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Proverbs 1:23 NET

1:23 If only110 you will respond111 to my rebuke,112

then113 I will pour114 out my thoughts115 to you

and116 I will make117 my words known to you.

110

tn The imperfect tense is in the conditional protasis without the conditional particle, followed by the clause beginning with הִנֵּה (hinneh, “then”). The phrase “If only …” does not appear in the Hebrew but is implied by the syntax; it is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.

111

tn Heb “turn.” The verb is from שׁוּב (shuv, “to return; to respond; to repent”).

112

sn The noun תּוֹכַחַת (tokhakhat, “rebuke”) is used in all kinds of disputes including rebuking, arguing, reasoning, admonishing, and chiding. The term is broad enough to include here warning and rebuke. Cf. KJVNABNRSV “reproof”; TEV “when I reprimand you”; CEV “correct you.”

113

tn Heb “Behold!”

114

tn The Hiphil cohortative of נָבַע (nava’, “to pour out”) describes the speaker’s resolution to pour out wisdom on those who respond.

115

tn Heb “my spirit.” The term “spirit” (רוּחַruakh) functions as a metonymy (= spirit) of association (= thoughts), as indicated by the parallelism with “my words” (דְּבָרַיdébaray). The noun רוּחַ (ruakh, “spirit”) can have a cognitive nuance, e.g., “spirit of wisdom” (Exod 28:3Deut 34:9). It is used metonymically for “words” (Job 20:3) and “mind” (Isa 40:13Ezek 11:520:321 Chr 28:12; see BDB 925 s.v. רוּחַ 6). The “spirit of wisdom” produces skill and capacity necessary for success (Isa 11:2John 7:37–39).

116

tn The conjunction “and” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for the sake of smoothness.

117

tn Here too the form is the cohortative, stressing the resolution of wisdom to reveal herself to the one who responds.

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