New American Standard Bible
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
King James Bible
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Darby Bible Translation
to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
World English Bible
to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
Young's Literal Translation
For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The book has yet a further scope; these proverbs are to form a habit of mind. To gain through them the power of entering into the deeper meaning of other proverbs, is the end kept in view. Compare Matthew 13.
The rendering "interpretation" spoils the parallelism of the two clauses, and fails to express the Hebrew. In Habakkuk 2:6, it is rendered "taunting proverb." Here "riddle" or "enigma" would better express the meaning.
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Richard Baxter, was born in 1615, at Rowton, near Shrewsbury, in England. After surmounting great difficulties in securing an education for the ministry he was ordained in 1638, in the Church of England, his first important charge being that of Kidderminster, where he established his reputation as a powerful evangelical and controversial preacher. Altho opposed to Cromwell's extreme acts, he became a chaplain in the army of the Rebellion. His influence was all on the side of peace, however, and at …
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With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
"In the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise, Insolent and skilled in intrigue.
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