Sunday, July 31, 2011

Proverbs 5-8 Don't Talk to Strangers

Work has me pre-occupied right now.  Read on.

Proverb 5 has some interesting things to say about 'strange women'.  I like the writing here and think it has a nice, wholesome message about fidelity.  The author is obviously a breast man.

Proverb 6 has a bit that I find interesting.
6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

I'll chalk up verse 16 to flowery writing but it smacks of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Verse 17 lists the shedding of innocent blood as something that the LORD dislikes.  But, if every man is a sinner and no one is innocent, there can be no innocent blood.  Just sayin'.

6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?  The answer of course is yes.

Verse 7 warns us to be wary of wonton women.  As Billy Joel sang, "I'd rather laugh with the sinners then cry with the saints".

Verse 8 is another one of those oddities that drifts between first and third person narrative.  An odd style.


  1. Despite the misogyny - I couldn't help but love the prose of Psalm 5:3-5. "her feet go down to death, her steps take hold on hell.". Very Shakespearean.

  2. The word 'breasts' in 5:19 is in Hebrew 'dadim' and the word in Hebrew for lovemaking is 'dodim'. The original written version would not have had vowel markings and/or the writer could have intended a double meaning.