Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
pro 28:2But - By a wise and good prince.
pro 28:3It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.
pro 28:4Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely reprove them.
pro 28:5Judgment - What is just and right. All things - Which are necessary to be known by them.
pro 28:6Better - In a much happier condition.
pro 28:10Causeth - That by evil counsel, or example, or artifice, draws them into evil.
pro 28:12Rejoice - Are promoted. Glory - In that common - wealth. Rise - Are advanced to authority. Hidden - Wise and good men, who only are worthy of the name of men, withdraw themselves into obscure places.
pro 28:14Alway - In all times, companies, and conditions.
pro 28:16Oppressor - The tyranny of a prince, is a manifest sign of folly. Prolong - By God's favour, the peace and satisfaction of his own mind, and the hearty love of his people.
pro 28:17Violence - That sheddeth any man's blood. Shall flee - Shall speedily be destroyed. Shall slay - None should desire or endeavour to save him from his deserved punishment.
pro 28:18At once - Once for all; so he shall never rise more.
pro 28:20Faithful - Who deals truly and justly in all his transactions.
pro 28:21For - When a man hath once accustomed himself to take bribes, a very small advantage will make him sell justice.
pro 28:22Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.
pro 28:24The same - Is a thief and robber.
pro 28:25Fat - Shall live happily and comfortably.
pro 28:26Wisely - Distrusting his own judgment, and seeking the advice of others, and especially of God.
pro 28:28Men - Righteous men are afraid to appear publickly.