Proverbs, The

Proverbs, The

An OT book that presents several collections of wisdom sayings, poems, and aphorisms. The book is best outlined as a series of collections.

Outline of Contents


I. Wisdom poems (Prov 1:1-9:18)

II. Wisdom sayings (Prov 10:1-22:16)

III. Admonitions (Prov 22:17-24:22)

IV. “Sayings of the Wise” (Prov 24:23-34)

V. “Proverbs of Solomon”: wisdom sayings (Prov 25:1-29:7)

VI. “The words of Agur” (Prov 30:1-33)

VII. “The words of King Lemuel” (Prov 31:1-9)

VIII. Poem on the ideal wife (Prov 31:10-31)

Prov 1:1-9:18

1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2For learning about wisdom and instruction,
for understanding words of insight,3for gaining inst ... View more

Prov 10:1-22:16

Wise Sayings of Solomon
1The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise child makes a glad father,
but a foolish child is a mother's grief.2Treasures gained by wickedness do ... View more

Prov 22:17-24:22

Sayings of the Wise
17The words of the wise:

Incline your ear and hear my words,
and apply your mind to my teaching;18for it will be pleasant if you keep them ... View more

Prov 24:23-34

Further Sayings of the Wise
23These also are sayings of the wise:

Partiality in judging is not good.24Whoever says to the wicked, “You are innocent,”
will be c ... View more

Prov 25:1-29:7

Further Wise Sayings of Solomon
1These are other proverbs of Solomon that the officials of King Hezekiah of Judah copied.
2It is the glory of God to conceal thi ... View more

Prov 30:1-33

Sayings of Agur
1The words of Agur son of Jakeh. An oracle.

Thus says the man: I am weary, O God,
I am weary, O God. How can I prevail?2Surely I am too stupid ... View more

Prov 31:1-9

The Teaching of King Lemuel's Mother
1The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:
2No, my son! No, son of my womb!
No, son of my vows!3Do no ... View more

Prov 31:10-31

Ode to a Capable Wife
10A capable wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of ... View more

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