Notes on Proverbs
From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes

Pr 1:1

1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

The Argument - The wonderful love of God toward his Church is declared in this book: for as much as the sum and effect of the whole Scriptures is here set forth in these brief sentences, which partly contain doctrine, and partly manners, and also exhortations to both: of which the first nine Chapters are as a preface full of grave sentences and deep mysteries, to assure the hearts of men to the diligent reading of the parables that follow: which are left as a precious jewel to the Church, of those three thousand parables mentioned in 1Ki 4:32 and were gathered and committed to writing by Solomon's servants and incited by him.

Pr 1:2

1:2 To know wisdom {a} and instruction; to perceive the words {b} of understanding;

Pr 1:3

1:3 To receive the {c} instruction of wisdom, {d} justice, and judgment, and equity;

Pr 1:4

1:4 To give subtilty to the {e} simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Pr 1:5

1:5 A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of {f} understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Pr 1:8

1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy {g} father, and forsake not the law of thy {h} mother:

Pr 1:10

1:10 My son, {i} if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Pr 1:11

1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for {k} blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Pr 1:12

1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the {l} grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Pr 1:14

1:14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one {m} purse:

Pr 1:15

1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their {n} path:

Pr 1:18

1:18 And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for {o} their [own] lives.

Pr 1:19

1:19 So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away {p} the life of the owners thereof.

Pr 1:20

1:20 {q} Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the {r} streets:

Pr 1:22

1:22 How long, ye {s} simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Pr 1:26

1:26 I also will {t} laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Pr 1:27

1:27 When {u} your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Pr 1:28

1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not {x} find me:

Pr 1:30

1:30 They would none of my counsel: they {y} despised all my reproof.

Pr 1:31

1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the {z} fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Pr 1:32

1:32 For {a} the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Pr 2:1

2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and {a} hide my commandments with thee;

Pr 2:2

2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply {b} thine heart to understanding;

Pr 2:3

2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] {c} liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Pr 2:4

2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid {d} treasures;

Pr 2:5

2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the {e} knowledge of God.

Pr 2:11

2:11 {f} Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Pr 2:13

2:13 Who leave the {g} paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Pr 2:14

2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight {h} in the frowardness of the wicked;

Pr 2:16

2:16 To deliver thee from the strange {i} woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;

Pr 2:17

2:17 Which forsaketh the {k} guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

Pr 2:18

2:18 For her {m} house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto {n} the dead.

Pr 2:21

2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the {o} land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Pr 3:2

3:2 For length of {a} days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Pr 3:3

3:3 Let not {b} mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy {c} neck; write them upon the table of thine {d} heart:

Pr 3:8

3:8 It shall be health to thy {e} navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Pr 3:9

3:9 {f} Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Pr 3:10

3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall {g} burst out with new wine.

Pr 3:16

3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; {h} [and] in her left hand riches and honour.

Pr 3:18

3:18 She [is] a tree {i} of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.

Pr 3:19

3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath {k} founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Pr 3:25

3:25 {l} Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

Pr 3:27

3:27 Withhold not good from {m} them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do [it].

Pr 3:29

3:29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth {n} securely by thee.

Pr 3:31

3:31 {o} Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Pr 3:32

3:32 For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his {p} secret [is] with the righteous.

Pr 3:34

3:34 Surely {q} he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Pr 4:1

4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a {a} father, and attend to know understanding.

Pr 4:4

4:4 He {b} taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Pr 4:7

4:7 {c} Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Pr 4:11

4:11 I have {d} taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

Pr 4:12

4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be {e} straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Pr 4:16

4:16 For they {f} sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall.

Pr 4:17

4:17 For they eat the bread of {g} wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Pr 4:18

4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that {h} shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Pr 4:22

4:22 For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their {i} flesh.

Pr 4:23

4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of {k} life.

Pr 4:26

4:26 {l} Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Pr 5:3

5:3 For the lips {a} of a strange woman drop [as] an honeycomb, and her mouth [is] smoother than {b} oil:

Pr 5:5

5:5 Her {c} feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Pr 5:6

5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are {d} moveable, [that] thou canst not know [them].

Pr 5:9

5:9 Lest thou give thine {e} honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

Pr 5:10

5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy {f} labours [be] in the house of a stranger;

Pr 5:14

5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and {g} assembly.

Pr 5:15

5:15 Drink waters out of {h} thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Pr 5:17

5:17 Let them be only {i} thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

Pr 5:18

5:18 Let thy {k} fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy {l} youth.

