1 a Who was an excellent man in vertue and knowledge in the time of Salomon.
1 b Which were Agurs schollers or friends.
2 ! To humble our selues in consideration of Gods workes.
2 c Herein he declareth his great humilitie who wolde not attribute anie wisdome to him self, but all vnto God.
4 d Meaning, to knowe the secretes of God, as thogh he wolde saye, none.
5 ! The worde of God is perfite.
7 e He maketh this request to God.
9 f Meaning, that they that put their trust in their riches, forget God, & that by to muche wealth men haue an occasion to the same.
10 g In accusing him without cause.
11 ! Or the wicked & hypocrites.
15 ! Of things that are neuer saciate.
15 h The leach hathe two forkes in her tongue, which here he calleth her two daughters, whereby she sucketh the blood: and is neuer satiat: euen so are the couetous extorsioners insatiable.
17 i Which hante in the valley for carions.
18 ! Of others that are wonderful
20 k She hath her desires, & alter counterfaiteth as thogh she were an honest woman.
22 l These communely abuse the state whereunto their are called.
23 m Which is maried to her master after the death of her mastres.
24 n Thei conteine great doctrine & wisdome.
28 o If man be not able to compasse these commune things by his wisdome, we can not attribute wisdome to man but folie.
32 p Make a stay & continue not in doing euil.