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For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat.
– Proverbs 30:22
The second line refers to a fool, using the word nabal. It only occurs three times in Proverbs, but it adds to the picture of the fool painted by wisdom. Outside Proverbs, this fool is closeminded and unapproachable (1 Samuel 25:17), and has no appetite for wisdom seeing he has refused the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom (Psalms 14:1). The fool’s being full makes him doubly overbearing.