Pr 5:21

5:21 For the ways of man [are] before the {m} eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

Pr 5:23

5:23 He shall {n} die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Pr 6:2

6:2 Thou art {a} snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Pr 6:6

6:6 Go to the {b} ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Pr 6:10

6:10 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, {c} a little folding of the hands to sleep:

Pr 6:11

6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that {d} travelleth, and thy want as {e} an armed man.

Pr 6:12

6:12 A naughty person, {f} a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

Pr 6:13

6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he {g} teacheth with his fingers;

Pr 6:18

6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, {h} feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Pr 6:21

6:21 Bind them continually upon thine {i} heart, [and] tie them about thy neck.

Pr 6:23

6:23 For the {k} commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and {l} reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:

Pr 6:25

6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; neither let her take thee with her {m} eyelids.

Pr 6:27

6:27 {n} Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Pr 6:30

6:30 [Men] do not {o} despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his {p} soul when he is hungry;

Pr 6:33

6:33 A {q} wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

Pr 6:34

6:34 For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not {r} spare in the day of vengeance.

Pr 7:2

7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the {a} apple of thy eye.

Pr 7:6

7:6 {b} For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

Pr 7:9

7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the {c} black and dark night:

Pr 7:11

(She {d} [is] loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

Pr 7:14

7:14 [I have] {e} peace offerings with me; this {f} day have I paid my vows.

Pr 7:22

7:22 He goeth after her quickly, as an {g} ox goeth to the slaughter, or {h} as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Pr 7:26

7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many {i} strong [men] have been slain by her.

Pr 8:1

8:1 Doth not {a} wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

Pr 8:3

8:3 She crieth at {b} the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors.

Pr 8:9

8:9 They [are] all {c} plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Pr 8:12

8:12 I wisdom dwell with {d} prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion.

Pr 8:13

8:13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate {e} evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Pr 8:15

8:15 By me {f} kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Pr 8:17

8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me {g} early shall find me.

Pr 8:18

8:18 Riches and honour [are] with me; {h} durable riches and righteousness.

Pr 8:20

8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of {i} judgment:

Pr 8:22

8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, {k} before his works of old.

Pr 8:23

8:23 {l} I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Pr 8:30

8:30 Then I was by him, {m} [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;

Pr 8:31

8:31 {n} Rejoicing in the habitable part of {o} his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.

Pr 9:1

9:1 Wisdom hath built her {a} house, she hath hewn out her {b} seven pillars:

Pr 9:2

9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mixed her wine; she hath also {c} furnished her table.

Pr 9:3

9:3 She hath sent forth her {d} maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

Pr 9:4

9:4 Whoever [is] {e} simple, let him turn in here: [as for] him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him,

Pr 9:5

9:5 Come, eat of my {f} bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mixed.

Pr 9:7

9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked [man getteth] himself a {g} blot.

Pr 9:8

9:8 Reprove not a {h} scorner, lest he shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Pr 9:10

9:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One [is] {i} understanding.

Pr 9:12

9:12 If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for {k} thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it].

Pr 9:13

9:13 A {l} foolish woman [is] clamorous: [she is] simple, and knoweth nothing.

Pr 10:2

10:2 Treasures of {a} wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Pr 10:3

10:3 The LORD will {b} not allow the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

Pr 10:6

10:6 Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of {c} the wicked.

Pr 10:7

10:7 The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall {d} perish.

Pr 10:10

10:10 He that {e} winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a {f} prating fool shall fall.

Pr 10:13

10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but {g} a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Pr 10:15

10:15 The rich man's wealth [is] his {h} strong city: the destruction of the poor [is] their poverty.

Pr 10:21

10:21 The lips of the righteous {i} feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Pr 10:22

10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth {k} no sorrow with it.

Pr 10:26

10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that {l} send him.

Pr 10:27

10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked {m} shall be shortened.

Pr 10:30

10:30 The righteous shall {n} never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Pr 11:1

11:1 A false {a} balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.

Pr 11:2

11:2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh {b} shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.

Pr 11:8

11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his {c} stead.

Pr 11:9

11:9 An {d} hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Pr 11:10

11:10 When the righteous prosper, the city {e} rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.

Pr 11:12

11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding {f} holdeth his peace.

Pr 11:14

11:14 Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of {g} counsellors [there is] safety.

Pr 11:15

11:15 He that is surety for a {h} stranger shall smart [for it]: and he {i} that hateth suretiship is secure.

