21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. Contrasted with the troubled spirit, like a parching fever in the bones, it is the perpetual sap of life and source of all its greenness and its fruit. To do so we must not merely admit our fault, but consent to mend our ways. “The metaphor of getting money from a vapor suggests what English speakers call ‘easy money,’ including tyranny, injustice, extortion, lies, and windfalls, at the expense of others.” (Waltke) ... (Proverbs 17:1; 19:1), such as from injustice (Proverbs 13:23), is not disgraceful.” (Waltke) iii. Some explain the clause to mean, "procures love for himself;" but the second member certainly is not personal, therefore it is more natural to take the first in a general sense. (Proverbs 17:14.) Why is the church losing its young people? But, on the other hand, we plainly need Divine grace to accept a reproof in a meek and humble spirit. 17:1 Better is a dry crust of bread 1 where there is quietness 2 . however monstrous and improbable it may be. The Vulgate seems to have quite mistaken the clause, translating, Antequam patiatur contumeliam, judicium deserit, which seems to mean that a patient, peace-loving man (in contrast with the irascible) avoids lawsuits before he is involved in a lasting quarrel. C. THE TWO PATHS CONTRASTED... 1. The statement of a distressing fact is no justification for it. (Proverbs 17:2.) This is one of the very fairest and worthiest things under the sun. THE SILENCE THAT MAY SAVE IT. 17:3 The crucible 9 is … Final Judgment, Identifying True Israel: Following God's Faithful Down the Ages, The Significance of A.D. 70 in the Prophecies of Christ, Biblical Hermeneutics - Qualifications Of An Interpreter - M. S. Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics - Special Hermeneutics - M. S. 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As we read this Scripture and reminded that a merry heart does good like medicine, help us to have a cheerful heart. than a house full of feasting with strife. שְׂפַת יָתֶר; verba composita, Vulgate, i.e. When their merits are ignored. II. Theophrastus is said to have thus addressed a guest who was very silent at table: "If you are a fool, you act wisely; if you are wise, you act foolishly." Let a bear robbed of her whelps encounter a man, rather than a fool in his folly. St. Paul emphatically reiterated his advice to his readers to rejoice (Philippians 4:4). "Blessed are the peacemakers," etc. Proverbs 15:13; Proverbs 16:25). STRIFE CROWS WINES. Proverbs 24:24; Isaiah 5:23). 17. It takes new life out of sorrow. IX. A grief (kaas). It should be: 1. There are times when to "cover transgression" is an act of wisdom, of kindness, of generosity, of Christ-likeness (see John 8:1-11). In 1 Chronicles 2:34, etc; mention is made of a case where a master, having no son, gave his daughter in marriage to a slave, and adopted him into the family. The true view of money is that of means to ends. These are "the price" wherewith we may "buy wisdom" and happiness, usefulness and power. If a gift is like a precious stone, how can we ever put a value on the most precious gift of all? "Oh, may we live the peaceful life! But St. Gregory ('Moral.,' 5.13), commenting on the passage, interprets differently: "It is well said by Solomon, 'He that letteth out water is a head of strife.' Ecclesiasticus 19:7, etc; "Rehearse not unto another that which is told unto thee, and thou shalt fare never the worse. A modest way of life, within our means, is the only truly Christian life. 17. He requites good with evil. So is the soul's quarrel with God. Old Homer has the sentiment that he who speaks one thing and thinks another in his heart is hateful as the gates of hell. It is easier to bear disappointment when the spirit is free and buoyant. Therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. THE TRUE HEART. And of them we may say that their name is legion, for "they are many." 2. Opportunity is amongst and even "within us." Nowadays there are prudent men who will never set their hand to an acceptance. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water. V. THE TRUE HEART AND THE GUILELESS TONGUE. The moralist advises men to subdue angry passions at once before they become exacerbated. STRIFE IS A GROWTH. 2 TIMOTHY 2:15, (Comp, Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 15:17; Proverbs 16:8.) Jesus demonstrated what it meant to be a true friend. