Matthew 7:6 (ANIV)
(Jesus said) “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
Unspecified in Bible text, daytime.
Simple lighting from the right illuminates this scene.
Unnamed man looking worried as some pigs turn on him & his “pearls of wisdom”!
Matthew chapters 05:01–08:01 is called “the Sermon on the Mount” because Jesus gave it on a hillside near Capernaum, which was a city on the north coast of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret.) This sermon probably covered several days of preaching, if not more & the content was probably repeated (at least in part) by Jesus many times, as the message contained in the sermon is central to the gospel message.
This is another literal interpretation of the words of Jesus. The picture shows the pigs trampling a man’s pearls & turning on him. The look a bit savage, don’t they?! You can see a few pearls falling from the hands of the man, with a few more scattered about in the mud. I enjoyed colouring up the oozing mud & pigs in this scene!
I decided to include some faded images of trees & a hill picture of Israel, just visible in the background to complete this cartoon.