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Yahweh does not cause the righteous soul to go hungry,
but he will push away what the wicked desire. Bible

“cause the righteous soul to go hungry.” The verb raeb (#07456 רָעֵב) means “to be hungry” in the kal aspect, but this verb is in the hiphel aspect, the causative aspect, and that is important here. There are righteous people who go hungry, but God does not cause it. On a broader note, the Proverb can also be taken to mean that the righteous soul will not be allowed to hunger, but that would be a general statement with plenty of exceptions.


Commentary for: Proverbs 10:3