Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Proverbs 11

Very short cryptic verses. Who will say they know the meaning of a proverb? The music divides the text. What can be made of the patterns in the music relating to both adjacent verses and to the set that is collected in this chapter?


Proverbs 11 Fn Min Max Syll
מֹאזְנֵ֣י מִ֭רְמָה תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְהוָ֑ה
וְאֶ֖בֶן שְׁלֵמָ֣ה רְצוֹנֽוֹ
1 Balance through deceit, an abomination to Yahweh,
but a stone of full payment, his bidding.
3e 4B 9
9
בָּֽא־זָ֭דוֹן וַיָּבֹ֣א קָל֑וֹן
וְֽאֶת־צְנוּעִ֥ים חָכְמָֽה
2 Come presumption, and will come disgrace,
but with modesty, wisdom.
3e 4B 8
7
תֻּמַּ֣ת יְשָׁרִ֣ים תַּנְחֵ֑ם
וְסֶ֖לֶף בּוֹגְדִ֣ים יְשָׁדֵּֽם
3 The completeness of the upright, their guide,
but the undermining of the treacherous will devastate them.
3e 4B 7
8
לֹא־יוֹעִ֣יל ה֭וֹן בְּי֣וֹם עֶבְרָ֑ה
וּ֝צְדָקָ֗ה תַּצִּ֥יל מִמָּֽוֶת
4 No use, high value in the day of fury,
but righteousness delivers from death.
3e 4B 7
8
צִדְקַ֣ת תָּ֭מִים תְּיַשֵּׁ֣ר דַּרְכּ֑וֹ
וּ֝בְרִשְׁעָת֗וֹ יִפֹּ֥ל רָשָֽׁע
5 The righteousness of the complete makes his way upright,
but in his wickedness, one who is wicked will fall.
3e 4B 9
8
צִדְקַ֣ת יְ֭שָׁרִים תַּצִּילֵ֑ם
וּ֝בְהַוַּ֗ת בֹּגְדִ֥ים יִלָּכֵֽדוּ
6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
but in calamities, the treacherous will be caught.
3e 4B 8
9
בְּמ֤וֹת אָדָ֣ם רָ֭שָׁע תֹּאבַ֣ד תִּקְוָ֑ה
וְתוֹחֶ֖לֶת אוֹנִ֣ים אָבָֽדָה
7 When a wicked earthling dies, expectation will perish,
and the hope of the mischievous perishes.
3e 4C 10
9
צַ֭דִּיק מִצָּרָ֣ה נֶחֱלָ֑ץ
וַיָּבֹ֖א רָשָׁ֣ע תַּחְתָּֽיו
8 g A righteous one from trouble is rescued,
and wickedness will come instead of it.
3e 4B 8
7
בְּפֶ֗ה חָ֭נֵף יַשְׁחִ֣ת רֵעֵ֑הוּ
וּ֝בְדַ֗עַת צַדִּיקִ֥ים יֵחָלֵֽצוּ
9 In the mouth of a hypocrite is the destruction of his associate,
but in knowledge, the righteous will be rescued.
3e 4B 9
10
בְּט֣וּב צַ֭דִּיקִים תַּעֲלֹ֣ץ קִרְיָ֑ה
וּבַאֲבֹ֖ד רְשָׁעִ֣ים רִנָּֽה
10 In the goodness of the righteous, a town is elated,
and in the perishing of the wicked, a loud shout.
3e 4B 10
9
בְּבִרְכַּ֣ת יְ֭שָׁרִים תָּר֣וּם קָ֑רֶת
וּבְפִ֥י רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים תֵּהָרֵֽס
11 In the blessing of the upright, a town contributes,
but in the mouth of the wicked, it is overthrown.
3e 4B 10
8
בָּז־לְרֵעֵ֥הוּ חֲסַר־לֵ֑ב
וְאִ֖ישׁ תְּבוּנ֣וֹת יַחֲרִֽישׁ
12 One who is contemptuous to its associate is lacking in heart,
but a person of understanding will be silent.
3e 4B 8
8
הוֹלֵ֣ךְ רָ֭כִיל מְגַלֶּה־סּ֑וֹד
וְנֶאֱמַן־ר֝֗וּחַ מְכַסֶּ֥ה דָבָֽר
13 A travelling merchant uncovers intimacy,
but a faithful wind covers a thing.
3e 4B 8
11
בְּאֵ֣ין תַּ֭חְבֻּלוֹת יִפָּל־עָ֑ם
וּ֝תְשׁוּעָ֗ה בְּרֹ֣ב יוֹעֵֽץ
14 Without margins, a people will fall,
but there is safety in much consultation.
3e 4B 8
7
רַע־יֵ֭רוֹעַ כִּי־עָ֣רַב זָ֑ר
וְשֹׂנֵ֖א תֹקְעִ֣ים בּוֹטֵֽחַ
15 A thought of triumph when one insures a stranger,
but hating guarantees is an act of trust.
