Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 20:26

Context
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A wise king separates out 1  the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them. 2 

XREF

2Sa 4:9-12; 2Sa 12:31; Ps 101:5-8; Pr 20:8; Isa 28:27,28

NET © Notes

tn Heb “winnows” (so NAB, NASB, NRSV). The sage draws on the process of winnowing to explain how the king uncovers and removes wickedness. The verb from which the participle מְזָרֶה (mÿzareh) is derived means “to separate; to winnow; to scatter”; the implied comparison means that the king will separate good people from bad people like wheat is separated from chaff. The image of winnowing is also used in divine judgment. The second line of the verse uses a detail of the process to make the point. Driving a wheel over the wheat represents the threshing process; the sharp iron wheels of the cart would easily serve the purpose (e.g., Isa 28:27-28).

tn The king has the wisdom/ability to destroy evil from his kingdom. See also D. W. Thomas, “Proverbs 20:26,” JTS 15 (1964): 155-56.



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