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My Favourite Proverb

14th January 2006

Since I am on the topic of Proverbs (see my previous post), I can’t resist sharing my favourite biblical proverb:

כְּ֭כֶלֶב שָׁ֣ב עַל־קֵאֹ֑ו
כְּ֝סִ֗יל שֹׁונֶ֥ה בְאִוַּלְתֹּֽו

Like a dog that returns to its vomit
is a fool who reverts to his folly (Proverbs 26:11)

An apt characterization of fallen human nature, in my humble opinion.

2 Responses to “My Favourite Proverb”

  1. Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot » Blog Archive » My Favourite Proverb Visualized Says:

    [...] has got to be my favourite proverb — not just because it is vulgar (and reminds me that the Bible is a gritty, down-to-earth [...]

  2. Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot » Blog Archive » Fools in the Book of Proverbs Says:

    [...] to answer them (26:4-5). My favourite proverb associated with the kisîlîm (and perhaps my favourite out of the whole book of Proverbs) is Prov 26:11, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a [...]