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, July 11, 2024

Interesting Interpretation

(Pro 11:16 KJV)  A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

This verse has been a head scratcher for me.  It just didn’t seem to fit together.  As I have said, I am reading Moffatt’s translation this month, and he has an interesting way of parsing it.

    “A charming woman wins respect: high-handed men win only wealth.”

The first half is fairly literal, but the second half gives a spin which I find interesting.  It is a good interpretation that makes it work together.  It is a matter of priorities and values.  Honor is higher than riches.

So? Go for the best don’t settle for the least. 

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