Sunday, June 11, 2017

Proverbs 12

I never thought Proverbs would be fun. So far it is a respite from prose, and a challenge to wit. The human / earthling אדם, (adam) is in view here with its fourfold repetition. The root of the righteous will not be moved, but it will give...

Proverbs 12 Fn Min Max Syll
אֹהֵ֣ב מ֭וּסָר אֹ֣הֵֽב דָּ֑עַת
וְשֹׂנֵ֖א תוֹכַ֣חַת בָּֽעַר
1 One who loves a warning loves knowledge,
but one hating correction is a brute.
3e 4B 8
8
ט֗וֹב יָפִ֣יק רָ֭צוֹן מֵיְהוָ֑ה
וְאִ֖ישׁ מְזִמּ֣וֹת יַרְשִֽׁיעַ
2 ~ One who is good draws forth acceptance from Yahweh,
but a schemer he condemns.
3e 4B 8
8
לֹא־יִכּ֣וֹן אָדָ֣ם בְּרֶ֑שַׁע
וְשֹׁ֥רֶשׁ צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים בַּל־יִמּֽוֹט
3 A human will not be established by wickedness,
for the root of the righteous will not be moved.
3e 4B 7
9
אֵֽשֶׁת־חַ֭יִל עֲטֶ֣רֶת בַּעְלָ֑הּ
וּכְרָקָ֖ב בְּעַצְמוֹתָ֣יו מְבִישָֽׁה
4 A woman of ability, a crown of her husband,
but like rottenness into his bones, one that makes shame.
3e 4B 9
10
מַחְשְׁב֣וֹת צַדִּיקִ֣ים מִשְׁפָּ֑ט
תַּחְבֻּל֖וֹת רְשָׁעִ֣ים מִרְמָֽה
5 The considerations of the righteous, judgment,
the margins of the wicked, deceit.
3e 4B 8
8
דִּבְרֵ֣י רְשָׁעִ֣ים אֱרָב־דָּ֑ם
וּפִ֥י יְ֝שָׁרִ֗ים יַצִּילֵֽם
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
3e 4B 8
8
הָפ֣וֹךְ רְשָׁעִ֣ים וְאֵינָ֑ם
וּבֵ֖ית צַדִּיקִ֣ים יַעֲמֹֽד
7 Overturned are the wicked and there is no them,
but the house of the righteous will stand.
3e 4B 8
8
לְֽפִי־שִׂ֭כְלוֹ יְהֻלַּל־אִ֑ישׁ
וְנַעֲוֵה־לֵ֝֗ב יִהְיֶ֥ה לָבֽוּז
8 For the mouth of its insight each will be praised,
but a perverse heart will be held in contempt.
3e 4A 8
9
ט֣וֹב נִ֭קְלֶה וְעֶ֣בֶד ל֑וֹ
מִ֝מְּתַכַּבֵּ֗ד וַחֲסַר־לָֽחֶם
9 B Better disgraced and have a servant,
than to glorify oneself and lack bread.
3e 4B 7
9
יוֹדֵ֣עַ צַ֭דִּיק נֶ֣פֶשׁ בְּהֶמְתּ֑וֹ
וְֽרַחֲמֵ֥י רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים אַכְזָרִֽי
10 A righteous one knows the integrity of its beast,
but the compassion of the wicked is vicious.
3e 4B 10
10
עֹבֵ֣ד אַ֭דְמָתוֹ יִֽשְׂבַּֽע־לָ֑חֶם
וּמְרַדֵּ֖ף רֵיקִ֣ים חֲסַר־לֵֽב
11 One who serves its own ground is satisfied with bread,
but one pursuing those who are empty is lacking in heart.
3e 4B 9
8
חָמַ֣ד רָ֭שָׁע מְצ֣וֹד רָעִ֑ים
וְשֹׁ֖רֶשׁ צַדִּיקִ֣ים יִתֵּֽן
12 Wickedness finds attractive the fortress of evils,
but the root of the righteous will give.
3e 4B 8
8
בְּפֶ֣שַׁע שְׂ֭פָתַיִם מוֹקֵ֣שׁ רָ֑ע
וַיֵּצֵ֖א מִצָּרָ֣ה צַדִּֽיק
13 By the transgression of lips, a thought, trapped,
but a righteous one will emerge from trouble.
