The Mishlei Podcast

Mishlei 22:17-21 - How YOU Can Get Mishleic Bitachon, OR An Enigmatic (Egyptian?) Exordium (Part 2)

September 22, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 9 Episode 12
The Mishlei Podcast
Mishlei 22:17-21 - How YOU Can Get Mishleic Bitachon, OR An Enigmatic (Egyptian?) Exordium (Part 2)
Show Notes

Mishlei 22:17-21 - An Enigmatic (Egyptian?) Exordium (Part 2)

(יז) הַט אׇזְנְךָ וּשְׁמַע דִּבְרֵי חֲכָמִים וְלִבְּךָ תָּשִׁית לְדַעְתִּי׃ (יח) כִּי נָעִים כִּי תִשְׁמְרֵם בְּבִטְנֶךָ, יִכֹּנוּ יַחְדָּו עַל שְׂפָתֶיךָ׃ (יט) לִהְיוֹת בַּי"י מִבְטַחֶךָ, הוֹדַעְתִּיךָ הַיּוֹם אַף אָתָּה: (כ) הֲלֹא כָתַבְתִּי לְךָ [שָׁלִשִׁים] (שלשום) בְּמֹעֵצוֹת וָדָעַת. (כא) לְהוֹדִיעֲךָ קֹשְׁטְ אִמְרֵי אֱמֶת לְהָשִׁיב אֲמָרִים אֱמֶת לְשֹׁלְחֶיךָ.

This morning (9/22/22), in our morning Mishlei shiur, we set out to understand the main idea of this confusing cluster of pesukim - and we succeeded! We began with one of our own insights, which we developed and supported with ideas from the meforshim. This ended up providing a really nice insight into one of the hitherto underappreciated objectives of Mishlei, namely, to cultivate bitachon in Hashem (in a Mishleic way).
משלי - כב:יז-כא
רבינו יונה
מצודת ציון
רמב"ם - פירוש המשניות, סנהדרין, הקדמה לפרק חלק
ירמיהו יז:ה-ח
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