BMS UpdatesVerse of the Day (June 3, 2020) 3 Jun 2020 Eduardo Marin, D.Min. Verse of the Day (June 3, 2020) #BMSeminary – (1) Heb “soft answer.” The adjective רַּךְ (rakh, “soft; tender; gentle”; BDB 940 s.v.) is more than a mild response; it is conciliatory, an answer that restores good temper and reasonableness (W. McKane, Proverbs [OTL], 477). Gideon illustrates this kind of answer (Judg 8:1-3) that brings peace. (2) Heb “word of harshness”; KJV “grievous words.” The noun עֶצֶב (‘etsev, “pain, hurt”) functions as an attributive genitive. The term עֶצֶב refers to something that causes pain (BDB 780 s.v. I עֶצֶב). For example, Jephthah’s harsh answer led to war (Judg 12:1-6). (3) Heb “raises anger.” A common response to painful words is to let one’s temper flare up. [NET Bible Notes] Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Published by Eduardo Marin, D.Min. Lead Tutor, Baptist Ministerial Seminary DMin, Piedmont College of Theology M.A.Th., Faithful Baptist College View all posts by Eduardo Marin, D.Min.