Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
pro 4:1A father - Of me, who have paternal authority over you and affection for you.
pro 4:3Tender - Young and tender in years, and tenderly educated. Only beloved - Beloved above all the rest.
pro 4:4Said - The following verses, at least as far as the tenth verse, are the words of David.
pro 4:7With all - Even with the price of all.
pro 4:8Exalt - Let her have thine highest esteem and affection.
pro 4:9Grace - A beautiful ornament, such as they used to put upon their heads.
pro 4:16For - They cannot sleep with quietness.
pro 4:17For - Wickedness is as pleasant to them as their bread.
pro 4:18But - Just men daily grow in knowledge, and grace, and consolation, 'till all be perfected and swallowed up in glory.
pro 4:19Darkness - Full of ignorance and error, of uncertainty and confusion, of danger and misery.
pro 4:23Heart - Thy thoughts, will, and affections. For - From thence proceed all the actions, as of the natural, so of the spiritual life, which lead to eternal life.
pro 4:24Mouth - All sorts of sinful words.
pro 4:25Right on - Direct all thine actions to a right end, and keep thy mind fixed upon that way which leads to it, and neither look or turn aside to the right - hand or the left.
pro 4:26Ponder - Consider thine actions before thou dost them, and see that they agree with the rule. And - Let thine actions be uniformly and constantly good in spite of all temptations.