Resources on Proverbs

Resources on Proverbs

Wisdom in the World, Wisdom for the World

Proverbs 3:13-35 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,    those who gain understanding,14 for she is more profitable than silver    and yields better returns than gold.15 She is more precious than rubies;    nothing you desire can compare with her.16 Long life is in her right hand;    in her left hand are riches and honor.17 Her ways are pleasant ways,    and all her paths are peace.18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;    those who hold her fast will be blessed. 19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,    by understanding…

Borrowed Strength

Proverbs 3:1-12 1 My son, do not forget my teaching,    but keep my commands in your heart,2 for they will prolong your life many years    and bring you peace and prosperity. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;    bind them around your neck,    write them on the tablet of your heart.4 Then you will win favor and a good name    in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit to him,    and he will make your…

The Benefits of Wisdom

Proverbs 2:1-22 1 My son, if you accept my words    and store up my commands within you,2 turning your ear to wisdom    and applying your heart to understanding—3 indeed, if you call out for insight    and cry aloud for understanding,4 and if you look for it as for silver    and search for it as for hidden treasure,5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord    and find the knowledge of God.6 For the Lord gives wisdom;    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.7 He holds success in store for the upright,    he is a shield to those…

Mother Wisdom’s Cry

Proverbs 1:20-33 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,    she raises her voice in the public square;21 on top of the wall she cries out,    at the city gate she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?    How long will mockers delight in mockery    and fools hate knowledge?23 Repent at my rebuke!    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,    I will make known to you my teachings.24 But since you refuse to listen when I call    and no one pays attention when I stretch out my…

Father Wisdom’s Warning

Proverbs 1:8-19 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.9 They are a garland to grace your head    and a chain to adorn your neck. 10 My son, if sinful men entice you,    do not give in to them.11 If they say, “Come along with us;    let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,    let’s ambush some harmless soul;12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;13 we will get all sorts of valuable things    and fill our houses with plunder;14 cast lots with…

Invitation to Wisdom

Proverbs 1:1-7 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;    for understanding words of insight;3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,    doing what is right and just and fair;4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,    knowledge and discretion to the young—5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,    and let the discerning get guidance—6 for understanding proverbs and parables,    the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,    but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Scripture taken from the HOLY…