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Thus the strife between a few grows into a quarrel between many persons. The particular calamity primarily intended seems to be that which reduces a person to poverty. We have the power of vision, not only bodily, but mental and spiritual. He loveth transgression that loveth strife, because strife leads to many breaches of the commandments (comp. Varied experiences of good and evil in life. The flood pours down through the valley and over the plain, uprooting trees, devastating fields, deluging homesteads, drowning men and cattle. II. We are bound to speak with sufficient caution to save ourselves from the charge of circulating evil and spreading sorrow. It is the generous freedom to give, not necessarily of silver and gold, but of "such things as we have," which is here commended and noted as one of the secrets of happiness. 1. In a measure, yes, and that repeatedly. The entrance to a Palestinian house would usually be of humble dimensions and sparse ornamentation; any doorway of great architectural pretensions would be uncommon, and would be regarded as a token of extraordinary wealth or reprehensible pride. The Vulgate and Septuagint translate, "anger." No one can tell what harm may grow out of his meddlesome mischief making. He who is always dwelling on a grievance, returning to it and bringing it forward on every occasion, alienates the greatest friends, only embitters the injury and makes it chronic. The Septuagint and Vulgate here introduce a distich derived from portions of Proverbs 17:19, Proverbs 17:20, "He who raises his house high seeketh destruction; and he who perversely declineth from learning ( ὁ δὲ σκολιάζων τοῦ μαθεῖν) shall fall into evils. Proverbs 29:22; James 1:20). Even the fool may gain some credit for wisdom which he does not possess by holding his tongue; and this is an index of the reality. Vulgate, Quid prodest stulto habere divitias, cum sapientiam emere non possit? The last clause gives the reason why it is useless for a fool to try to learn wisdom even at a large expenditure on teachers. He that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding; Revised Version, when he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent; Septuagint, "A man making himself dumb will seem to be prudent." He that hath a froward heart findeth no good. 3 The fining pot is for silver, and … He that hath knowledge spareth his words; Revised Version, he that spareth his words hath knowledge; he shows his common sense, not by rash talk or saying all he knows, but by restraining his tongue (comp. It is literally, a lip of excess or superabundance, and is best taken in the above sense, as arrogant or assuming. 3. It is the source of untold and incalculable misery to many hearts. Ought the Church to Pray for Revival? High-quality Proverbs 17 17 Greeting Cards designed and sold by artists. THE CONTENTIOUS SPIRIT. "I have seen," says Ecclesiastes (Ecclesiastes 10:7), "servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." a son of his master. Thus the Greek gnome—, ἐλευθέρου γὰρ ἀνδρὸς ἀλήθειαν λέγειν, "A free man's part it is the truth to speak.". Those who idly and foolishly report what is true are, indeed, less guilty than they who enlarge and pervert. OUR FOOLISH AND GUILTY NEGLECT OF IT. His temper. Old Testament Prophecy Fulfilled in Christ. In distress, the friend is developed into the "brother," and is taken close to the heart. Examine Yourselves as to Whether You Are in the Faith - updated, The Christian's Craving for God's Word - MacArthur, Sproul, Piper, Washer, Chan. Dry bread was soaked in wine or water before it was eaten. - updated, Counterfeit Cross - Lordship of Christ in Salvation - updated, The Credibility of the Testimony of the Apostles, Audio of "Children and the Rod of Correction", Audio of "The Origin of Dressing Up for Church", Audio of "The Origin of Hell-Fire in Christian Teaching", Examine Yourselves as to Whether You Are in the Faith, Refutation of Baptismal Regeneration - James P. Shelly, Was Jesus a Friend of Sinners? To punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. Yet the Church, for the most part, has allowed it to go unnoticed. This seems to be the sense intended. PS. It is to our own cost that we receive this gracious Guest with resentful discourtesy. 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. The LXX. Job 13:5). THE VALUE OF GIFTS. Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The lost and fallen have hopes inspired within them when they are approached with hopes of better things. Certainly, some of our very greatest mercies are those that come to us in our domestic relationships. 4. Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man. Founded on common attachment to the same great principles, and on mutual esteem. Others translate, "arrogant," "pretentious." Contempt of the poor is contempt of the majesty of God. V. STRIFE ISSUES IN INCALCULABLE RESULTS. Septuagint, "The heart of a fool is a pain to him who possesseth it." That which fire does for the metals, the Lord does for men's hearts; he purifies them from dross, brings forth the good that is in them, purged from earthly infirmities. They are misunderstood or they are falsely accused; and the good name is tainted with some serious charge. Asks the Greek moralist—, ἄρ ἐστὶ συγγενές τι λύπη καὶ βίος, "Nam dolor ac morbus leti fabricator uterque est. (Proverbs 17:18.) Christian Music Video: “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” – Casting Crowns. The wisdom to receive a reproof well is so difficult to attain that we need to seek it as an inspiration from God. We do more than wrong our brethren when we treat the unfortunate with contempt; we insult our God. "If truth be banished from all the rest of the world," said Louis IX. "Very friends," or "chief friends," points to intimate friendship. 6:7. The curse upon the contentious spirit is the counterpart of the great evangelical blessing on the peacemakers, who shall be called "the children of God. A proverb comprehension task was administered to typically-achieving children and adolescents who were aged 9, 11 and 14 years (n = 31 per group).Two types of unfamiliar concrete proverbs were presented in a multiple-choice format - expressions whose … (Proverbs 17:17.). I. Proverbs 17:6, Proverbs 17:21, Proverbs 17:25. VI. 1 Better a dry crust with quiet. The manifestation of it must vary according to the moods and feelings of the friend, and also according to the circumstances and behaviour of the object of affection. Belfatmi, M. (2013). 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. One breath of unkindness may start a long train of sad consequences which we have no power at all to stop. Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. Hitzig quotes Sallust, 'Jug.,' 11, "Verbum in pectus Jugurthae altius, quam quisquam ratus est, descendit." One who bears patiently and silently, extenuates and conceals, something done or said against him, that man follows after charity, obeys the great law of love (comp. . Jesus Christ—Unique Savior or Average Fraud? Although all moral duties are not equally amiable in their aspect, it must be remembered that the ability to do good to others rests upon strict prudence with reference to one s self. And both are ruinous in their tendency. The portrait is ideal. What does it mean to take the Lord's name in vain? The merry soul may be only superficially glad, or even sinfully delighted, when it should be humbled in repentance. Building a friendship and a relationship takes time and effort. Is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, since they have no desire for it? Septuagint, "A reward of graces is discipline to those who use it;" i.e. If our heart be set upon the right objects of life, opportunities will always present themselves. In religion we see this temper in the restless roving to and fro, the constant query, "Who will show us any good?" Two forms of evil are named, viz. The verse merely states a common trait among unscrupulous men, and pronounces no judgment upon it. A person void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes security in the presence of their friend. A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. Becometh surety in the presence of his friend; to his friend for some third party. Better (sweeter) is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith. 26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. One who is himself mendacious listens with avidity to any tale that may injure a neighbour. The great human quarrel with heaven, begun in Eden, was like the letting out of waters. THE BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP. The reproach of the child is a reproach of his Father. IV. secretly from the fold of the garment, and not from the purse or bag wherein money was ostensibly carried. He is called "cruel" because his errand is deadly, and he is pitiless in its performance. Enter your email to receive free updates. As such presumptuous behaviour is incongruous in the case of a fool, much less do lying lips [become] a prince; a noble person, such a one as is called in Isaiah (Isaiah 32:8) "liberal," where the same word, nadib, is used. Life and Immortality - Basil Atkinson, M.A., PhD. than a house full of feasting with strife. This relation is for the imitation of Christians, "followers of God as dear children." 