Pr 11:17

11:17 The merciful man {k} doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.

Pr 11:21

11:21 {l} [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Pr 11:23

11:23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked {m} [is] wrath.

Pr 11:24

11:24 There is that scattereth, {n} and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more {o} than is right, but [it tendeth] to poverty.

Pr 11:26

11:26 He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that {p} selleth [it].

Pr 11:29

11:29 He that troubleth his own {q} house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] {r} servant to the wise of heart.

Pr 11:30

11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that {s} winneth souls [is] wise.

Pr 11:31

11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be {t} recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Pr 12:3

12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the {a} root of the righteous shall not be moved.

Pr 12:6

12:6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall {b} deliver them.

Pr 12:9

12:9 [He that is] despised, {c} and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and is destitute of bread.

Pr 12:10

12:10 A righteous [man] {d} regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.

Pr 12:12

12:12 The wicked desireth the {e} net of evil [men]: but the {f} root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit].

Pr 12:15

12:15 The way of a fool [is] {g} right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel [is] wise.

Pr 12:16

12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but {h} a prudent [man] covereth shame.

Pr 12:18

12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of {i} a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.

Pr 12:25

12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man weigheth it down: but a {k} good word maketh it glad.

Pr 12:26

12:26 The righteous {l} [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

Pr 12:27

12:27 The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he {m} took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.

Pr 13:2

13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit {a} of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.

Pr 13:4

13:4 The soul of the sluggard {b} desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Pr 13:8

13:8 The ransom of a man's life [is] his riches: but the poor {c} heareth not rebuke.

Pr 13:10

13:10 Only by pride {d} cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.

Pr 13:11

13:11 {e} Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth {f} by labour shall increase.

Pr 13:13

13:13 Whoever despiseth {g} the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Pr 13:17

13:17 A wicked messenger falleth {h} into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health.

Pr 13:20

13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be {i} destroyed.

Pr 13:22

13:22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the {k} wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.

Pr 13:23

13:23 Much food [is in] the fallow ground of the {l} poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for lack of judgment.

Pr 14:1

14:1 Every wise woman {a} buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Pr 14:2

14:2 He that walketh in his {b} uprightness feareth the LORD: but [he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Pr 14:3

14:3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a {c} rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Pr 14:4

14:4 Where no {d} oxen [are], the crib [is] clean: but much increase [is] by the strength of the ox.

Pr 14:5

14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but {e} a false witness will utter lies.

Pr 14:9

14:9 Fools make a mock at {f} sin: but among the righteous [there is] favour.

Pr 14:10

14:10 The heart knoweth its own {g} bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.

Pr 14:13

14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; {h} and the end of that mirth [is] heaviness.

Pr 14:14

14:14 The backslider in heart {i} shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.

Pr 14:19

14:19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked {k} at the gates of the righteous.

Pr 14:28

14:28 In the multitude of {l} people [is] the king's honour: but in the lack of people [is] the destruction of the prince.

Pr 14:33

14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] {m} in the midst of fools is made known.

Pr 15:6

15:6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is {a} trouble.

Pr 15:8

15:8 The {b} sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

Pr 15:10

15:10 Correction [is] grievous to him that {c} forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.

Pr 15:11

15:11 {d} Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

Pr 15:19

15:19 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of {e} thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.

Pr 15:22

15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but {f} in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Pr 15:23

15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] {g} in due season, how good [it is]!

Pr 15:26

15:26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] {h} pleasant words.

Pr 15:31

15:31 The ear that heareth the {i} reproof of life abideth among the wise.

Pr 15:33

15:33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] {k} humility.

Pr 16:1

16:1 The {a} preparations of the heart belong to man, and the answer of the tongue, [are] from the LORD.

Pr 16:2

16:2 All the ways of a man [are] {b} clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Pr 16:4

16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of {c} evil.

Pr 16:6

16:6 By {d} mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.

Pr 16:9

16:9 A {e} man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Pr 16:11

16:11 A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his {f} work.

Pr 16:12

16:12 [It is] an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established {g} by righteousness.

Pr 16:14

16:14 The wrath of a king [is as] {h} messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

Pr 16:15

16:15 In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] {i} as a cloud of the latter rain.

Pr 16:21

16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the {k} sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Pr 16:22

16:22 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life to him that hath it: but the {l} instruction of fools [is] folly.

Pr 16:27

16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a {m} burning fire.