3e 4B 7
8
אֵֽשֶׁת־חֵ֭ן תִּתְמֹ֣ךְ כָּב֑וֹד
וְ֝עָרִיצִ֗ים יִתְמְכוּ־עֹֽשֶׁר
16 A woman of graciousness maintains glory,
and ruthless men maintain riches.
3e 4B 7
8
גֹּמֵ֣ל נַ֭פְשׁוֹ אִ֣ישׁ חָ֑סֶד
וְעֹכֵ֥ר שְׁ֝אֵר֗וֹ אַכְזָרִֽי
17 Each showing mercy matures integrity,
but one who is vicious agitates its physical power.
3e 4B 7
9
רָשָׁ֗ע עֹשֶׂ֥ה פְעֻלַּת־שָׁ֑קֶר
וְזֹרֵ֥עַ צְ֝דָקָ֗ה שֶׂ֣כֶר אֱמֶֽת
18 Wickedness does the works of falsehood,
but sowing righteousness earns truth.
3e 4B 9
11
כֵּן־צְדָקָ֥ה לְחַיִּ֑ים
וּמְרַדֵּ֖ף רָעָ֣ה לְמוֹתֽוֹ
19 So righteousness is for life,
and the pursuit of evil is for its death.
3e 4B 7
8
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה עִקְּשֵׁי־לֵ֑ב
וּ֝רְצוֹנ֗וֹ תְּמִ֣ימֵי דָֽרֶךְ
20 An abomination to Yahweh, the devious of heart,
but his favour is on the complete of the way.
3e 4B 8
8
יָ֣ד לְ֭יָד לֹא־יִנָּ֣קֶה רָּ֑ע
וְזֶ֖רַע צַדִּיקִ֣ים נִמְלָֽט
21 B Hand in hand, evil will not be held innocent,
but the seed of the righteous will escape.
3e 4B 7
8
נֶ֣זֶם זָ֭הָב בְּאַ֣ף חֲזִ֑יר
אִשָּׁ֥ה יָ֝פָ֗ה וְסָ֣רַת טָֽעַם
22 B An earring of gold in the snout of a boar,
a woman of beauty and a departure from discretion.
3e 4B 8
9
תַּאֲוַ֣ת צַדִּיקִ֣ים אַךְ־ט֑וֹב
תִּקְוַ֖ת רְשָׁעִ֣ים עֶבְרָֽה
23 The desire of the righteous, surely goodness.
The expectation of the wicked, fury.
3e 4B 8
7
יֵ֣שׁ מְ֭פַזֵּר וְנוֹסָ֥ף ע֑וֹד
וְחוֹשֵׂ֥ךְ מִ֝יֹּ֗שֶׁר אַךְ־לְמַחְסֽוֹר
24 B There is one scattering and more is added,
and one keeping back from equity, surely is to deprivation.
3e 4B 8
10
נֶֽפֶשׁ־בְּרָכָ֥ה תְדֻשָּׁ֑ן
וּ֝מַרְוֶ֗ה גַּם־ה֥וּא יוֹרֶֽא
25 The self that is a blessing will be fattened,
and one who saturates, even he, will be feared.
3e 4A 8
7
מֹ֣נֵֽעַ בָּ֭ר יִקְּבֻ֣הוּ לְא֑וֹם
וּ֝בְרָכָ֗ה לְרֹ֣אשׁ מַשְׁבִּֽיר
26 B One who withholds corn, the tribe will pierce him,
but blessing on the head of a peddler.
3e 4B 9
7
שֹׁ֣חֵֽר ט֭וֹב יְבַקֵּ֣שׁ רָצ֑וֹן
וְדֹרֵ֖שׁ רָעָ֣ה תְבוֹאֶֽנּוּ
27 B Who seeks goodness early, seeks acceptance,
but who searches out for hurt, it will come to them.
3e 4B 8
9
בּוֹטֵ֣חַ בְּ֭עָשְׁרוֹ ה֣וּא יִפֹּ֑ל
וְ֝כֶעָלֶ֗ה צַדִּיקִ֥ים יִפְרָֽחוּ
28 Who trusts in his riches, he will fall,
but as a leaf, the righteous will flourish.
3e 4B 9
10
עוֹכֵ֣ר בֵּ֭יתוֹ יִנְחַל־ר֑וּחַ
וְעֶ֥בֶד אֱ֝וִ֗יל לַחֲכַם־לֵֽב
29 Who agitates its house will inherit wind.
The obstinate will serve the shrewd heart.
3e 4B 8
9
פְּֽרִי־צַ֭דִּיק עֵ֣ץ חַיִּ֑ים
וְלֹקֵ֖חַ נְפָשׂ֣וֹת חָכָֽם
30 The fruit of a righteous one, a tree of life,
and who lays hold of such selves is wise.
3e 4B 6
9
הֵ֣ן צַ֭דִּיק בָּאָ֣רֶץ יְשֻׁלָּ֑ם
אַ֝֗ף כִּֽי־רָשָׁ֥ע וְחוֹטֵֽא
31 B Lo, a righteous one in the earth will be repaid,
indeed for wickedness and sin.
3e 4B 9
6