Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Whoever loves skillful and godly Wisdom rejoices his father, but he who associates with harlots wastes his substance.




Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive counsel (friendly reproof and warning) -- " Even though [the youth] comes out of prison to reign, while the other, born a king, becomes needy.














Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], but wise men turn away wrath.

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.


Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem! Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have an agreement -- "when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter.

The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

The curse of the Lord is in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous. Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.

A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel].