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55 Bible Verses about Proverbs
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The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel; to know wisdom and chastening; to understand prudent words; to receive the chastening of prudence, justice, judgment, and equity;read more.
to give prudence to the simple, and to the young men knowledge and council. If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel: To understand a parable and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their enigmas.
And God gave Solomon exceedingly great wisdom and intelligence and magnanimity of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of the Egyptians. For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan, the Ezrahite, and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and he was named in all nations round about.read more.
And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents and of fishes. And they came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.
A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.
Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.
He that trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whosoever walks in wisdom, he shall be saved.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.
Old age is a crown of glory if it is found in the way of righteousness.
The blessing of the LORD is that which makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
A good reputation is rather to be chosen than great riches and good grace rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.
Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon riches which are not? For they shall certainly make themselves wings; they shall fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine. The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it shall eat its fruit.
My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without cause. Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol and whole as those that go down into the pit;read more.
We shall find all kinds of riches, we shall fill our houses with spoil. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, do not walk in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain which takes away the life of those who possess it.
My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments: For they shall add length of days and long life and peace unto thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the tablet of thine heart:read more.
So shalt thou find grace and good favour in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It shall be medicine to thy navel and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my intelligence; that thou may keep council and that thy lips may conserve knowledge. For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,read more.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps uphold Sheol, lest thou should ponder the path of life, her ways are unstable; thou shalt not know them. Hear me now therefore, O ye sons, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and do not come near the door of her house, lest thou give thine honour unto others and thy years unto the cruel, lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger, and thou mourn at the last when thy flesh and thy body are consumed and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof and have not obeyed the voice of those who chastened me, nor inclined my ear to those that instructed me! I have been in almost every kind of evil, in the midst of society and of the congregation. Drink waters out of thine own cistern and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of thy waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own and not for strangers with thee. Thy fountain shall be blessed; and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love, without eyes for anyone else. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a woman belonging to someone else, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he weighs all his goings. His own iniquities shall take hold of the wicked, and he shall be imprisoned with the cords of his sins. He shall die because he did not submit to chastening; and due to the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers; write them upon the tablet of thine heart.read more.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the woman belonging to someone else, from the stranger who flatters with her words.
The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: Sheol; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that never says, It is enough.
Aleph Who can find a valiant woman? for her price is far above precious stones. Beth The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Gimel She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.read more.
Daleth She sought wool and flax and worked willingly with her hands. He She was like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from afar. Vau She rose up even at night and gave food to her family and a portion to her maidens. Zain She considered the inheritance and bought it; with the fruit of her hands she planted a vineyard. Cheth She girded her loins with strength and strengthened her arms. Teth She perceived that her merchandise was good; her fire did not go out by night. Jod She laid her hands to the spindle, and her hands held the distaff. Caph She stretched out her hand to the poor; yea, she reached forth her hands to the destitute. Lamed She shall not be afraid of the snow for her family, for all her family is clothed with double garments. Mem She makes herself tapestries; her clothing is of fine linen and purple. Nun Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. Samech She made fine linen and sold it and delivered girdles unto the merchant. Ain Strength and glory is her clothing, and she shall laugh in the last day. Pe She opened her mouth with wisdom, and the law of mercy is upon her tongue. Tzaddi She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat bread in idleness. Koph Her sons rose up and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praised her. Resh Many daughters have done valiantly, but thou dost excel them all. Schin Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but the woman that fears the LORD shall be praised. Tau Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.