Monday, January 31, 2011

Proverbs 14-18

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

14:1 - "The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands."

15:20 - "A wise child makes a glad father but the foolish despise their mothers."

Proverbs 16 - No mention of any women.

17:12 - "Better to meet a she-bear robbed of its cubs than to confront a fool immersed in folly."
17:25 - "Foolish children are a grief to their father and bitterness to her who bore them."

18:22 - "He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.

My Comments

I didn't realize before, but I went back to check and noticed that Wisdom's name is never capitalized (except, of course, when it is the first word of a sentence). Even when it is directly referencing her, like saying "wisdom calls," it never capitalizes her name.

Just figured I should mention that now since I failed to in previous posts.

Also, I think I know a group of children who would very much disagree with verse 17:12. Just saying.

Not much else new here. More repeats of the "a good child makes a glad father and a bad child makes a sad mother" and "a woman is either good or bad, never in between" verses. Already spoken on those before. But this is the first time we've gotten a verse where we have a bad child upsetting both the father and the mother, so a small change on the good fathers/bad mothers theme. We'll see if this is just a one off or if this too becomes a pattern that bears repeating ad nauseam.

Seriously, did people need things repeated to them this much back in those days? You'd think writing tools and paper were so precious back then they would refine their writing a little better so as not to waste more stone tablets/paper with needless redundancies. Just saying.

Wednesday: Proverbs 19-22

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