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, October 25, 2023

A Little OCD

(Psa 5:3 KJV)  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

(Proverbs 25 also read)

Today I want to put in my two cents on translation.  Notice that “prayer” is in italics.  Keep in mind that when you see words in italics in either the KJV or NASB it is an indication that the word is not in the original language but is inserted for clarity.  In this case I think it adds more confusion than clarity.  I think the verse is more powerful and useful if those words were left out.

I also like the NASB use of “order” (6186a) rather than “direct” of the KJV.  The most frequent translation is “array” or “arrayed” in both translation.  The idea is not emphasizing that you are sending, or directing your prayers.  The idea is that you are organizing.  To me it is reminding us that each morning we should be looking over our day and organizing it with the will of God in mind.

So?  This is just another value in starting your day with a time of worship.  Results may vary.

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