Sunday, August 26, 2012

Proverbs 14.1-7

6. Living in Wisdom (14.1-32)
        (a) Walking in Wisdom (14.1-7)
        (b) Not Walking by Sight (14.8-15)     

        (c) Contrasting Social Characterizations and Consequence (14.15-32)

A   Embrace a wise wife, not a fool, and fear the LORD   (1-2)
           Foolish speech destroys; wise speech protects   (3)
                   C   Increase weilth by initiative and industry utilizing the creation  (4)
         B'   A person's character determines his speech   (5)
A'   Stay away from mockers and fools  (6)

A/A'   Implicit admonitions to embrace wisdom
B/B'    Foolish and wise speech
C          Pivot features wisdom, industry, and investment

1                                           But
 The wise woman          the foolish
 builds her house,        pulls it down  
 - - -                                     with her hands.

2                                         But  
He                                      he
who walks                      who is 
in his uprightness       perverse in his ways
fears the LORD,             despises Him.
14.2a  fears... vrs. despises

3                                                         But
In the mouth of a fool               the lips of the wise
is a rod of pride,                          will preserve them. 

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 
But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 

5                                          But
A faithful witness            a false witness
does not lie,                      will utter lies. 

6                                                     But
A scoffer seeks wisdom      (2)  to him who understands.
and does not find it,            (1)  knowledge is easy

Go from the presence of a foolish man, 
When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.  

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