Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Remind me

A proverb or two a day. I should have learned verse 2 but I didn't. Verse 3 does not translate as KJV has it. The translator must have just been insulted by someone.

Proverbs 27
אַֽל־תִּ֭תְהַלֵּל בְּי֣וֹם מָחָ֑ר
כִּ֤י לֹא־תֵ֝דַ֗ע מַה־יֵּ֥לֶד יֽוֹם
1 Do not boast in the day that follows,
for you do not know what a day will beget.
יְהַלֶּלְךָ֣ זָ֣ר וְלֹא־פִ֑יךָ
נָ֝כְרִ֗י וְאַל־שְׂפָתֶֽיךָ
2 Let a stranger praise you and not your mouth,
a foreigner and not your lips.
כֹּֽבֶד־אֶ֭בֶן וְנֵ֣טֶל הַח֑וֹל
וְכַ֥עַס אֱ֝וִ֗יל כָּבֵ֥ד מִשְּׁנֵיהֶֽם
3 Heavy a stone and tolerable the sand
but obstinate grief, heavier than both of them.

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