[b-hebrew] Proverbs 11:3

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 01:06:38 EDT 2011

My dear friend Karl,

firstly... how are you?

Secondly, it seems that after a long rest... we restart our usual work...
don't we?
Well, I think that you see this verse in a wrong way...

1. Which is the wrong pointing?
2. Do you really think that the words in the final part are Participles?
3. Are you sure that the first half of the verse is the subject of the
second half?
4. The translation (of the first part) you provide... misses the pronoun
represented by the final mem in TNHM...  So we must understand: "The
perfection of the upright(s) guide them" (lit. will guide)...

Do you agree?

Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Northeastern Spain)

2011/9/10 K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>

> This is another verse where not only the points as assigned by the
> Masoretes
> appear wrong, but that they also inspired an incorrect ketib/qere pair.
> תמת ישׁרים תנחם וסלף בוגדים ושׁדם
> The first half: “the perfection of the upright comforts” which sentence as
> a
> whole serves as the subject of the two participles “bending the ones who
> deal underhandedly out of shape, also doing them violence.”
> Does thus make sense to you all?
> Karl W. Randolph.
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Pere Porta

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