"Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:
There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:
There are four small creatures, wisest of the wise they are--
There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are very wise:
Four things on earth are small, yet they are exceedingly wise:
There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:
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1 tn Heb “Four are the small things of the earth.” TEV has “four animals,” though in the list of four that follows, two are insects and one is a reptile.
2 tn The construction uses the Pual participle with the plural adjective as an intensive; these four creatures are the very embodiment of wisdom (BDB 314 s.v. חָכַם Pu).