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Hebrew Parallelism

In the Old Testament many examples are found of what is called Hebrew parallelism, in which the same thought is expressed in different language. For instance,

“He shall judge the world in righteousness, He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness” (Psalm 9:8).

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18, and compare Isaiah 1:18). In other cases the truth is driven home by a contrast:

“The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just” (Proverbs 3:33, and 15:17).

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

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