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I am seeing parallelism here. There is a two-fold disobedience; one in disobeying the father by mocking and the other in disobeying the mother by disregarding her direction. I lean towards your thought on emphasis. The parallelism in the second part of the proverb gives a two-fold response to the two-fold disobedience. That being said, the particular ...


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The phrases "put up security" and to "hold it in pledge" both have to due with the system of credit in ancient Israel. Their system was similar to the modern one with one major difference. Today we go to a bank(a business that provides loans), but banking had not been 'invented' yet so a person would have to obtain a loan from someone they knew. Giving ...


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From the Lexham Hebrew interlinear Bible we can see that the sorrow is specifically prevented (not added) while the riches are added: Therefore it stands to reason that when God physically blesses a godly person, he also takes care of the soul and prevents many sorrows, curses and temptations that would often accompany the outward prosperity of the ...



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