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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Adjectives and Nouns

(Proverbs 15:26 KJV)  The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

In comparing the KJV and the NASB we see a different emphasis in the translation.  In the NASB it is the “plans” (thoughts KJV) (4284) and “words” (561) that are being evaluated as bad and good.  In the KJV it is the thinker and speaker.  The KJV uses all nouns and the NASB uses adjectives and nouns.  I don’t know enough Hebrew to figure that one out.  I would prefer one over the other in an inconsistent manner.

Perhaps that is one way in which the Holy Spirit helps us to apply scripture to our lives.  The core meaning is not changed but the insight for today might be different.  If I need to be convicted and brought to repentance, focusing on my sin might be best.  If I need a simple reminder in way of discipline, the behavior might be the focus.

So?  Evil words are evil words.  If they come out of my mouth there is a problem whether they are deliberate or accidental.  This does not let me make excuses either way. 

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