Daily Archives: February 3, 2009

Musings on ….Proverbs 30 Part 3

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15 The leech has two daughters:
Give and Give. 
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough”:
16 Sheol, the barren womb,
the land never satisfied with water,
and the fire that never says, “Enough.”

Two daughters, Give and Give

3 things are never satisfied

1. Sheol

2. the barren womb

3. the land with water

and the 4th fire never says enough.

why are these things listed together?  Sheol has but wants more,  womb never has had but wants, the land always needs water and fire devours everything.

18 Three things are too wonderful for me;
four I do not understand:
19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a serpent on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a virgin.

3 things that are too wonderful for me, 4 I do not understand

1. the way of the eagle in the sky

2.   ”     the serpent on a rock

3.    ”   a ship on the high seas

4.   ”  a man with a virgin

Ok, this weirds me out a bit, think about the way those 4 things move, or at least the first 3.  He doesn’t understand, he doesn’t move like them. but he thinks they are wonderful.

21 Under three things the earth trembles;
under four it cannot bear up:
22 a slave when he becomes king,
and a fool when he is filled with food;
23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband,
and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.

under 3 things the earth trembles, 4 it can not bear up

1. a slave when he becomes king

2. a fool when he is filled with food

3. unloved woman when she gets a hubby

4. a servant when she displaces her mistress/master.

how do these groups of people act when those things happen to them?

foolish, prideful, boastful, giddy with happiness?