Bible Notes

"The way of life is above to the wise" (Prov. 15:24)—The Hebrew word rendered "above" is literally "upward." Hence we could translate: "To the wise, the way of life (leads) upward." Compare the Revised Version, and Moffatt's, "The wise man's road winds upward into life."

"The way of transgressors is hard" (Prov. 13:15)—The Hebrew term rendered "transgressors" is literally "the treacherous" (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 93). The word translated "hard" means literally "perennial" or "permanent," but most scholars conjecture that in this context it should be rendered "rugged or hard" (op. cit., p. 451). So the Revised Version has: "The way of the treacherous is rugged." However, the Septuagint translates: "The way of the scorners tends to destruction;" and Moffatt: "The way fools live stirs up dislike."

"Unto every good work reprobate" (Titus 1:16)—The Greek term here translated "reprobate" means more exactly "failing to pass the test, unapproved, counterfeit" (Souter: Greek Lexicon, p. 7). Moffatt suggests: "useless for good work of any kind;" Goodspeed: "worthless for any good purpose;" and Weymouth (fifth edition): "for any good work useless."

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