Saturday, April 30, 2016

Frames within Proverbs?

I haven't read Proverbs as a book. It seems too much at once. So maybe I should do one or two a day and see what emerges. I wonder if I am looking at frames in the few I have done so far? 14:12 and 16:25 are identical and similar to 21:2. 17:3 matches 27:21.

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תְּחִלַּ֣ת חָ֭כְמָה יִרְאַ֣ת יְהוָ֑ה
וְדַ֖עַת קְדֹשִׁ֣ים בִּינָֽה
10 The commencement of wisdom, the fear of Yahweh.
And knowledge of holy things, discernment.
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10
בִּרְכַּ֣ת יְ֭הוָה הִ֣יא תַעֲשִׁ֑יר
וְלֹֽא־יוֹסִ֖ף עֶ֣צֶב עִמָּֽהּ
22 The blessing of Yahweh, it enriches,
and he adds no hardship with it.
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7
14
יֵ֤שׁ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יָ֭שָׁר לִפְנֵי־אִ֑ישׁ
וְ֝אַחֲרִיתָ֗הּ דַּרְכֵי־מָֽוֶת
12 There is a way that is upright facing a person,
and following it are the ways of death.
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16
יֵ֤שׁ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יָ֭שָׁר לִפְנֵי־אִ֑ישׁ
וְ֝אַחֲרִיתָ֗הּ דַּרְכֵי־מָֽוֶת
25 There is a way that is upright facing a person,
and following it are the ways of death.
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17
ט֤וֹב פַּ֣ת חֲ֭רֵבָה וְשַׁלְוָה־בָ֑הּ
מִ֝בַּ֗יִת מָלֵ֥א זִבְחֵי־רִֽיב
1 Better, a desert fragment and ease with it,
than a house full of disputed offerings.
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8
עֶֽבֶד־מַשְׂכִּ֗יל יִ֭מְשֹׁל בְּבֵ֣ן מֵבִ֑ישׁ
וּבְת֥וֹךְ אַ֝חִ֗ים יַחֲלֹ֥ק נַחֲלָֽה
2 An insightful servant will govern a child that causes shame,
and among kin will divide an inheritance.
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10
מַצְרֵ֣ף לַ֭כֶּסֶף וְכ֣וּר לַזָּהָ֑ב
וּבֹחֵ֖ן לִבּ֣וֹת יְהוָֽה
3 Crucible for silver and forge for gold,
so testing for hearts is Yahweh.
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7
אֶֽבֶן־חֵ֣ן הַ֭שֹּׁחַד בְּעֵינֵ֣י בְעָלָ֑יו
אֶֽל־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֖ר יִפְנֶ֣ה יַשְׂכִּֽיל
8 A graced stone is a bribe in the eyes of its owner.
To all that faces it gives insight.
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19
שֹׁמֵ֣ר מִ֭צְוָה שֹׁמֵ֣ר נַפְשׁ֑וֹ
בּוֹזֵ֖ה דְרָכָ֣יו יָמֽוּת
16 One who keeps a command keeps its very self.
One who despises his ways will die.
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21
כָּֽל־דֶּרֶךְ־אִ֭ישׁ יָשָׁ֣ר בְּעֵינָ֑יו
וְתֹכֵ֖ן לִבּ֣וֹת יְהוָֽה
2 Every way of anyone is upright in its eyes,
but Yahweh balances hearts.
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27
מַצְרֵ֣ף לַ֭כֶּסֶף וְכ֣וּר לַזָּהָ֑ב
וְ֝אִ֗ישׁ לְפִ֣י מַהֲלָלֽוֹ
21 Crucible for silver and forge for gold,
so each is here for its praise.
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