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News Item 336. Mishlei 16-21 (Intellectual Development)
Proverb 16-21 was updated on Sunday August 13 to incorporate the following Additional Insight:
The speech of the teacher is described as sweet because it sounds pleasant to the ear. It is also sweet because the teacher extends himself beyond his own concerns and projects his thoughts to the welfare of his students. He thinks about how the ear of his students will perceive what he has said and adjusts the presentation for their benefit. That gracious, unselfish quality of love for others makes it especially sweet.
This addition is in response to the suggestion of one of our thoughtful readers who felt that some further insight was called for.