“As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.”  (Proverbs 27:19)

     Solomon is famous for the word pictures that he uses to drive home the idea, often profound, that he wants his readers to grasp.  These pictures are almost always common and easily visualized, but quite fully and dramatically drive home his point for us.  
      Here, we see one of the more obvious ones for us to consider - that of a man looking at his face in a brook or stream and seeing his own face “looking back” at him versus the personal and inner workings of a mans’ heart that cannot be readily or obviously discerned by another man, even (by implication) one that is close to him and can readily see the one that is the subject of the statement. 

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