700 BC
Bible Division
Little Wisdoms
Proverbs is best known as a book of wisdom and some general life advice. Many of the writings are attributed to King Solomon who had the training, resources and time to study and learn about anything he wanted, and he asked specifically from God to learn about wisdom (1 Kings 3:1-15).
4004 BC2021 AD
1000 BC — 700 BC


Chapter Outline

1. The proverbs of Solomon the son of David king of Israel:2. Receive my words and store up my commandments within you;3. Don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:4. Listen sons to a father's instruction5. My son pay attention to my wisdom6. If you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;7. Warning Against the Adulteress8. Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?9. Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.10. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.11. A false balance is an abomination to the Lord12. Whoever loves correction loves knowledge; he who hates reproof is stupid.13. A wise son listens to his father's instruction but a scoffer doesn't listen14. Every wise woman builds her house but the foolish one tears it down15. A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.16. The plans of the heart belong to man; Answer of the tongue is from the Lord.17. Better is a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.18. An unfriendly man pursues selfishness and defies all sound judgment.19. Better is the poor who walks in his integrity20. Wine is a mocker and beer is a brawler.21. The king's heart is in the Lord's hand like the watercourses.22. A good name is more desirable than great riches23. When you sit to eat with a ruler consider diligently what is before you;24. Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:25. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing but the glory of kings is to search out26. Like snow in summer and as rain in harvest so honor is not fitting for a fool.27. Don't boast about tomorrow; for you don't know what a day may bring forth.28. The wicked flee when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion.29. He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly30. The words of Agur the son of Jakeh31. King Lemuel: Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

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