Pr 16:30

16:30 {n} He shutteth his eyes to devise perverse things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Pr 16:31

16:31 The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of {o} righteousness.

Pr 16:33

16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but its whole disposing [is] {p} from the LORD.

Pr 17:1

17:1 Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than an house full of {a} sacrifices [with] strife.

Pr 17:2

17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the {b} inheritance among the brethren.

Pr 17:8

17:8 A bribe [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: wherever it {c} turneth, it prospereth.

Pr 17:9

17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] {d} friends.

Pr 17:11

17:11 An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel {e} messenger shall be sent against him.

Pr 17:12

17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than {f} a fool in his folly.

Pr 17:16

17:16 Why [is there] a {g} price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?

Pr 17:17

17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a {h} brother is born for adversity.

Pr 17:18

17:18 A man void of understanding {i} striketh hands, [and] becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Pr 17:19

17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that exalteth his {k} gate seeketh destruction.

Pr 17:23

17:23 A wicked [man] taketh a bribe out of the {l} bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Pr 17:24

17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the {m} ends of the earth.

Pr 17:26

17:26 Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes {n} for equity.

Pr 18:1

18:1 Through desire a man, having {a} separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Pr 18:2

18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may {b} reveal itself.

Pr 18:3

18:3 When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also {c} contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Pr 18:4

18:4 The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep {d} waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.

Pr 18:5

18:5 [It is] not good to {e} accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Pr 18:8

18:8 The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the {f} innermost parts of the belly.

Pr 18:10

18:10 The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth {g} into it, and is safe.

Pr 18:14

18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but {h} a wounded spirit who can bear?

Pr 18:16

18:16 A man's gift {i} maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Pr 18:17

18:17 {k} [He that is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Pr 18:18

18:18 The lot {l} causeth contentions to cease, and {m} parteth between the mighty.

Pr 18:19

18:19 A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the {n} bars of a castle.

Pr 18:21

18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that {o} love it shall eat the fruit of it.

Pr 18:22

18:22 [Whoever] findeth a {p} wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour from the LORD.

Pr 18:24

18:24 A man [that hath] friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer {q} than a brother.

Pr 19:7

19:7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them {a} with] words, [yet] they [are] lacking [to him].

Pr 19:8

19:8 He that getteth wisdom {b} loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Pr 19:10

19:10 {c} Delight is not proper for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Pr 19:11

19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory {d} to pass over a transgression.

Pr 19:13

19:13 A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual {e} dropping.

Pr 19:19

19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou {f} deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.

Pr 19:21

19:21 [There are] many devices in a {g} man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Pr 19:22

19:22 The desire of a man [is] his {h} kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.

Pr 19:25

19:25 Smite a scorner, and the {i} simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.

Pr 19:28

19:28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked {k} devoureth iniquity.

Pr 20:1

20:1 {a} Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.

Pr 20:2

20:2 The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoever] provoketh him to anger {b} sinneth [against] his own soul.

Pr 20:5

20:5 Counsel in the heart of {c} man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Pr 20:8

20:8 A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment {d} scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Pr 20:10

20:10 Differing weights, [and] differing measures, both of {e} them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.

Pr 20:16

20:16 Take his {f} garment that is surety [for] a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Pr 20:25

20:25 [It is] a snare to the man [who] {g} devoureth [that which is] holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

Pr 20:26

20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the {h} wheel over them.

Pr 20:27

20:27 The {i} spirit of man [is] the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Pr 20:30

20:30 {k} The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Pr 21:1

21:1 The {a} king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it wherever he will.

Pr 21:4

21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, [and] the {b} plowing of the wicked, [is] sin.

Pr 21:5

21:5 The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of {c} every one [that is] hasty only to want.

Pr 21:7

21:7 The {d} robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

Pr 21:11

21:11 {e} When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

Pr 21:12

21:12 The righteous [man] wisely {f} considereth the house of the wicked: [but God] overthroweth the wicked for [their] wickedness.

Pr 21:14

21:14 A {g} gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

Pr 21:18

21:18 The {h} wicked [shall be] a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

Pr 21:20

21:20 [There is] a treasure to be desired and {i} oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Pr 21:22

21:22 A {k} wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of its confidence.

Pr 21:25

21:25 The desire of the slothful {l} killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Pr 21:28

21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth {m} speaketh constantly.

Pr 22:1

22:1 A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] {a} loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Pr 22:2

22:2 The rich and poor {b} meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.

