Proverbs 27:23-25

 

משלי כז:כג-כה

Original Text:

יָדֹעַ תֵּדַע פְּנֵי צֹאנֶךָ שִׁית לִבְּךָ לַעֲדָרִים:
(כד) כִּי לֹא לְעוֹלָם חֹסֶן וְאִם נֵזֶר לְדוֹר דור וָדוֹר:
(כה) גָּלָה חָצִיר וְנִרְאָה דֶשֶׁא וְנֶאֶסְפוּ עִשְּׂבוֹת הָרִים:

Translation:

Mind well the looks of your flock; pay attention to your herds; for property does not last forever, or a crown for all generations. Grass vanishes, new grass appears, and the herbage of the hills is gathered in.
[JPS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How does this verse help guide our ethical consumption?
2. Should the responsibility of oversight fall only on the producer, or the ultimate consumer?

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