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).
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