( Log Out / ( Log Out / He saves the townspeople of Hillsboro from their narrow-minded fundamentalist views. from your Reading List will also remove any Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 1859. fool. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/proverbs-11.html. A wintry wind is poor comfort for a man with little raiment on a cold night. "evil. 1865-1868. v. 29. 1857. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". Hebrew. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The fool (‘evîl).—The self-willed, who will listen to no advice, and so comes to ruin. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/proverbs-11.html. 1874-1909. Drummond has been sent to Hillsboro at the request of the Baltimore Herald to defend Cates. ), i.e. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. Some home-destroyers emit many sparks, but one evil habit or temper is enough to consume all the peace of home-life. He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:29". For those alterations and changes generally succeed ill, and those disturbers of their own families oftentimes meet with vexations and ingratitude from those very persons whom, passing by others, they adopt as the objects of their especial favour: nay, by this means they often draw upon themselves ill reports and doubtful rumours; for it is not ill observed by Cicero, that all reports, both good and bad fame, come from domestics; which two evils Solomon expresses by inheriting the wind: for the frustrating of expectations, and raising of rumours, are rightly compared to winds. He that brings trouble upon himself and his family, by carelessness, or by wickedness, shall be unable to keep and enjoy what he gets, as a man is unable to hold the wind, or to satisfy himself with it. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". ( Log Out / 35. Brady had the same right as Cates: the right to be wrong! 1983-1999. So the selfish head of a household will absorb all the comforts of the household—take to himself all the luxuries and enjoyments which ought to be distributed among all its members. Functioning as the mouthpiece for Lawrence and Lee, Drummond fights for man's right to think as well as "the right to be wrong." "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". BibliographyBeza, Theodore. He that troubleth - The temper, nigardly and worrying, which leads a man to make those about him miserable, and proves but bad economy in the end. It may mean any unwise or bad conduct, as drunkenness, for instance, whereby a man troubles and impoverishes his family. 1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible, The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Proverbs 11:29". Proverbs 11:29. Study Help Full Glossary for Inherit the Wind agape with the mouth wide open, in surprise, wonder, etc., gaping. Shall be servant — Patrick refers the first part to him who makes or cherishes dissensions and factions in his house. Two extremes in the management of family-affairs are here condemned and the ill consequences of them foretold: - 1. When the judge tells Drummond that he cannot call his witnesses, the audience sees Drummond's quick mind, his ability to function under pressure, and his creativity. The perpetual rattle of a daily siege so dulls the ear of the soldier that he does not notice the roar of the cannon on the day of special battle. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. Which do not? ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1871-8. He that troubleth his own house— That is, either dissipates his substance by extravagance, or sows division and discord among his friends and relations. Used by Permission. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Inherit the Wind: When does the author criticize and sympathize with the social norms presented in the book? D., D. D. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:29". His reason for defending Scopes was to expose the ignorance of fundamentalism; Drummond's mission is to find the truth. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-11.html. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. construe the sentence. " There is implied here the fact of a man's primary obligation to be a blessing to his family. - World English Bible Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant [is] the fool to the wise of heart. Henry Drummond, the deuteragonist, or character second in importance in Inherit the Wind, can be considered the hero of the play. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:29". And a fool becomes servant to the wise in heart. Inherit the Wind: The town of Hillsboro assumes a personality of its own. turbare ; but with what reference is the troubling or disturbing here meant? What changes take place? All rights reserved. 1871-8. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. He that troubleth his own house,.... His family, his wife, and children, and servants; by being bitter to the one, and by provoking the others to wrath, and continually giving out menacing words to the rest; or through idleness, not providing for his family; or through an over worldly spirit, pushing on business, and hurrying it on beyond measure; or through a niggardly and avaricious temper, withholding meat and drink, and clothes convenient for them; see Proverbs 15:27; or through profuseness and prodigality. And with bitter karma, Brady died having no one but the wind. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:29". The Biblical Illustrator. Or. Lord Bacon takes this for a profitable admonition touching discords in families, and domestic breaches [but it may as well be applied to whole kingdoms, which are larger families]; which whosoever cherishes among his children, or servants, or people, as a means to have his affairs better administered when they have an evil eye upon and hate one another, commonly finds his hopes turn into wind. BibliographyHenry, Matthew. "Wind" here probably represents being left with nothing, something that cannot be grasped ( Proverbs 27:16; Job 15:2; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Ecclesiastes 1:17; Isaiah 26:18; Jeremiah 5:13; Micah 2:11). 29 He that troubleth his own household shall inherit the wind. A perpetual assertion of authority. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Such an one. (29) He that troubleth his own house.—Possibly by his niggardliness and avarice, as Proverbs 15:27. ", Previous "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Ver. A man may, by the violence and irritability, the peevishness, fretfulness, and selfishness of his temper; he may by his avarice on the one hand, or by his reckless prodigality on the other--involving his family in starvation and suffering by opposite means; he may by intemperance, with all its horrid attendants; he may by sloth, and idleness, and indisposition to work, trouble his own house. Prodigi singulis auribus bina aut terna dependent patrimonia, saith Seneca. 1909-1922. 29. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:29". By his profligacy, or law-suits, shall be impoverished, (ver. So the fool, thus acting, either comes to poverty, or heaps up for others. 1832. Proverbs 15:7. 1921-23. To "inherit the wind" is to inherit cold cheer. We have known great rents soon turned into great ruffs, and lands into laces. , Luth. By covetous desires and restless endeavours to heap up riches, whereby he greatly tires and troubles both himself and all his family with excessive cares and labours, which is called coveting an evil covetousness to his house, Habakkuk 2:9. A human father and husband that will complain at every trifle and blaze into a passion when nothing has been done or said worthy of notice, will be a great troubler of his house. i.e., shall gain nothing but emptiness as the result of all his trouble: like the wind, which makes a great bluster, but has nothing solid in it, and passes away (Proverbs 10:25; Ecclesiastes 1:13-14). John Trapp Complete Commentary. The result the man deserves. A man’s family is his first charge from heaven, and ought to be his chief and constant solicitude. Matthew Harrison Brady. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Shall inherit the wind; shall be as unable to keep and enjoy what he gets as a man is to hold the wind in his fist, or to feed and satisfy himself with it; he shall be brought to poverty.
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