Daily Service: When the Bible doesn’t make sense, do a little digging

Daily Service: Understanding sometimes requires digging

I have heard people say, as even I do at times, that some Bible passages just don’t make sense.  Like here in Proverbs, two verses right next to each other seem to contradict themselves. Read the Bible knowledge commentary entry and it makes a lot more sense

Proverbs 26:4-5 (ASV) Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit.

26:4-5. These two sayings belong together; they complement each other. Their point is that one should not be drawn down to a fool’s level (v. 4) but at times he must use the fool’s language to refute the fool so he does not become conceited (v. 5; cf. vv. 12, 16). Wisdom is needed to determine when to apply verse 4 and when to apply verse 5. The Jewish Talmud suggests that verse 4 pertains to foolish comments that can be ignored and that verse 5 refers to erroneous ideas that must be corrected. You in verse 4 is emphatic and may be translated “you, even you.”

proverbs-26-4-5-c
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.

Please follow my blogs  Guam Christian Blog

https://www.guamviews.com

See my Amazon Author Page: Bruce’s Amazon Author Page

Bruce’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bruce.dinsman

1 Year Bible on Bruce’s Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPJBZ5L/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Bruce’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pacislappraisal

Instagram: dinsmanbruce

Call me anytime 1 (671) 687-8965

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: