Proverbs 1:6 (KJV) To understand a proverb, and the interpretation;
the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Dark to those that are acute obtusi, that have not their “senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

Hebrews 5:14 (KJV): But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Legum obscuritates non assignemus culpae scribentium sed inscitiae non assequentium, saith he in Gellius. If the law be dark to any, the fault is not in the lawgiver, but in those that should better understand it.


The painting:The lawyer, by  Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Hans Thorwid / Nationalmuseum.