Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 14:24

Context
NETBible

The crown of the wise is their riches, 1  but the folly 2  of fools is folly.

XREF

Ps 49:10-13; Ps 112:9; Pr 27:22; Ec 7:11,12; Isa 33:6; Lu 12:19,20; Lu 16:9; Lu 16:19-25

NET © Notes

sn C. H. Toy suggests that this line probably means that wealth is an ornament to those who use it well (Proverbs [ICC], 269). J. H. Greenstone suggests that it means that the wisdom of the wise, which is their crown of glory, constitutes their wealth (Proverbs, 155).

tc The MT reads אִוֶלֶת (’ivelet, “folly”). The editors of BHS propose emending the text to וְלִוְיַת (vÿlivyat, “but the wealth”), as suggested by the LXX. See M. Rotenberg, “The Meaning of אִוֶּלֶת in Proverbs,” LesŒ 25 (1960-1961): 201. A similar emendation is followed by NAB (“the diadem”) and NRSV (“the garland”).



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