3. (Proverbs 17:4.) The point of the metaphors is not the hardness of the materials used, but the indelible nature of what is written.” (Cundall) b. Scriptural Evidence for the Necessity of Obedience in Salvation, The Doctrine of Immortality in the Early Church - John H. Roller, Luther's views on soul sleep and the after life, Make Good Use of Your Servitude - Observations on Biblical Slavery, The Consensus of Current Scholarship: The Soul is Not Immortal, Killing the Canaanites - A Response to the New Atheism's "Divine Genocide" Claims. When their deficiencies are ridiculed. - by Ravi Zacharias, Meditating On The Future Life - John Calvin w/ audio, Others May, You Cannot - by G. D. Watson w/audio, The Bible Doctrine of the Separated Life - by Johannes G. Vos, The Christian and Entertainment - Rev. It endures through time and change, and in spite of violent strains upon its strength. A conceited, offensive fool causes infinite trouble to his father, both from his need of constant correction, and the watchfulness required to repair the consequences of his foolish actions. "He that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, he shall dwell on high" (Isaiah 33:15). The father of a fool hath no joy. than a house full of feasting with strife. And the severity of the punishment teaches by contrast how dear is gratitude to God. Too much indulgence in sorrow induces a morbid condition. It is the duty of childhood to make the very best response it can make for the love, care, pains, patience, prayerful solicitude, its parents have expended upon it. So doing, he is in the way of constant growth and of a large reward (Matthew 25:20-24).—C. It is not afar off, that we should ask—Who will ascend to the height or travel across the sea to find and fetch it? Moreover, in the kind providence of God, it is renewable in another generation; for the grandfather has almost as much delight in his grandson as the father in his child (text; Genesis 50:23; Psalms 128:6). Better (sweeter) is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith. Proverbs 10:19; James 1:19). Deuteronomy 16:19; 1 Samuel 12:3). 6. Proverbs 10:12). (Proverbs 17:26.) On this the Fathers have frequently commented (see Corn. "Let every man," says St. James (James 1:19), "be swift to hear, slow to speak.". 3. 5. The second is appropriateness, regard to what is becoming. CONSIDER IN WHAT WAYS THE POOR ARE MOCKED. As we read and study this Scripture we are reminded that a friend loves at all times. As evil shall ever haunt the house of the dark rebel against light and love, so shall joy and peace attend the steps of the peaceful child of God. The journal of Pan African Studies, 10 (2), 82-108. The words rise to our very lips. Here it is kesil, which implies bold, self-confident folly, the worst form of the vies; in the second hemistich it is nabal, which rather denotes dulness and stupidity, a want of mental power. Dry bread was soaked in wine or water before it was eaten. But the writer's intention is doubtless as explained above, though his language may be divinely directed to afford a further application. Our various advantages; the education we receive, the friends and kindred who surround us, the literature which is at our command, the resources we inherit, the openings and facilities that are offered us as we move on into life. A little rift within the lute is the commencement of the mischief that will silence all the music. The Case for Conditional Immortality - J. W. Wenham, The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders, The Biological and Biblical Dangers of Problem-Centered Counseling, The Urgent Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry, Problems and Limitations It is not healthy in itself, for man is not meant to be a perpetual incarnation of pain. Verse 18 is a perfect example of the truth of Gal. κρίνει φίλους ὁ καιρὸς ὥς χρυσὸν τὸ πῦρ. The Greek commentators see here an allusion to the clepsydra, the water clock which regulated the length of the speeches in a court of law; but the reference is by no means clear. A wicked doer giveth heed to false (evil) lips. - Richard A. Wiedenheft, Immortality - The Gift Of God Through Faith In Jesus The Christ, Immortality or Resurrection of the Dead? Meanwhile, if the huge evil of pauperism cannot be abolished at once, it is our duty to lessen, not to aggravate it. The greater part of poverty is not wilful; it is in the course of the providence of God. A most serious sin. A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. We may be maimed or destroyed by imprudence. Jesus asks his disciples the question, “Who do men say that I am?” Then, through different metaphors, He describes who He is. He that hath knowledge spareth his words; A man of understanding is of an excellent spirit; Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is, πᾶς τις ἀπαίδευτος φρονιμώτατος ἐστὶ σιωπῶν. into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (For the term "crown," comp. CHEERFULNESS IS A SOURCE OF HEALTHY INFLUENCE FOR OTHERS. It is constant; it is unvarying; it is adapted to all the various states and vicissitudes of life. His love to each individual of