Proverbs 6:16

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Hi, please help me out on Proverbs 6:16. Why does it say there are 6 things God hates but 7 are an abomination? I know that between the GNB and KJ's version there is different wording and I don't want to get stuck on semantics but why the discrepancy between the numbers? Have I missed something in the rest of the book? Thanks:confused:
 
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Hi, please help me out on Proverbs 6:16. Why does it say there are 6 things God hates but 7 are an abomination? I know that between the GNB and KJ's version there is different wording and I don't want to get stuck on semantics but why the discrepancy between the numbers? Have I missed something in the rest of the book? Thanks:confused:
Hi Lee-Ann, This is a literary device used particularly in Proverbs. You will find a similar structure in 30:18; 30:21; 30:24 and 30:29. Basically it is a way of saying that whatever is said about the first number of things applies even more intensely to the last.

blessings,

Lynn
 
Aug 9, 2011
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Hi Lee-Ann, This is a literary device used particularly in Proverbs. You will find a similar structure in 30:18; 30:21; 30:24 and 30:29. Basically it is a way of saying that whatever is said about the first number of things applies even more intensely to the last.

blessings,

Lynn
Yay :D .. read the passages and I see it now. Thank you!
 
Hi Lee-Ann, This is a literary device used particularly in Proverbs. You will find a similar structure in 30:18; 30:21; 30:24 and 30:29. Basically it is a way of saying that whatever is said about the first number of things applies even more intensely to the last.

blessings,

Lynn
Correct and do not forget the GNB is only a paraphrase (thus unintentionally tainted with the Author's opinion and limitations of translation...but I like it and have a copy also...however it is not the unadulterated word of God)...