Monday, August 17, 2009

Random Verse: Proverbs 30:31

Ironically, today's random verse shows how even wisdom literature can be completely random. It's ironic because I've said before that wisdom literature is often good for single-verse self-contained snippets of relevant and applicable wisdom. That's still an accurate general tendency, but it didn't work today.
Proverbs 30:31 (ESV)
the strutting rooster, the he-goat, and a king whose army is with him.
Randomness 7, Relevance 2

To be fair, Prov 30:31 isn't even a complete sentence. The complete thought is in Proverbs 30:29-31. It's a number proverb.

Context is an essential part of interpretation. That should be obvious by now if you're following the Random Verses series.

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