Pr 22:3

22:3 A prudent [man] {c} foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Pr 22:6

22:6 Train up a child {d} in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Pr 22:8

22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the {e} rod of his anger shall fail.

Pr 22:9

22:9 He that hath a bountiful {f} eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Pr 22:11

22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the {g} king [shall be] his friend.

Pr 22:12

22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserve {h} knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

Pr 22:13

22:13 The slothful [man] saith, {i} [There is] a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.

Pr 22:14

22:14 The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD {k} shall fall in it.

Pr 22:15

22:15 Foolishness [is] bound {l} in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Pr 22:19

22:19 That thy trust may be in {m} the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

Pr 22:20

22:20 Have not I written to thee {n} excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

Pr 22:24

22:24 Make {o} no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

Pr 22:26

22:26 Be not thou [one] of them that {p} strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts.

Pr 23:1

23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, {a} consider diligently what [is] before thee:

Pr 23:2

23:2 {b} And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [art] a man given to appetite.

Pr 23:3

23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: {c} for they [are] deceitful food.

Pr 23:4

23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thy own {d} wisdom.

Pr 23:6

23:6 Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an {e} evil eye, neither desire thou his delicacies:

Pr 23:8

23:8 The {f} morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Pr 23:14

23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from {g} hell.

Pr 23:18

23:18 For surely there is an end; {h} and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Pr 23:19

23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the {i} way.

Pr 23:23

23:23 Buy {k} the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Pr 23:26

23:26 My son, give me {l} thy heart, and let thy eyes observe my ways.

Pr 23:28

23:28 She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, {m} and increaseth the transgressors among men.

Pr 23:30

23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go {n} to seek mixed wine.

Pr 23:33

23:33 Thy {o} eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter perverse things.

Pr 23:34

23:34 And thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the {p} sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

Pr 23:35

23:35 They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will {q} seek it yet again.

Pr 24:7

24:7 Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the {a} gate.

Pr 24:10

24:10 [If] thou {b} faintest in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.

Pr 24:11

24:11 If thou refraineth to deliver [them that are] drawn to {c} death, and [those that are] ready to be slain;

Pr 24:13

24:13 My son, eat thou {d} honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:

Pr 24:16

24:16 For a just [man] {e} falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Pr 24:18

24:18 Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath {f} from him.

Pr 24:22

24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them {g} both?

Pr 24:27

24:27 Prepare thy work outside, and make it fit for thyself in the field; {h} and afterwards build thy house.

Pr 24:29

24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I {i} will render to the man according to his work.

Pr 24:32

24:32 Then I saw, [and] considered [it] well: I looked upon [it, and] received {k} instruction.

Pr 24:33

24:33 [Yet] a little sleep, {l} a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

Pr 25:1

25:1 These [are] also proverbs of Solomon, which the {a} men of Hezekiah king of Judah {b} copied out.

Pr 25:2

25:2 [It is] the glory of God to {c} conceal a thing: but the honour of {d} kings [is] to search out a matter.

Pr 25:3

25:3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of {e} kings [is] unsearchable.

Pr 25:4

25:4 Take away the {f} dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.

Pr 25:5

25:5 Take {g} away the wicked [from] before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Pr 25:10

25:10 Lest he that heareth [it] put thee to shame, and thy infamy {h} turn not away.

Pr 25:13

25:13 As the cold of snow {i} in the time of harvest, [so is] a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

Pr 25:14

25:14 Whoever boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] {k} clouds and wind without rain.

Pr 25:15

25:15 By long {l} forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the {m} bone.

Pr 25:16

25:16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is {n} sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it.

Pr 25:20

25:20 [As] he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, [and as] vinegar upon {o} soda, so [is] he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

Pr 25:22

25:22 For thou shalt heap {p} coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Pr 25:28

25:28 He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] {q} broken down, [and] without walls.

Pr 26:4

26:4 Answer not a fool {a} according to his folly, lest thou also be like him.

Pr 26:5

26:5 Answer a fool {b} according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Pr 26:6

26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off {c} the feet, {d} [and] drinketh damage.

Pr 26:9

26:9 [As] a thorn goeth {e} up into the hand of a drunkard, so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pr 26:10

26:10 {f} The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Pr 26:12

26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] {g} more hope of a fool than of him.

Pr 26:13

26:13 The slothful [man] saith, {h} [There is] a lion in the way; a lion [is] in the streets.

