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The book of Proverbs, one of the wisdom books of the Tanakh (Hebrew bible). Many of the short sayings are attributed to Solomon.

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Proverbs 5:2-3 - Does the LXX preserve a dropped line or make an editorial addition?

The Masoretic Text and NRSV versions of the opening verses of Proverbs 5 are as follows (the MT follows the Aleppo Codex and is taken from the Mechon-Mamre website): MT NRSV א בְּ֭נִי לְחָכְמָתִ֣י ...
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Which "day of trouble" is Proverbs 16:4 referring to?

Throughout the Bible, various occurrences of the phrase "day of trouble" appear. In various Psalms, such as Psalm 50:14 Psalm 50:14-15 (ESV) Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and ...
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Isaiah 23:18 's “harlot’s wages” being “set apart to the Lord” an example of Proverbs 18:22 “the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous”

( Remotely Related: Isaiah's prophecy of 70 Years of Tyre ) I might be asking the obvious. Isaiah 23:17-18 New American Standard Bible 1995 17 It will come about at the end of seventy years that ...
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Is the point of Proverbs 27:23-27 to maintain your farm in case your business fails? Or to choose farming over commerce?

KJV Pro 27:23  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Pro 27:24  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?  Pro 27:25  The ...
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