To really know someone or something one must first love that someone or something. This applies both to human relationships and to Bible study.
The words of a good man are always of great value, but even the thoughts of a wicked man are worthless.
“When using lots of words one never fails to offend, but the one who restrains his lips is wise.”
Someone who hates secretly is a deceiver. Someone who hates publicly is an idiot.
Wealth acts as a protective barrier between the wealthy man and the difficulties of life. On the other hand, poverty puts a poor man in difficult situations without any kind of protective barrier. In order to survive, the poor man often has to resort to solutions that have regrettable lasting effects that keep the poor man poor.
Text שִׂנְאָה תְּעוֺרֵר מְדָנִים וְעַל כָּל־פְּשָׁעִים תְּכַסֶּה אַהֲבָה׃
Some initial thoughts on reading Proverbs 10:6-11 as a unit.
Commentary on Proverbs 10:11 – “A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous one, but the mouth of wicked people conceals violence.
Text קֺרֵץ עַיִן יִתֵּן עַצָּבֶת וֶאֱוִיל שְׂפָתַיִם יִלָּבֵט׃
Text הוֺלֵךְ בַּתֺּם יֵלֶךְ בֶּטַח וּמְעַקֵשׁ דְּרָכָיו יְוָּדֵעַ׃