Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 28:19

Context
NETBible

The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, 1  but whoever chases daydreams 2  will have his fill 3  of poverty.

XREF

Jud 9:4; Pr 12:11; Pr 13:20; Pr 14:4; Pr 23:20,21; Pr 27:23-27; Lu 15:12-17

NET © Notes

tn Or “will have plenty of food” (Heb “bread”); so NAB, NASB, NCV.

tn Heb “empty things” or “vain things”; NRSV “follows worthless pursuits.”

sn Prosperity depends on diligent work and not on chasing empty dreams. The proverb is essentially the same as Prov 12:11 except for the last expression.

tn The repetition of the verb strengthens the contrast. Both halves of the verse use the verb יִשְׂבַּע (yisba’, “will be satisfied; will be filled with; will have enough”). It is positive in the first colon, but negative in the second – with an ironic twist to say one is “satisfied” with poverty.



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