This volume of Matthew Henry's well-known Complete Commentary provides an exhaustive verse-by-verse study of the middle five books of the Old Testament, also known as the books of wisdom. This is a faithful printing of the Henry's Commentary retaining the original volume preface, chapter analyses, inline scripture, passage titles, and all of Henry's unabridged remarks and observations. Tasteful formatting updates have been applied to make it easier for the reader to lookup and analyze specific verses.
This monumental work dates from 1714 and has stood the test of time. Even today after three centuries this commentary is still gets recommended by popular modern-day preachers like John Piper of DesiringGod.org. Famous evangelical Protestant preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times - the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least."
Henry's comments are primarily exegetical, dealing with the scripture text as presented, with his prime intention being explanation, for practical and devotional purposes. While not being a work of textual research, Henry's Commentary gives the result of a critical account of the original as of his time, with practical application. It was and still is considered sensible and stylish, a commentary for devotional purposes.