Charles Bridges: Exposition of the Book of Proverbs


THE Writer desires gratefully to acknowledge the many testimonies of interest and edification connected with his Work. Deeply sensible as he is of its great imperfections, may his God have the glory!
In reference to the mass of Scriptural references, he would state, that his primary object in this, as in a former Exposition, was to draw out into view the unsearchable riches of the Sacred field. And if he may have sometimes inadvertently carried out this desire to an undue extent, he trusts, that upon the whole it may encourage some of his Readers to a meditative study of Holy Writ, so that “the Word of Christ may dwell in them richly in all wisdom,” to their own enlarged profit, and to the edification of the Church.
He has been enable to compress the work (without abridgment), in order to reduce the price for wider circulation. He has now only to commend it afresh to the blessing of his God, and to the kind acceptance of His Church.
Hinton Martell Rectory,
July 16, 1859.

In accordance with suggestions repeatedly made to the Author the Exposition of the first nine chapters has been reprinted, apart, for more extensive distribution, under the title of “A Manual for the Young;” at the price of 2s. 6d.