Monday, June 26, 2017

Proverbs 27

Verse 2, and verse 10, I have known. Perhaps verse 4, but it is indeterminate as to who is the subject. We just saw the synonym backbone in the Levitical rites, so it appears here. For the record, several changes (11) outside this chapter, all triggered by questions raised within the chapter, as these new pieces of the puzzle are embedded in the whole.  Read verse 5 and let me know your questions.

Proverbs 27 Fn Min Max Syll
אַֽל־תִּ֭תְהַלֵּל בְּי֣וֹם מָחָ֑ר
כִּ֤י לֹא־תֵ֝דַ֗ע מַה־יֵּ֥לֶד יֽוֹם
1 Do not boast in the following day,
for you do not know what a day will beget.
3e 4C 8
7
יְהַלֶּלְךָ֣ זָ֣ר וְלֹא־פִ֑יךָ
נָ֝כְרִ֗י וְאַל־שְׂפָתֶֽיךָ
2 Let a stranger praise you and not your mouth,
a foreigner, and not your lips.
3e 4B 8
8
כֹּֽבֶד־אֶ֭בֶן וְנֵ֣טֶל הַח֑וֹל
וְכַ֥עַס אֱ֝וִ֗יל כָּבֵ֥ד מִשְּׁנֵיהֶֽם
3 Heavy a stone and tolerable the sand,
but obstinate grief, heavier than both of them.
3e 4B 9
10
אַכְזְרִיּ֣וּת חֵ֭מָה וְשֶׁ֣טֶף אָ֑ף
וּמִ֥י יַ֝עֲמֹד לִפְנֵ֥י קִנְאָֽה
4 Vicious heat, overflowing anger,
but who can stand facing jealousy?
3e 4B 10
9
ט֭וֹבָה תּוֹכַ֣חַת מְגֻלָּ֑ה
מֵֽאַהֲבָ֥ה מְסֻתָּֽרֶת
5 g Better correction disclosed,
than love hidden.
3e 4B 8
8
נֶ֭אֱמָנִים פִּצְעֵ֣י אוֹהֵ֑ב
וְ֝נַעְתָּר֗וֹת נְשִׁיק֥וֹת שׂוֹנֵֽא
6 g Faithful, the wounds inflicted by love,
but special pleading, the kisses of hate.
3e 4B 8
9
נֶ֣פֶשׁ שְׂ֭בֵעָה תָּב֣וּס נֹ֑פֶת
וְנֶ֥פֶשׁ רְ֝עֵבָ֗ה כָּל־מַ֥ר מָתֽוֹק
7 B A sated self will tread down honeycomb,
but to a hungry self, all bitterness is sweet.
3e 4B 9
10
כְּ֭צִפּוֹר נוֹדֶ֣דֶת מִן־קִנָּ֑הּ
כֵּֽן־אִ֝֗ישׁ נוֹדֵ֥ד מִמְּקוֹמֽוֹ
8 g As a bird flees from her nest,
so is a person who flees from its place.
3e 4B 9
7
שֶׁ֣מֶן וּ֭קְטֹרֶת יְשַׂמַּֽח־לֵ֑ב
וּמֶ֥תֶק רֵ֝עֵ֗הוּ מֵֽעֲצַת־נָֽפֶשׁ
9 B Ointment and incense make glad the heart,
and the sweetness of one's friend, from a backbone of integrity.
3e 4B 9
11
רֵֽעֲךָ֨ וְרֵ֪עַ אָבִ֡יךָ אַֽל־תַּעֲזֹ֗ב אָחִ֗יךָ אַל־תָּ֭בוֹא בְּי֣וֹם אֵידֶ֑ךָ
ט֥וֹב שָׁכֵ֥ן קָ֝ר֗וֹב מֵאָ֥ח רָחֽוֹק
10 Your friend and your parent's friend, you will not forsake. Let not your kin enter in the day of your misfortune.
Better a neighbour near, than distant kin.
3d 4B 24
9
חֲכַ֣ם בְּ֭נִי וְשַׂמַּ֣ח לִבִּ֑י
וְאָשִׁ֖יבָה חֹרְפִ֣י דָבָֽר
11 Be wise, my child, and make glad my heart,
so I may return a word to one reproaching me.
3e 4B 9
8
עָר֤וּם רָאָ֣ה רָעָ֣ה נִסְתָּ֑ר
פְּ֝תָאיִ֗ם עָבְר֥וּ נֶעֱנָֽשׁוּ
12 The crafty sees harm, hidden.
Simpletons pass through, fined.
3e 4C 8
9
קַח־בִּ֭גְדוֹ כִּי־עָ֣רַב זָ֑ר
וּבְעַ֖ד נָכְרִיָּ֣ה חַבְלֵֽהוּ
