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22:29 a man skillful. Hebrew “who is quick.” Such speed in work comes from well-learned skills rather than from taking shortcuts.
He will stand before kings. The words are an indirect exhortation to excellence, which, as in the Egyptian schools of the wise, was the way of promotion to higher service (22:17–24:22 note).