Chapter Summaries of Proverbs

Proverbs 1 27 Apr 2012 7 comments

1 The proverbs of Solomon. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. Wisdom calls aloud. The complacency of fools destroys them.

Proverbs 2 28 Apr 2012 1 comment

2 My son, apply your heart to understanding. For the LORD gives wisdom. It will save you from the way of evil, and from the adulteress.

Proverbs 3 29 Apr 2012 1 comment

3 My son, trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not despise his discipline. Wisdom is a tree of life. Do not quarrel without cause.

Proverbs 4 30 Apr 2012 1 comment

4 Listen, my sons: Get wisdom. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun. Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Proverbs 5 1 May 2012 1 comment

5 My son, listen to my words. In the end an adulteress is bitter as wormwood. Keep away from her. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 6 2 May 2012 1 comment

6 A little slumber, and poverty will come like a bandit. A scoundrel sows discord. My son, a man who commits adultery destroys himself.

Proverbs 7 3 May 2012 4 comments

7 My son, wisdom will keep you from the adulteress. I saw her seducing a young man. He followed her like an ox going to the slaughter.

Proverbs 8 4 May 2012 1 comment

8 Wisdom cries aloud: "My mouth speaks truth. The LORD brought me forth at the beginning of his works. Whoever finds me finds life."

Proverbs 9 5 May 2012 3 comments

9 Wisdom has built her house. She says, "Come, leave your folly." The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Folly knows nothing.

Proverbs 10 6 May 2012 4 comments

10 A wise son makes a glad father. Love covers all offences. With many words, sin is not lacking. The righteous will never be uprooted.

Proverbs 11 7 May 2012 4 comments

11 The LORD hates dishonest scales. The wicked earn false wages. Whoever gives water will get water. Whoever trusts in riches will fall.

Proverbs 12 8 May 2012 1 comment

12 No one finds security by wickedness. Those who work the land have food. Rash words pierce like a sword. Righteousness leads to life.

Proverbs 13 9 May 2012 3 comments

13 The righteous hate lies. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Whoever heeds reproof is honoured. Whoever spares the rod hates his son.

Proverbs 14 10 May 2012 3 comments

14 The talk of fools is a rod for their backs. Even in laughter the heart may ache. Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker.

Proverbs 15 11 May 2012 2 comments

15 A gentle answer turns away wrath. The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. Plans fail for lack of counsel. The LORD hears the righteous.

Proverbs 16 12 May 2012 2 comments

16 A man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Kings detest evil. Pride goes before destruction. Wisdom is a fountain of life.

Proverbs 17 13 May 2012 2 comments

17 A wise servant will rule over a shameful son. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam. Even a fool seems wise if he keeps silent.

Proverbs 18 14 May 2012 2 comments

18 A fool delights in his own opinions. The name of LORD is a strong tower. A gift opens the way. The tongue can bring life or death.

Proverbs 19 15 May 2012 2 comments

19 Wealth makes friends. A false witness will not go unpunished. A good wife is from the LORD. Whoever helps the poor lends to the LORD.

Proverbs 20 16 May 2012 3 comments

20 Wine is a mocker, beer a brawler. Even a child is known by his deeds. The LORD hates false weights. It is a snare to make rash vows.

Proverbs 21 17 May 2012 2 comments

21 To do justice is better than sacrifice. Better to live on the roof than with a quarrelsome wife. No plans can avail against the LORD.

Proverbs 22 18 May 2012 2 comments

22 A good name is better than riches. Train a child and he will not go astray. Incline your ear and apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 23 19 May 2012 2 comments

23 Do not wear yourself out to get rich. Do not move a boundary marker. Buy the truth, and do not sell it. Do not linger long over wine.

Proverbs 24 20 May 2012 2 comments

24 Do not envy the wicked. Wisdom is sweet to the soul. Fear the LORD and the king, my son. I saw thorns in the field of the sluggard.

Proverbs 25 21 May 2012 2 comments

25 Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. To seek one's own glory is not glory.

Proverbs 26 22 May 2012 1 comment

26 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Without gossip a quarrel dies down. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it.

Proverbs 27 23 May 2012 1 comment

27 Faithful are the wounds of a friend. A loud blessing in the morning will be taken as a curse. A person is tested by being praised.

Proverbs 28 24 May 2012 1 comment

28 Better to be poor and honest than crooked and rich. Whoever confesses sins will find mercy. Whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Proverbs 29 25 May 2012 1 comment

29 By justice a king builds up the land. Whether a fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. Correct your son and he will give you rest.

Proverbs 30 26 May 2012 1 comment

30 Every word of God is pure. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Four things are never satisfied: Sheol, a barren womb, earth and fire.

Proverbs 31 27 May 2012 3 comments

31 Speak up for the speechless. Who can find an excellent wife? She buys a field, she makes garments, she watches over her household.

Chris Juby

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