(Proverbs 30:14 NASB) There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
Much of Proverbs is made up of freestanding couplets. This verse is in the middle of the exception. We have a series of statements about the “kind” (1755) of people we run into. They are all negative.
This is one of those spots I scratch my head and try to figure out what the NASB translators were thinking. This word means “generation.” They translate it in some form of the word 128 times. They only translate it “kind” four times and all in this section of Proverbs. Go figure.
We have generations of people who seem to be void of the love of God. History is full of examples. In fact it is more common than the blip we know as America with out talk of equal rights and the rule of law. A culture without the God of the Bible may be the stuff of exciting movies but it is not a place you would want to live.
So? Realize how bad is has been and can be again. Recognize how good we have it. Be faithful as salt and light so that these evil people do not set the tone during our lifetime.