Monthly Archives: May 2020

Bible blog 2303

PROVERBS. A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 14 The comments are interleaved with the verses. The text is from the Complete Jewish Version, amended by me. 14  Every wise woman builds up her household,     but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. MOST OF US, MALE AND FEMALE, HAVE DONE THINGS THAT MIGHT […]

Bible blog 2302

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS 13 I’ve changed today from the Contemporary English Translation to the Complete Jewish Version. Again my comments are interleaved with the verses. PROVERBS 13 A son who heeds his father’s discipline is wise,     but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke. BUT CAN HE LISTEN IF HIS FATHER USES A […]

Bible blog 2301

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY For the ease of the reader I have interleaved my comments with the text. CHAPTER 12 To accept correction is wise,     to reject it is stupid. THIS PROVERB IS REPEATED FREQUENTLY POSSIBLY AS ADVICE TO THE READER! 2  The Lord likes everyone     who lives right,     but he punishes everyone     who […]

Bible blog 2300

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 11 My comments are inserted between verses The Lord hates anyone     who uses false measures,     but he likes everyone     who uses honest weights. YES, WHAT ABOUT THE PACKET OF BISCUITS THAT KEEPS ITS PRICE BUT REDUCES ITS CONTENTS? 2  Arrogance can put you to shame.     It’s wiser to be […]

Bible blog 2299

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY Chapters 1-9 turn out to have been an introduction to this collection of folk wisdom attributed to Solomon. Detailed commentary would be boring, so my occasional comments are inserted into the text in capitals. CHAPTER 10  Here are some proverbs     of Solomon: Children with good sense     make their parents happy, […]

Bible blog 2298

This blog will pursue the theme of “What we all know” by continuing a study of the book of Proverbs, which is after all important evidence for that theme, while my blog will tackle the same theme in a less disciplined way. PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS 9 9  Wisdom has built her […]

What we all know

We all know that human beings invented God. As this is precisely the opposite of what my religion teaches, it’s necessary to repeat it in case some kindly reader thinks it’s just a careless mistake: we all know that human beings invented God, well in the first instance Gods, and later the single God. Gods […]

A New Start / What we all know

The recent untimely death of my daughter has reminded me of the fragility of our lives and the need to do or say important things now, before we are unable to do or say anything. I have decided therefore to use this blog to mention some things that we all know to be true. When […]

Bible blog 2297

Today I am resuming this blog which has been neglected because of my daughter’s death, and my thoughts about her which can be found in my other blog: THE BOOK OF PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 8 8 With great understanding,     Wisdom is calling out as she stands at the crossroads     and on every […]