Proverbs 10:12

Hebrew Bible

10 The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin. 11 The speech of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions. 13 Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks sense will be disciplined. 14 Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.

1 Peter 4:8

New Testament

6 Now it was for this very purpose that the gospel was preached to those who are now dead, so that though they were judged in the flesh by human standards they may live spiritually by God’s standards. 7 For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer. 8 Above all keep your love for one another fervent because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without complaining. 10 Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.

 Notes and References

"... A first proverb in 1 Peter occurs in 4:8, where Proverbs 10:12 appears to have been substantially reformulated. Most commentators would call it an allusion or an echo. The rendering is obviously very free, but still too apparent to ignore ... A second proverb occurs in 4:18, which follows Proverbs 11:31 rather closely ... 4:17-18 as a whole illustrates that the way wisdom sayings are applied in 1 Peter, intertwine with eschatological motives. 4:18, without losing its sapiential flavour, has an eschatological touch to it. Verse 17 'For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God' may loosely allude to Ezekiel 9:5-6, where God commands concerning his judgment, 'Begin at my sanctuary! So they began with the elders who were in front of the house.' From there the argument proceeds: 'If it begins with us, what will be the end for those who do not obey the gospel of God?' and ends in the question charted above. Wisdom and admonishment are positioned here in view of God’s coming wrath, compare 2:12.23 A second proverb, 5:5, is an almost citation of Proverbs 3:34, with only the divine name differing. We can therefore suffice with one translation: 'God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble' ..."

van Nes, Hans "Traces of A Three Part Canon underlying 1 Peter" in Riecker, Siegbert (ed.) Das heilige Herz der Tora: Festschrift für Hendrik Koorevaar zu seinem 65. Geburtsatg. (pp. 183-197) Shaker, 2011

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