(Proverbs 6:12 KJV) A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
The KJV has “naughty” (1100) and the NASB “worthless”. The English language has changed because they used to be synonyms. I found it interesting to look at how my collection of translations handle the Hebrew. The Basic Bible in English uses “good-for-nothing”. Douay-Rheims has “apostate”. The Geneva Bible has “unthrifty”. The Jewish Publication Society says “base person”. That is an interesting selection.
A transliteration is used frequently in the KJV as the name “Belial”. In this chapter there are a lot of characteristics used to describe this type of person from being lazy to telling lies. It is interesting how often this comes up. Contrary to the teachings of our schools and media, man is not a benevolent creature. We are prone to evil and too many have not been touched by the grace of God.
So? Again, accept that those around you are serving the devil by serving themselves. Make sure you are the exception but don’t expect to be loved because of it.
Monday, August 6, 2018
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