Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 3:3

Context
NETBible

Do not let truth and mercy 1  leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 2 

XREF

Ex 13:9; De 6:8; De 11:18-21; 2Sa 15:20; Ps 25:10; Ps 119:11; Pr 6:21; Pr 7:3; Pr 16:6; Pr 20:28; Jer 17:1; Ho 4:1; Mic 7:18-20; Mal 2:6; Mt 23:23; 2Co 3:3; Eph 5:1,2,9; Heb 10:16

NET © Notes

tn The two words חֶסֶד וֶאֶמֶת (khesed veemet, “mercy and truth”) form a nominal hendiadys, the second word becoming an adjective: “faithful covenant love” or “loyal [covenant] love and faithfulness.”

sn This involves two implied comparisons (hypocatastasis). One is a comparison of living out the duties and responsibilities taught with binding a chain around the neck, and the other is a comparison of the inward appropriation of the teachings with writing them on a tablet. So the teachings are not only to become the lifestyle of the disciple but his very nature.



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