Proverbs 14:15
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01-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Proverbs 14:15
We've all heard the oft repeated (ad nauseam) Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

I've started reading The Mathematical Theory of Special and General Relativity by Ashok N. Katti. In the preface Mr. Katti cites Proverbs 14:15 "The gullible will believe anything but the prudent will first verify." This seems a wonderful comeback to Psalm 14:1 but I can find no translation with this exact wording. The King James Version is ...

"The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going."

The closest I can find to Mr. Katti's is in The Living Bible "Only a simpleton believes everything he’s told! A prudent man understands the need for proof." No other version that I can find uses the word "proof" or "verify". Instead I find "the prudent man looketh well to his going" or "the prudent gives thought to his steps". The most often used is "the prudent considers well his steps".

In other words, the translation is all over the map. Does anyone know where Mr. Katti got his version?

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01-08-2014, 12:20 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
(01-08-2014 12:18 PM)f stop Wrote:  ...
In other words, the translation is all over the map. Does anyone know where Mr. Katti got his version?

It's from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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01-08-2014, 12:22 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
My rebuttal is saying "Well it is a good thing I speak with my mouth and think with my brain, because my heart only pumps blood."

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01-08-2014, 12:32 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
(01-08-2014 12:20 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(01-08-2014 12:18 PM)f stop Wrote:  ...
In other words, the translation is all over the map. Does anyone know where Mr. Katti got his version?

It's from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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01-08-2014, 01:25 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
(01-08-2014 12:32 PM)f stop Wrote:  
(01-08-2014 12:20 PM)DLJ Wrote:  It's from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Yes, really. You can believe me. Would I lie to you?

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01-08-2014, 01:27 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
(01-08-2014 01:25 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(01-08-2014 12:32 PM)f stop Wrote:  Really? Smile

Yes, really. You can believe me. Would I lie to you?

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01-08-2014, 01:41 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
The fool says in his heart, "there is no god," because even a fool can see that.
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01-08-2014, 02:02 PM
RE: Proverbs 14:15
Sounds like Mr. Katti's own paraphrase of the verse. The original Hebrew of the second part of that verse says "arum bin ashshur", literally "shrewd or crafty (man) understands (his) step".

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