Monday, December 8, 2014

Prov 16.22 Foolishness brings Punishment to fools

Prov 16.22
Anyone who has understanding is a fountain of life, but foolishness brings punishment to fools

Commentator Mathew Henry explains: 

But the instruction of fools is folly;
i.e. the instruction which fools give is folly and sin; such is the only teaching which they can offer.

So the Vulgate, doctrina stultorum fatuitas; and many modern commentators. But musar is better taken in the sense of "discipline" or "chastisement" (as in Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 7:22; Proverbs 15:5), which the bad man suffers.

His own folly is the scourge which punishes him; refusing the teaching of wisdom, he makes misery for himself, deprives himself of the happiness which virtue gives, and pierces himself through with many sorrows. Septuagint, "The instruction of tools is evil."

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How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!
... to guide our feet in the way of peace.

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