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.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


 (Pro 7:20 KJV) He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

I can get fixated on minor details.  In this verse the KJV says “day (3117) appointed (3677)”.  The NASB says, “full moon” (3677).  I start wandering, which is it?  I went to the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament for more depth and all it said was, “full moon”.  There doesn’t seem to be much wiggle room.  This is one of those rare cases where the KJV is acting like the Living Bible, it is paraphrasing.

Biblical people could plan and have schedules.  It is not a modern occurrence.  They may not have had the atomic clocks we have for incredible accuracy but they had enough to serve them in their day.  Remember, no one else had a Rolex either.  There are times when we just have to go with cultural conventions.

So?  This is another reminder to let what is Caesar’s be Caesar’s. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I've never figured out why so many translators don't think God's word is okay the way it is. If we believe in the metaphysical (correct term?) usage of the title "The WORD," then when we mess with the wordage deliberately, we are trying to change Jesus.

Pumice said...

Pride. Heresy. Archaic language. I think pride is number one.

Grace and peace