An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fill in the Blank

(Proverbs 13:1 KJV)  A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

My father has been dead for nineteen years.  His memory still lives on.  His children and grandchildren regularly bring up the solid foundation he raised.  It occurred to me as I read this that I can’t listen to his discipline any more.  So how does this apply?

I also noticed something else.  The first verb is not in the Hebrew.  If you have a KJV or NASB you will notice that the verb, “heareth” or “accepts” is written in Italics.  In those translations that means that the word does not appear in the original languages and is only added for clarity.  This is not uncommon.  It means that we have some flexibility in filling in the verb needed in English. 

So?  What would the verb be for you?  For me “remembers” might be a better choice.  You might like “applies.”  It is clear from the context that “rejects” is not acceptable even if it is so common.

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