[b-hebrew] ktiv/kri

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Mon Sep 12 11:52:32 EDT 2011

karl, in mekhon mamre the translation is

The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the perverseness of the
faithless shall destroy them.

the masoretic points there are consistent with "guide" (TANKHEM), 
not with "comfort" (TENAKHEM), as (i believe) is also confirmed 
by the entire paragraph.

nir cohen

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.

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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