[b-hebrew] Proverbs 5:6 very wild guess

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 22:34:39 EDT 2009


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Gerry Folbre <gerry at wetmountainvalley.us>wrote:

> Kenneth:
> Your exposition does not comply with a word-for-word translation of the
> Source Text;
> Proverbs 5:6 states (using B-Hebrew transliteration):
> ’RX =* path* XYYM = *life* PN *lest* {that not} TPLS = *you constantly
> make smooth*
> N’W = *they be unstable* M’GLTYH = *her courses of action* L’ = *not*
> TD’ = *you know*:
> The closest exposition to what I have rendered above is found in the KJV:
> 5:6 “Lest thou [you] shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are
> moveable, /that/ thou [you] canst not know /them/” (KJV).
> Let's work from the Source Text.
> Gerry Folbre

The problem I have with this “translation” is that it does not follow word
for word the Hebrew text. It adds to the text.

Karl W. Randolph.

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