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(a) Whom Hezekiah appointed for this purpose.
(b) That is, gathered out of various books of Solomon.
(c) God does not reveal the cause of his judgments to man.
(d) Because the king rules by the revealed word of God, the cause of his doings must appear, and therefore he must use diligence in trying causes.
(e) He shows that it is too hard for man to attain the reason of all the secret doings of the king, even when he is upright and does his duty.
(f) When vice is removed from a king, he is a meet vessel for the Lord's use.
(g) It is not enough that he is pure himself, but that he put away others who are corrupted.
(h) Lest while you think by this means to have an end of the matter, it put you to further trouble.
(i) In the time of great heat, when men desire cold.
(k) Which have an outward appearance, and are nothing within.
(l) By not creating opportunity to provoke him further.
(m) That is, the heart that is bent to anger, as in (Proverbs 15:1).
(n) Use moderately the pleasures of this world.
(o) Which melts it, and consumes it.
(p) You will, as if by force, overcome him, in so much that his own conscience will move him to acknowledge the benefits, and his heart will be inflamed.
(q) And so is in extreme danger.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25