Geneva Study Bible
(a) Solomon declares that man is the cause of his own perdition and that he cannot pretend ignorance, for God calls all men by his word and his works to follow virtue and flee from vice.
(b) Where the people resorted most and which was the place of justice.
(c) Meaning that the word of God is easy to all that have a desire for it and are not blinded by the prince of this world.
(d) That is, unless a man has wisdom, which is the true knowledge of God, he can be neither a prudent nor good counsellor.
(e) So that he who does not hate evil, does not fear God.
(f) By which he declares that honours, dignities or riches do not come from man's wisdom or industry, but by the providence of God.
(g) That is, study the word of God diligently, and with a desire to profit.
(h) Signifying that he chiefly means the spiritual treasures and heavenly riches.
(i) For there can be no true justice or judgment, which is not rejected by this wisdom.
(k) He declares by this the divinity and eternity of this wisdom, which he magnifies and praises through this book: meaning by this the eternal Son of God, Jesus Christ our Saviour, whom John calls the Word that was in the beginning (John 1:1).
(l) He declares the eternity of the Son of God, who was before all time, and ever present with the father.
(m) Some read, a chief worker signifying that this wisdom, Christ Jesus, was equal with God his father, and created, preserves and still works with him, as in (John 5:17).
(n) By which is declared that the work of the creation was no pain, but a solace to the wisdom of God.
(o) By earth he means men, which is the work of God in whom wisdom took pleasure: in that as for man's sake the divine wisdom took man's nature, and dwelt among us, and filled us with unspeakable treasures, and this is the solace and pastime of which is here spoken.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Proverbs 8". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25