24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left - Avoid all crooked ways. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/proverbs-4.html. To this the Septuagint and Vulgate add the following verse: Αυτος δε ορθας ποιησει τας τροχιας σου, τας δε πορειας σου εν ειρηνη προαξει . "Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful." Easton's Bible Dictionary Proverbs 4:27. Proverbs 4:25. Go to. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. ... Proverbs 4:20-27 The Value of Wisdom in Producing Health. The Biblical Illustrator. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Editing and additions by Dennis Bratcher. Do not enter the path of the wicked,And do not walk in the way of evil.Avoid it, do not travel on it;Turn away from it and pass on.a. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Remove thy foot from evil.] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/proverbs-4.html. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil." "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. . Proverbs 3:1-4:27. De Lyra rejects the clause as a gloss that stands on no authority. Let thine eyes look right on — This advice principally regards the conduct of manners. Oh! BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". The desires of the heart fuel all that we say and do, and therefore the “keeping of the heart” should be among the chief duties in the Christian life. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Chapter 4 of Proverbs concludes on a cautionary note. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go, hang upon her as thy guide and support, and let nothing separate thee from Christ and his ways; keep her, by faith maintain a sure interest in him, for she is thy life, the author of the life of grace now, and the bestower of the eternal life of glory, which all who are faithful to him will shortly enjoy with him. True criticism from … Twelve such instructions appear in the first nine chapters of Proverbs. 1801-1803. Proverbs 5:15-23 Encouragement to Moral Purity. 3. © A Moment In Our World Proverbs 4:27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left Proverbs 4:27. of Some tamper with Popery, others, from dread of it, hazard the loss of valuable truth.'. He who is actuated solely by the love of human praise encroaches on the higher respect which he owes to conscience and to God. Proverbs 3 and 4 continue the treatment of the concept first presented in chapter 1, that there are rewards that will come to those who pursue wisdom. Our heart is to be kept with all diligence (v. 23). Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. 1832. Governments go to great pains to guard their installations, plans, and secrets, but God says that it is even more important to guard what we allow to reside in our minds. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Turn not, &c.— The LXX and Arabic read, "Do not decline to the right, nor to the left; remove thy foot from the evil way. Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-4.html. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". And in Proverbs 4:27 we are told to guard the course of our lives by staying away from evil. 1871-8. The image is from the king's highway (Numbers 20:17; Deuteronomy 2:27). 1865-1868. The latter betrays servility of spirit. Hence, virtue is often counterfeited, and religious truths have been disguised, or unfairly represented, in order to be suited to popular tastes. Commentary on Proverbs 4:10-15, 20-27 By L.G. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Proverbs 4 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. There are two verses added in the Septuagint, Arabic, 27. Such a man views every character with an indulgent eye. 1685. Whatever the belief of men be, they generally pride themselves on the possession of some good moral qualities. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". How delightful is it to see the beautiful similitude the wise man adopts in this book of Proverbs, by way of recommending attention to this great subject of getting Wisdom and understanding. He taught me also; though a king, not too great to be a teacher; and said unto me, let thine heart retain my words, treasure them up in thy memory, as the most invaluable riches; keep my commandments, and live: his obedience to them would, according to the promise, prolong his days on earth; or his fidelity to the inspired instructions of his father would lead him to life eternal. The word “proverb” means “to be like,” thus Proverbs is a book of comparisons between common, concrete images and life’s most profound truths. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. < Proverbs 4:26. 1905-1909. Ipse autem rectos faciet cursus tuos; itinera autem tua in pace producet. punishment. Some flee the cross, others make one. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Turn not to the right hand nor to the left -, Αυτος δε ορθας ποιησει τας τροχιας σου, τας δε πορειας σου εν ειρηνη προαξει, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Turn not to the right hand nor to the left, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. New York. A man’s “way,” in Scripture, is his conduct and character; his action and life; his thoughts, purposes, and plans; and all these considered from a moral or religious point of view. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. evil things; abstain from all appearance of evil, keep at a ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. They will bring life to anyone who discovers their meaning (v. 22). In possessing him they possess all things, and find treasure that fadeth not away. 1870. The sense of duty is deeply rooted in the human heart. Get wisdom, Christ the sum and substance of it, and the knowledge of his grace, revealed in the word of truth; get understanding, in the diligent use of all instituted means; for, though it is the gift of God, this does not make our diligence the less needful, but rather engages us to exert it, in confidence of success from God: forget it not, whatever measure is attained, neither decline from the words of my mouth; for when once we deviate but a step from the paths of righteousness, we know not where we shall stop. Proverbs 4:10-15 (Proverbs 4:10) Hear, my child, and accept my words, that the years of your life … Jesus will be, as this sweet chapter expresseth it, an ornament of grace to the head, and a crown of glory will he deliver to them that love him. Proverbs pulls together the most important 513 of the over 3,000 proverbs pondered by Solomon (1 Kin. Amplified® Darby K.J.V. Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Exalt her, ascribe to Jesus the honour due unto his excellent name, and highly value and esteem the glorious truths of God; and she shall promote thee, she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her, the highest honour and promotion, even that of being sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, to which all, who by faith apprehend Christ, shall be advanced. Both these classes of men run to a faulty extreme. For the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day; their character is the just or justified, and also holy, who, by faith in Christ Jesus, are righteous before God. Is he the pearl of great price in your esteem? But it is in the Roman [Septuagint], &c., (Haydock) and in the new edition of St. Jerome, as it was explained by Ven. All rights reserved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/proverbs-4.html. evil; "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". Salem Media Group. Avoid tricks, wiles, and deceptions of this kind. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee from the snares and temptations which surround us; love her, as the most desirable object, and she shall keep thee from sin, from sorrow, from every evil way. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Then there is the danger of running to the extreme of anxiety about worldly interests on the one hand and of negligence on the other. Proverbs 6:1-11 Warning Against Laziness. Then, by association, come such things as are related to walking, as the way, the feet, the steps, etc. Turning neither to the right hand nor to the left, we shall, as far as our frailty permits, approach to the perfection of the human character. The idea of succession involved in all mental operations, exercises, and even states, readily suggests a progress, of which walking is, perhaps, the most fitting emblem. 26, which it more fully explains. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Proverbs 4:27 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. The frequent use in this book of such terms as way, path, step, walk, etc., deserves a passing notice. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". In Proverbs 4:24 we are warned about guarding out speech. [Proverbs 5:8]. He saith himself, hold fast that which thou host; let no man take thy crown. Its ordinary signification is "to make level, or even," as in Isaiah 26:7; Isaiah 40:12; and Proverbs 5:6. A life of integrity requires attention to heart, speech, eyes, and conduct. The opposite extreme is more dangerous--that of too great facility and accommodation to the ways of others. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. We need also to be warned against the extreme of engaging in a course of life too busy and hurried, or of being devoted to one too retired and unemployed. distance from it; the evil of sin brings on the evil of “Neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. Let us study to attain a regular, uniform, consistent character, where nothing that is excessive or disproportioned shall come forward to view. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". We must next guard against either too great severity or too great facility of manners. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. 30:21 ) ; nor be moved out of it by threatenings and menaces, All of these warnings come after Proverbs 4:23 where we are told to guard our hearts. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". the blessedness of such a discovery! Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-4.html. 1905. . BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". The literary form that is used throughout these chapters is called an instruction. Such terms are so natural to express action of every kind, whether physical or moral, that we scarcely recognise them as tropical. For I was my father' son, tender and only-beloved in the sight of my mother; the darling son, Jedediah, beloved of the Lord, and therefore beloved of them. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 12:9), along with some proverbs of others whom Solomon likely influenced. The … For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. - This verse, with which the teacher closes this discourse, is very closely connected with ver. The heathen orator (a) could say, A recta conscientia ne latum quidem unguem discedendum; A man may not depart a hair’s breadth all his life long from the dictates of a good conscience. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". The command is the parallel of … Some are too held, others too diffident Some neglect the One Mediator, others seek more mediators than one. Bestir thee no otherwise than if thou hadst trod upon a snake. Proverbs 4:13 "Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life." 1874-1909. 1. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Bede. .—Comp. Proverbs 4:27 A Father's Wise Instruction. A Warning Found Also IN Deuteronomy 5:32–33 SO BE Careful TO DO What THE LORD Your GOD HAS Commanded You; Do NOT Turn Aside To The Right OR To The Left. Beholding Christ as the pearl of great price, everyone engaged in the pursuit of getting him, may be justly compared to the wise merchant-man. Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding; fathers are bound to use every method to inculcate on their children the knowledge of divine things, and they are in duty bound to pay all deference and attention to their advice; but whether they hear, or forbear, it will be a parent's comfort to have done his best: for I give you good doctrine; which, if received, will make you both wise and holy; forsake ye not my law. Be an upright, downright, and straight-forward man. Proverbs 4:25-27 I think this is interesting because of how easy it seems written here, and how hard it seems in actual practice. Either into the road of immorality and profaneness, or into that https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-4.html. Ask; Commentary; Dictionary; Strong's; Notes; Matthew Henry Concise. Jesus condemned anger “without a cause” as comparable to murder (Matt 5:21-22). "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 4:32; Eccl. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". It is encouraging to read through the privileges and promises that are ours in Christ Jesus, in the first three chapters of Ephesians, and know God is able to do abundantly above all we ask or think. BibliographyGill, John. Nothing, in moral conduct, is more difficult than to avoid turning here, either to the right hand or to the left; to preserve a just medium. Some versions, as the Septuagint, add here the following: “For God knows the ways on the right hand, but those on the left are crooked. Fly all extremes, and neither add to God’s commands, nor take from them. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. and Vulgate Latin versions, which are not in the Hebrew text; Proud member in which he would have you walk; remove, by foot from The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Series) for Sunday, September 11, 2011, is from Proverbs 4:10-15, 20-27. (Compare Pr 4:25). Young's Compare all. (Calmet). Their path is Christ himself, they walk in him, supported by his grace, and led by his word and Spirit, their shining light; and as the beams of day first break through the darkness, then in the horizon deep the rising sun appears, till at the last, ascending his meridian height, his brightest glories are displayed; so, increasing with the increase of God, the faithful soul grows more and more enlightened with divine truth, enlivened with divine warmth, till perfected in holiness, the full blaze of glory comes; and in eternity, without a cloud, we shall enjoy the transforming and beatific vision of our God. "Commentary on Proverbs 4:27". 2. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened, but in the glorious liberty of the sons of God thine heart shall be enlarged with love, and every obstruction removed; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble, through any snares laid by the enemy of souls. 1859. nor by flatteries and promises; neither be cast down with Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. Proverbs 4:25-27 -- On Walking God's Path "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. In Proverbs 4:25 we are warned to guard our eyes. What does Proverbs 4:27 mean? The meaning "to ponder," i.e. God's holy law is our heavenly King's highway. Proverbs 4:27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. Turn not to the right.] (Compare Proverbs 4:25). (27) Turn not aside . And though it is without money and without price, freely given, and as freely to be enjoyed; yet like the merchant-man, there must be an early search, a daily enquiry, and a constant pursuit. Temptations will be many and various, but whenever the seemingly plausible, pleasurable, or profitable evil is presented to thy thought, instantly reject it and turn away from it. Happy the souls that so search as to obtain and so seek as to find. First 30-days on us! Religious and moral conduct Whatever the belief of men be, they generally pride themselves on the possession of some good moral qualities. Proverbs 5:1 > 27. We must not in the lost turn aside from it into the by-ways of superstitious will-worship on the one hand, and unbelieving self-subfficiency on the other (Deuteronomy 5:32; Deuteronomy 17:11; Deuteronomy 17:20). If an addition, it is certainly very ancient; and the promise it contains is true whether the clause be authentic or not. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. For his psalms are full of Christ, whom to know is everlasting life. "Abhor that which is evil"; [Romans 12:9] "abstain from all appearance," all shows and shadows of it. The importance of not being pulled astray was a lesson Solomon learned, painfully, in his own life (1 Kings 11:4). Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil." adversity, nor be lifted up with prosperity; but keep on in an In Proverbs 4:26 we are warned to use our minds wisely. They are applied not only to outward actions, but to internal operations, thoughts, purposes, feelings, states and character. The Arabic has also a clause to the same effect. The treasure is hidden in the field of the scripture and must be sought for, if obtained, with suited diligence, and earnestness of inquiry. Proverbs 4:25-27 follows the paternal appeal to “keep the heart with all vigilance” introduced in verse 23. Proverbs 4:25-27 "Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Deuteronomy 5:32. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Some are too greedy, others too ascetic. We are formed for a mixture of action and retreat. Solomon earnestly exhorts his children, and all like them of a teachable spirit, to attend to the lessons of instruction that he was about to deliver. True religion enjoins us to pursue the difficult but honourable aim of uniting good-nature with fixed religious principle, affable manners with untainted virtue. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left - (Proverbs 4:25.) He communicated to them what he had received from his father, and by experience had proved to be excellent. REFLECTIONS.—Nothing too great can be said in the commendation of divine wisdom. 1999. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil. Proverbs are simple, moral statements (or … The LXX. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. NASB E-Prime R.S.V. The ever-recurring image of the straight road on which no one ever loses his way represents here as elsewhere the onward course through life of the man who seeks and finds wisdom.