Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 13:15

Context
NETBible

Keen insight 1  wins 2  favor, but the conduct 3  of the unfaithful is harsh. 4 

XREF

1Sa 18:14-16; Ps 95:9-11; Pr 3:4; Pr 4:19; Pr 14:35; Pr 15:10; Jer 2:19; Lu 2:52; Ac 7:10; Ro 6:21

NET © Notes

tn Heb “good insight.” The expression שֵׂכֶל־טוֹב (sekhel-tov) describes a person who has good sense, sound judgment, or wise opinions (BDB 968 s.v. שֵׂכֶל).

tn Heb “gives”; NASB “produces.”

tn Heb “way,” frequently for conduct, behavior, or lifestyle.

tc The MT reads אֵיתָן (’etan, “enduring; permanent; perennial”; BDB 450 s.v. יתן 1). Several scholars suggest that the text here is corrupt and the reading should be “harsh; hard; firm; rugged” (BDB 450 s.v. 2). G. R. Driver suggested that לֹא (lo’, “not”) was dropped before the word by haplography and so the meaning would have been not “enduring” but “passing away” (“Problems in the Hebrew Text of Proverbs,” Bib 32 [1951]: 181). The LXX, Syriac, and Tg. Prov 13:15 reflect a Hebrew Vorlage of תֹאבֵד (toved) “are destroyed.” The BHS editors suggest emending the text to אֵידָם (’edam) “their calamity” from אֵיד (’ed, “calamity, distress”; BDB 15 s.v.): “the way of the faithless [leads to] their calamity.” The idea of “harsh” or “hard” could also be drawn from a meaning of the word in the MT meaning “firm,” that is, enduring.



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