Pr 26:19

26:19 So [is] the man [that] deceiveth {i} his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

Pr 26:23

26:23 Burning lips and {k} a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Pr 26:25

26:25 When he speaketh kindly, believe him not: for [there are] {l} seven abominations in his heart.

Pr 26:26

26:26 [Whose] hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be revealed before the [whole] {m} congregation.

Pr 27:1

27:1 Boast not thyself of to {a} morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Pr 27:4

27:4 Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before {b} envy?

Pr 27:6

27:6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] {c} deceitful.

Pr 27:10

27:10 Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's {d} house in the day of thy calamity: [for] better [is] a neighbour [that is] near than a brother far off.

Pr 27:12

27:12 {e} A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.

Pr 27:14

27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising {f} early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Pr 27:17

27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a {g} man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Pr 27:19

27:19 As in water face [answereth] to face, {h} so the heart of man to man.

Pr 27:21

27:21 [As] the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his {i} praise.

Pr 27:26

27:26 The {k} lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field.

Pr 28:1

28:1 The wicked {a} flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Pr 28:2

28:2 For the transgression of a land {b} many [are] its princes: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge [its] state shall be prolonged.

Pr 28:8

28:8 He that by interest and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather {c} it for him that will pity the poor.

Pr 28:9

28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] {d} abomination.

Pr 28:11

28:11 The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth {e} him out.

Pr 28:12

28:12 When righteous [men] rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man {f} is hidden.

Pr 28:14

28:14 Happy [is] the man that {g} feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Pr 28:15

28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so is] {h} a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Pr 28:17

28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man {i} sustain him.

Pr 28:21

28:21 To have respect of persons [is] not good: for for a piece of {k} bread [that] man will transgress.

Pr 28:22

28:22 He that hasteneth to be rich [hath] an evil {l} eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Pr 28:25

28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made {m} fat.

Pr 29:5

29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour {a} spreadeth a net for his feet.

Pr 29:6

29:6 In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a {b} snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Pr 29:9

29:9 [If] a wise man contendeth with {c} a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, [there is] no rest.

Pr 29:18

29:18 {d} Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.

Pr 29:19

29:19 A {e} servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.

Pr 29:25

29:25 The fear of man bringeth a {f} snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Pr 29:26

29:26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but [every] man's {g} judgment [cometh] from the LORD.

Pr 30:1

30:1 The words of {a} Agur the son of Jakeh, [even] the prophecy: the man spoke to Ithiel, even to {b} Ithiel and Ucal,

Pr 30:2

30:2 Surely I [am] more {c} senseless than [any] man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Pr 30:4

30:4 Who hath ascended into {d} heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?

Pr 30:7

30:7 Two {e} [things] have I required of thee; deny [them] not to me before I die:

Pr 30:9

30:9 Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, {f} Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain].

Pr 30:10

30:10 Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, {g} and thou be found guilty.

Pr 30:15

30:15 The horseleach hath two {h} daughters, [crying], Give, give. There are three [things that] are never satisfied, [yea], four [things] say not, [It is] enough:

Pr 30:17

30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [its] father, and despiseth to obey [its] mother, the ravens {i} of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Pr 30:20

30:20 Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and {k} wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

Pr 30:22

30:22 For {l} a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with food;

Pr 30:23

30:23 For an odious [woman] when she is married; and an handmaid that is {m} heir to her mistress.

Pr 30:24

30:24 There are four [things which are] little upon the earth, but they [are] very {n} wise:

Pr 30:28

30:28 The spider taketh hold {o} with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

Pr 30:32

30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] thy hand {p} upon thy mouth.

Pr 31:1

31:1 The words of king {a} Lemuel, the {b} prophecy that his mother taught him.

Pr 31:2

31:2 What, my son? and what, the son of {c} my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

Pr 31:3

31:3 Give not thy strength to women, {d} nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Pr 31:4

31:4 [It is] not for kings, O Lemuel, [it is] not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes {e} strong drink:

Pr 31:7

31:7 Let him drink, and forget {f} his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Pr 31:8

31:8 Open thy mouth for the {g} dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Pr 31:11

31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of {h} spoil.

Pr 31:15

31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth food to her household, and a {i} portion to her maidens.

Pr 31:16

31:16 She considereth a field, and {k} buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Pr 31:23

31:23 Her husband is known in the {l} gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Pr 31:25

31:25 {m} Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

Pr 31:26

31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue [is] the {n} law of kindness.

Pr 31:28

31:28 Her children rise up, and {o} call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.

Pr 31:31

31:31 Give {p} her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the {q} gates.

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