A bit of background here. Every day I read scriptures. I read one chapter in the Old Testament, one from the Gospels or Acts, and one from the Epistles.
Today, on October 22, 2023 my mind started wandering while I read Proverbs 21. I kept coming back to focus on verse 22.
Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth downthe strength of the confidence thereof.
Bluntly put this brings to mind more questions than answers. What was I thinking at the time? I don’t really recall. I tend to jump from one thing to another. I don’t think what “I” was thinking was important… at all. When I refocused on my reading, my eyes jumped back to where I left off – verse 22. Understand, this verse wasn’t really sinking in – until it did. What sunk in?
What sunk in is less the meaning of the verse but the actual words themselves.
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
Put another way (World English Version)
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.
What I do not know is whether this pertains to any particular “wise man” or any particular “city of the mighty”.
It says what it says. Time will tell. If some clarification is revealed to me, I will post on it, given permission.