Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tommy Didn't Study His Bible

The other day I was studying Proverbs 26:27, where King Solomon observes, "He who digs a pit will fall into it." One of my favorite movies illustrates this wisdom:

"What is it, the first hole I dug?" Tommy says after murdering Spider. Fateful words given how he turned out:

The ArtScroll edition of Proverbs comments:

"R' Saadiah Gaon cites the case of King Darius's officials who were cast into the lion's den into which they had thrown Daniel. Perhaps the most prominent example of a man who 'dug his own grave' is Haman, who was hanged on the very gallows that he had built for Mordechai."

To express this theme in Hebrew, "Midah Keneged Midah" (
Measure for Measure).


Crusader Vic said...

Long overdue, but he finally got his.

Anonymous said...

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. ~Genesis 3:19

Sebastian Mak said...

Ostatnio natknąłem się na kantor internetowy Open Kantor i jestem bardzo zadowolony.