his people is ever-abiding and constant. There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. – Proverbs 17:17, Bible Reading "A Friend Loves at All Times " (Proverbs 17:15-21), Daily Bible "A Friend Loves at All Times " (Proverbs 17:15-21), Daily Bible Reading "A Friend Loves at All Times ", Daily Bible Reading "A Friend Loves at All Times " (Proverbs 17, Daily Bible Reading "A Friend Loves at All Times " (Proverbs 17:15-21), Daily Bible Reading “A Gift is Like a Precious Stone” (Proverbs 17:8-14), A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. CHEERFULNESS EXERTS A HEALING INFLUENCE OVER THE INDIVIDUAL SOUL. It occurs in Proverbs 18:1 and Proverbs 20:3, and is variously translated, "before it rushes forward," "before it grows warm," "before a man becomes wrathful." - Curtis Dickinson, Do we have an immortal soul? If blind to life's meaning, no advantages wilt seem to be advantages. How can we show our gratitude for this gift? CHANGE OF VIEW AND OF OCCUPATION. THE PORTRAIT OF THE TRUE FRIEND. II. It may appear as a very slight affair—"a tempest in a teacup.". Are these people to be mucked at simply because they cannot put money in their purses? But if, unhappily, it has been started, it should be stayed at once. III. Septuagint, "A wicked man listens to the tongue of transgressors; but a just man heedeth not false lips." πᾶς τις ἀπαίδευτος φρονιμώτατος ἐστὶ σιωπῶν. An evil person seeks rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against them. - Hal Licino, Why Modern Liberalism is Contrary to Christianity, Matthew 24 The End of the Holy City - Morrison Lee, Scripture Charts As Relates to the Second Coming, The Beast of Revelation Revealed - Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity, The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul, All the N.T. 1. From so dread a picture we turn with the prayer, "From hatred and malice, good Lord, deliver us!" This interpretation is a minority view, however, and has not won widespread support. The Keri gives, "of a precious spirit" (pretiosi spiritus, Vulgate), that is, one whose words are weighty and valuable, not lavishly thrown about, but reserved as costly jewels. Proverbs 17:19. 2. It was a fine remark of a good friend of Dr. Johnson's, that "he had tried to be a philosopher, but somehow always found cheerfulness creeping in.". FAMILY JOYS. – Proverbs 17:1, Bible Reading "Little is Much" (Proverbs 17:1-7), Daily Bible "Little is Much" (Proverbs 17:1-7), Daily Bible Reading "Little is Much" (Proverbs, Daily Bible Reading "Little is Much" (Proverbs 17, Daily Bible Reading "Little is Much" (Proverbs 17:1-7). 1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. It might be arrested in its early stage. I. CONTENTMENT AS AN ELEMENT OF HAPPINESS. Proverbs 31 provides a detailed metaphor of feminine wisdom in the context of a family and a community. This happens in many ways, even in an age and a country that boasts of its administration of justice. How pathetically does the Bible speak of the grief of God over the rebellious children he has nourished and brought up! A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. 6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. The ward translated "medicine" (gehah) occurs nowhere else, and probably means "healing" "relief." Religion teaches us to distinguish between things that differ; if we have not learnt that lesson, we have learned nothing. "Munera, crede mihi, capiunt hominesque deosque; It is possible that the gnome may have a more general application, and apply to gifts given to appease anger or to prove friendship (Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 21:14). THE FIRES THROUGH WHICH GOD PASSES US. The contrast in the ease of a good son is seen in Proverbs 15:20 and Proverbs 23:24. He gives us the note of true friendship in invariability of affection. These are delivered over to "the tormentors" (Matthew 18:34), the angels that execute the wrath of God, as in Psalms 78:49 and Revelation 8:6, etc. PRUDENCE AND THRIFT. no capability for receiving it; his mental digestion cannot assimilate it. What is one of the attributes of a person of knowledge which is shown in this Scripture? The ferocity of the bear when deprived of its young had become proverbial (see 2 Samuel 17:8; Hosea 13:8; Hart, 'Animals of the Bible,' 28, etc.). The proverbs contained in this book are not to be interpreted as prophecies or their statements about effects and results as promises. Let us remind ourselves that in the Law the word for forgiving or atoning is "cover." The LXX. We may divide them into the sorrowful, the joyous, and the mixed experiences. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). 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