Thursday, September 30, 2010

Proverbs of Solomon

It is said that the proverbs in the Old Testament are mostly written by Solomon, King of Israel and King David's son. He was rich in wisdom given by God. I was really amazed to know that he had 300 wives and 700 concubines.

Proverb is like a guidance to life, which gives us what is right and fair,
how to live well and the like. The words of wisdom contain mostly strict lessons and advices.

However, some of them are very interesting. Please see the following. Japanese version is 口語訳. I suppose that Solomon himself learned lessons from his failures through his own life. :-)

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.(Proverbs 11:22)
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.(Proverbs 21:9)
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.(Proverbs 21:19)
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.(Proverbs 27:15-16)


Thank you for reading and God bless you!
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