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Proverbs 6:16 New English Translation (NET Bible)

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,
even[a] seven[b] things that are an abomination to him:[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:16 tn The conjunction has the explicative use here (R. J. Williams, Hebrew Syntax, 71, §434).
  2. Proverbs 6:16 sn This saying involves a numerical ladder, paralleling six things with seven things (e.g., also 30:15, 18, 21, 24, 29). The point of such a numerical arrangement is that the number does not exhaust the list (W. M. Roth, “The Numerical Sequence x / x +1 in the Old Testament,” VT 12 [1962]: 300-311; and his “Numerical Sayings in the Old Testament,” VT 13 [1965]: 86).
  3. Proverbs 6:16 tn Heb “his soul.”
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