New Defender's Study Bible Notes
25:1 proverbs of Solomon. See notes on Proverbs 1:1; 10:1. Solomon wrote three thousand proverbs (I Kings 4:32).
25:1 men of Hezekiah. That Hezekiah had access to the earlier writings of David and Solomon may support the inference that King Hezekiah wrote and/or collected the fifteen “songs of degrees” (Psalms 120–134).
25:2 conceal a thing. The dominion mandate (Genesis 1:26-28) implies that men should do research to acquire ever fuller understanding of the marvels of creation. It is somehow glorifying to God for men to “think God’s thoughts after Him.”
25:3 heaven for height. Men can never search out the full extent of heaven or the deep interior of the earth. Compare Jeremiah 31:37.
25:7 Come up hither. Compare Luke 14:7-11.
25:11 pictures. This Hebrew word refers to images carved in relief.
25:22 coals of fire. This figure is used by Paul in Romans 12:20. Carrying about on one’s head a pan of burning coals was considered an act of contrition. Repaying good for evil may often bring about such a change of heart.