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Reformation Study Bible – Pr 30:24–28
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Pr 30:24–28

30:24–28 If this saying went no farther than natural history, it would still fulfill a purpose of wisdom: the perception of order and of how things work together. Many proverbs show an interest in nature as a parable on human life (e.g., 6:6–11). The fact that wisdom is ascribed to these creatures implies some unity with human existence. The creatures are wise because they are able to surmount some serious inherent weakness, and so to survive well. These gifts of wisdom, to each according to its kind, are given by the Creator of all.