13 Take its garment when it is surety for a stranger,
and concerning a foreigner, take a pledge.
3e 4B 6
8
מְבָ֘רֵ֤ךְ רֵעֵ֨הוּ ׀ בְּק֣וֹל גָּ֭דוֹל בַּבֹּ֣קֶר הַשְׁכֵּ֑ים
קְ֝לָלָ֗ה תֵּחָ֥שֶׁב לֽוֹ
14 Blessing one's friend with a great voice in the morning rising early,
it will be reckoned a slight to him.
3e 4C 15
7
דֶּ֣לֶף ט֭וֹרֵד בְּי֣וֹם סַגְרִ֑יר
וְאֵ֥שֶׁת מִ֝דְיָנִ֗ים נִשְׁתָּוָֽה
15 B Drips dribbling on a day of drudgery,
and a woman of dissension, are alike.
3e 4B 8
9
צֹפְנֶ֥יהָ צָֽפַן־ר֑וּחַ
וְשֶׁ֖מֶן יְמִינ֣וֹ יִקְרָֽא
16 One who treasures her, treasures wind,
and the oil of his right hand is calling.
3e 4B 7
8
בַּרְזֶ֣ל בְּבַרְזֶ֣ל יָ֑חַד
וְ֝אִ֗ישׁ יַ֣חַד פְּנֵֽי־רֵעֵֽהוּ
17 Iron on iron keens,
so each keens the face of his friend.
3e 4B 7
8
נֹצֵ֣ר תְּ֭אֵנָה יֹאכַ֣ל פִּרְיָ֑הּ
וְשֹׁמֵ֖ר אֲדֹנָ֣יו יְכֻבָּֽד
18 Who preserves a fig tree will eat her fruit,
and who guards its master will be glorified.
3e 4B 9
9
כַּ֭מַּיִם הַפָּנִ֣ים לַפָּנִ֑ים
כֵּ֤ן לֵֽב־הָ֝אָדָ֗ם לָאָדָֽם
19 g As water reflects the face to the face,
so the heart of the earthling, to the earthling.
3e 4C 8
8
שְׁא֣וֹל וַ֭אֲבַדּוֹ לֹ֣א תִשְׂבַּ֑עְנָה
וְעֵינֵ֥י הָ֝אָדָ֗ם לֹ֣א תִשְׂבַּֽעְנָה
20 The grave and Abaddon are not sated,
so the eyes of the earthling are not sated.
3e 4B 10
10
מַצְרֵ֣ף לַ֭כֶּסֶף וְכ֣וּר לַזָּהָ֑ב
וְ֝אִ֗ישׁ לְפִ֣י מַהֲלָלֽוֹ
21 Crucible for silver and forge for gold,
so each is here for its praise.
3e 4B 10
8
אִ֥ם תִּכְתּֽוֹשׁ־אֶת־הָאֱוִ֨יל ׀ בַּֽמַּכְתֵּ֡שׁ בְּת֣וֹךְ הָ֭רִיפוֹת בַּֽעֱלִ֑י
לֹא־תָס֥וּר מֵ֝עָלָ֗יו אִוַּלְתּֽוֹ
22 f Though you crumble the obstinate in a crumbler in the midst of convulsions with a pestle,
you will not turn it aside from its obstinacy.
3e 4B 18
8
יָדֹ֣עַ תֵּ֭דַע פְּנֵ֣י צֹאנֶ֑ךָ
שִׁ֥ית לִ֝בְּךָ֗ לַעֲדָרִֽים
23 To know, you will know the face of your flock.
Set your heart on the troops.
3e 4B 10
7
כִּ֤י לֹ֣א לְעוֹלָ֣ם חֹ֑סֶן
וְאִם־נֵ֝֗זֶר לְד֣וֹר וָדֽוֹר
24 C For not forever is invincibility,
nor is consecration from generation to generation.
3e 4C 7
8
גָּלָ֣ה חָ֭צִיר וְנִרְאָה־דֶ֑שֶׁא
וְ֝נֶאֶסְפ֗וּ עִשְּׂב֥וֹת הָרִֽים
25 Disclosed is grass that it may appear verdant,
and gathered are the herbs of the hills.
3e 4B 9
8
כְּבָשִׂ֥ים לִלְבוּשֶׁ֑ךָ
וּמְחִ֥יר שָׂ֝דֶ֗ה עַתּוּדִֽים
26 Young lambs, for your clothing,
and the price of the field, goats.
3e 4A 7
7
וְדֵ֤י ׀ חֲלֵ֬ב עִזִּ֗ים לְֽ֭לַחְמְךָ לְלֶ֣חֶם בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ
וְ֝חַיִּ֗ים לְנַעֲרוֹתֶֽיךָ
27 And enough milk of she-goats for your bread,
for the bread of your house, and life for your lasses.
3e 4C 16
9