3e 4B 9
8
מִפְּרִ֣י פִי־אִ֭ישׁ יִשְׂבַּע־ט֑וֹב
וּגְמ֥וּל יְדֵי־אָ֝דָ֗ם יָשִׁ֥יב לֽוֹ
14 From the fruit of my mouth each is satisfied with good,
and the reward of the hands of a human will return to it.
3e 4B 7
8
דֶּ֣רֶךְ אֱ֭וִיל יָשָׁ֣ר בְּעֵינָ֑יו
וְשֹׁמֵ֖עַ לְעֵצָ֣ה חָכָֽם
15 B The way of the obstinate is upright in its own eyes,
but one who hears advice is wise.
3e 4B 9
9
אֱוִ֗יל בַּ֭יּוֹם יִוָּדַ֣ע כַּעְס֑וֹ
וְכֹסֶ֖ה קָל֣וֹן עָרֽוּם
16 The obstinate in the day will know its grief,
but the crafty covers disgrace.
3e 4B 9
7
יָפִ֣יחַ אֱ֭מוּנָה יַגִּ֣יד צֶ֑דֶק
וְעֵ֖ד שְׁקָרִ֣ים מִרְמָֽה
17 The respiration of faithfulness will make righteousness evident,
but a witness to falsehoods, deceit.
3e 4B 10
7
יֵ֣שׁ בּ֭וֹטֶה כְּמַדְקְר֣וֹת חָ֑רֶב
וּלְשׁ֖וֹן חֲכָמִ֣ים מַרְפֵּֽא
18 B There is speaking rashly like the stabbing of a sword,
but the tongue of the shrewd is healing.
3e 4B 9
7
שְֽׂפַת־אֱ֭מֶת תִּכּ֣וֹן לָעַ֑ד
וְעַד־אַ֝רְגִּ֗יעָה לְשׁ֣וֹן שָֽׁקֶר
19 The lip of truth will be established for ever,
and ever momentary is a false tongue.
3e 4B 8
9
מִ֭רְמָה בְּלֶב־חֹ֣רְשֵׁי רָ֑ע
וּֽלְיֹעֲצֵ֖י שָׁל֣וֹם שִׂמְחָֽה
20 g Deceit, in the heart of those who plough evil.
but to the counselors of peace, gladness.
3e 4B 7
8
לֹא־יְאֻנֶּ֣ה לַצַּדִּ֣יק כָּל־אָ֑וֶן
וּ֝רְשָׁעִ֗ים מָ֣לְאוּ רָֽע
21 There is no opportunity for one who is righteous for any mischief,
but the wicked are filled with evil.
3e 4B 10
6
תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה שִׂפְתֵי־שָׁ֑קֶר
וְעֹשֵׂ֖י אֱמוּנָ֣ה רְצוֹנֽוֹ
22 An abomination to Yahweh, false lips,
but those doing faithfulness he favours.
3e 4B 8
9
אָדָ֣ם עָ֭רוּם כֹּ֣סֶה דָּ֑עַת
וְלֵ֥ב כְּ֝סִילִ֗ים יִקְרָ֥א אִוֶּֽלֶת
23 A crafty human covers knowledge,
and the heart of dullards proclaims foolishness.
3e 4B 8
10
יַד־חָרוּצִ֥ים תִּמְשׁ֑וֹל
ו֝רְמִיָּ֗ה תִּהְיֶ֥ה לָמַֽס
24 The hand of the decisive rules,
but the deceitful will be in forced service.
3e 4A 6
7
דְּאָגָ֣ה בְלֶב־אִ֣ישׁ יַשְׁחֶ֑נָּה
וְדָבָ֖ר ט֣וֹב יְשַׂמְּחֶֽנָּה
25 Anxiety in the heart of each makes it prostrate itself,
but a good word makes it glad.
3e 4B 9
8
יָתֵ֣ר מֵרֵעֵ֣הוּ צַדִּ֑יק
וְדֶ֖רֶךְ רְשָׁעִ֣ים תַּתְעֵֽם
26 A surplus from its shepherd, a righteous one,
and the way of the wicked makes them wander.
3e 4B 8
8
לֹא־יַחֲרֹ֣ךְ רְמִיָּ֣ה צֵיד֑וֹ
וְהוֹן־אָדָ֖ם יָקָ֣ר חָרֽוּץ
27 Deceit fails to set in motion its hunt,
but the value of human esteem is decisive.
3e 4B 8
8
בְּאֹֽרַח־צְדָקָ֥ה חַיִּ֑ים
וְדֶ֖רֶךְ נְתִיבָ֣ה אַל־מָֽוֶת
28 In a path of righteousness, life,
and the way of her pathway, no death.
3e 4B 8
9