Friday, August 12, 2022
Buy Wisdom, Education, Insight
22-25 Listen concerning the father who raised you; when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her.
Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money;
buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.
Parents rejoice when their children turn out well;
wise children become proud parents.
So make your father happy!
Make your mother proud!
26 Dear child, I want your full attention;
please do what I show you.
27-28 A prostitute is a bottomless pit;
a loose woman can get you in deep trouble fast.
She’ll take you for all you’ve got;
she’s worse than a pack of thieves.
-Proverbs 23:22-28 The Message
22 Listen to your father who gave you life
and does not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
25 Let your father and mother be glad;
let her who bore you rejoice.
26 My son, give me your heart
and let your eyes observe my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a bottomless pit;
an adulteress is a narrow well.
28 She lies in wait like a robber
and increases the traitors among mankind.
-Proverbs 23:22-28 ESV
Verses 22-25 studies: The fifth commandment is teaching children the right family relationships.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. -Exodus 20:12 ESV
This is a testament to the sages’ discerning observation of harmonious and joyful human relationships.
Verses 26-28 studies: This verse warns against immoral women.
Verse 26 study: Pay attention, give me your heart. Teachers of wisdom call for undivided attention and trust in their teaching.
Verse 27 study: This is an image of a pit used for trapping wild animals.
Adultress, “a foreign woman,” is a term used for an immoral or adulterous person.
A narrow well is impossible to escape from.
6 So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. And there was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud. -Jeremiah 38:6 ESV
Verse 28 study: Traitors or treacherous is signifying unfaithfulness in marriage.