said to divide their life between rapine and repentance.” (Trapp). What do you love, death or life? Such as oppress the poor by beating down wages, such as will not relieve according to their ability those in distress, and those in authority who neglect to do justice, stop their ears at the cry of the poor. A gift in secret pacifieth anger. But the foolish misspend what they have upon their lusts. But he was unable to run away from his conscience, which tortured him.” (Bridges). A wicked man hardens his face, Many deceive themselves with a conceit that outward devotions will excuse unrighteousness. It would … Than with a contentious and angry woman: Proverbs 21:9 spoke of the contentious woman; this proverb adds the idea of anger to the picture and sets the unfortunate man even further from the house (in the wilderness). 14. Workbook on Proverbs Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of Proverbs Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness. 21 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Will also cry himself and not be heard: We will reap what we have sown. 1 They can be used by Homeschoolers, All Bible study groups, Sunday school Bible study and for individual Bible study. 1 The Lord can change the king's mind. A haughty look, a proud heart: Often a proud heart is displayed through a haughty look. b. The secret nature of this gift shows that it isn’t entirely proper, yet it may work to calm anger in an official or leader. i. But the Lord weighs the hearts. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. A gift in secret pacifies anger: This is among the proverbs that speak honestly about the effectiveness of a gift or a bribe. God directs it where he pleases. God is kind to us and he helps us. a. When holiness is pretended, but wickedness intended, that especially is an abomination. The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord: God holds and can guide the human heart. The stronghold will be pulled down.” (Bridges). A list of the best commentaries on Proverbs ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death. But doubtless care is to be used in the exercise of charity. “As a farmer channels the water where he wants and regulates its flow, so does the Lord with the king. The destruction of others should be an instruction to us.” (Trapp). Workers of iniquity: “Wicked men are great workmen; they put themselves to no small pains in ‘catering for the flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof’; yea, and this they do with singular delight.” (Trapp). The really diligent employ foresight as well as labour. It seems to be a metaphor from a traveller that sets his face against the wind and weather, and holds on his journey, though he be taking long strides towards destruction.” (Trapp), ii. 22 A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. “It is more effective to use wisdom than to rely on strength.” (Ross). b. And in general, we find that the wicked fall into the traps and pits they have digged for the righteous.” (Clarke). The path we walk on – and remain on – matters everything. A simple man or woman can learn wisdom when they see the scoffer is punished. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. There is true pleasure only in the practice of religion. Proverbs 21:5. “As every motion has an end, so every journey has a goal.” (Waltke). 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