More study needed

Proverbs 16-18

Tonight I read many of these proverb “one-liners” out loud to my husband.  We both loved one of the last ones that I read:

2 He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the LORD.

So I am good for him!  It’s right there, in black and white!

There was a proverb that we stumbled over, though:

A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.

Does this mean that it is okay to bribe?  A look at different translations and at the meanings of the Hebrew words has left my head spinning.  The same word for “bribe” is also translated as “gift” or “gift of a magic stone” depending on which version you read.  I’ll have to visit this one more in-depth, hopefully tomorrow.

For tonight, my gift to myself is sleep!  This one requires more study.

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