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Proverbs 26:7

Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Psalm 49:1-4

Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, Both low and high, Rich and poor together. My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding. read more.
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.

Proverbs 1:1-6

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; read more.
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

Proverbs 26:9

Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

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Proverbs 1:6

To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

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1 Kings 4:29-34

Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations. read more.
He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005. He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish. Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

Proverbs 1:1

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

Proverbs 25:1

These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 12:8

A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Proverbs 10:3

The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 11:10

When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.

Proverbs 12:3

A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

Proverbs 21:15

The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 25:26

Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Proverbs 15:16

Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

Proverbs 22:1-2

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 12:18-19

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Proverbs 17:20

He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Proverbs 28:23

He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.

Proverbs 1:10-19

My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit; read more.
We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil; Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse," My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path, For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird; But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives. So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Proverbs 3:1-10

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. read more.
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones. Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 5:1-23

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge. For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech; read more.
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol. She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it. Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one; And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed; And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof! "I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors! "I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation." Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well. Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love. For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner? For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths. His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin. He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

Proverbs 7:1-5

My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you. Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. read more.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend; That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 30:15-16

The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough": Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."

Proverbs 31:10-31

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. read more.
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

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Proverbs 1:1

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

Proverbs 25:1

These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.

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Proverbs 1:1-4

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; read more.
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,



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