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How blessed is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding.
Proverbs 3:13

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PROVERBS
OVERVIEW CHART

Proverbs Overview
Purpose of Proverbs
1:1-7
Proverbs
to Youth
1:8-9:18
Proverbs
of Solomon
10:1-24:34
Proverbs of Solomon (Hezekiah)
25:1-29:27
Words
of Agur
30:1-30:33
Words
of Lemuel
31:1-31:31
  Father's
Exhortations
First Collection
of Solomon
Second Collection
of Solomon
Numerical
Proverbs
Wisdom for
Leaders
31:1-9
Virtuous
Wife
31:10-31
Title:
Proverbs 1:1
Precepts
of Wisdom
Proverbs of
Solomon
Proverbs Copied by Hezekiah's Men Proverbs
of Agur
Proverbs of Lemuel
31:1-9
Capable
Wife
31:10-31
Theme:
Proverbs 1:7
Wisdom for
Young Men
Proverbs for
Everyone
Personal Notes from
Agur & Lemuel
Prologue Principles of Wisdom Epilogue
Commend
Wisdom
Counsel
of Wisdom
Comparisons
of Wisdom

What is a proverb? First, what it is not - a proverb is not a promise or saying definitely guaranteeing the outcome that is being discussed (See MacArthur below). Second, proverb is the Hebrew word mashal which means comparison, similar, parallel. In short, a proverb is a figure of speech in which the author uses comparison in order to present a pithy, poignant observation or instruction. A proverb is a timeless truth in the form of a simple illustration that exposes a fundamental reality of life. Proverbs are practical (not theoretical), easy to memorize (Are you practicing the discipline of Biblical memorization?) and imminently applicable to real life situations.

Are the Proverbs guaranteed Promises? No. John MacArthur offers a good perspective: A final area of challenge comes in understanding that proverbs are divine guidelines and wise observations, i.e., teaching underlying principles (Pr 24:3, 4) which are not always inflexible laws or absolute promises. These expressions of general truth (cf. Pr 10:27; 22:4) generally do have “exceptions,” due to the uncertainty of life and unpredictable behavior of fallen men. God does not guarantee uniform outcome or application for each proverb, but in studying them and applying them, one comes to contemplate the mind of God, His character, His attributes, His works, and His blessings. All of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge expressed in Proverbs are hidden in Christ (Col. 2:3).

MacArthur adds: The word “proverb” means “to be like,” thus Proverbs is a book of comparisons between common, concrete images and life’s most profound truths. Proverbs are simple, moral statements (or illustrations) that highlight and teach fundamental realities about life. Solomon sought God’s wisdom (2Chr 1:8–12) and offered “pithy sayings” designed to make men contemplate 1) the fear of God and 2) living by His wisdom (Pr 1:7; 9:10). The sum of this wisdom is personified in the Lord Jesus Christ (1Cor. 1:30).

Wilkinson: Proverbs is the most intensely practical book in the Old Testament because it teaches skillful living in the multiple aspects of everyday life. Its specific precepts include instruction on wisdom and folly, the righteous and the wicked, the tongue, pride and humility, justice and vengeance, the family, laziness and work, poverty and wealth, friends and neighbors, love and lust, anger and strife, masters and servants, life and death. Proverbs touches upon every facet of human relationships, and its principles transcend the bounds of time and culture. (Talk thru the Bible)

Theme of Proverbs: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Pr 1:7).

The Septuagint rendering amplifies the meaning of Pr 1:7 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (sophia); and there is good understanding (sunesis = "putting together the pieces") to all that practice it: and piety (eusebeia) toward God is the beginning of discernment (aisthesis); but the ungodly (asebes) will set at naught wisdom and instruction (paideia = "child training")." The Greek emphasizes wisdom instead of knowledge. Notice that "fools" are equated with the ungodly.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Pr 9:10)

Note that this fear is not "shaking fear" but a reverential awe. It is like a child who fears disappointing their father or losing his approval and thus it is a "healthy" fear, good for our "spiritual health!"

Key Words (NAS95): Wisdom (48x/47v), Righteous(ness)(90x/89v), Guidance (3x), Wise (62x/58v), Fear of the LORD (14x), my son (23x), Knowledge (40x/39v), Understand(ing) (56x/55v), Instruction (16x), Discipline (17x), Commandment/command (11x), Tongue (18x), Foolish (12x/11v), Fool(s) (58x), Tongue (18x), Evil (58x/55v), Wicked (83x/82v), Life (46x), But (246x/242v).

Proverbs
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Bruce Hurt, MD

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Paul Apple
Commentary on The Book of Proverbs

From Paul Apple's Introduction - 53 page resource in outline format with frequent quotes from respected sources. Here are some helpful general comments on the significance and usefulness of Proverbs for our daily life....

Goldberg: The teachings of Chapters 1-9 are considered: to understand the goal of wisdom in her outreach; why the fruits of wisdom are so important; how the disciple can be wise in the ways of the Lord, as well as in the practicalities of life; the burden the father carries in his spiritual leadership of the family; the call for chastity, with good instruction in how to avoid the temptation of immorality; the abundant folly we run into and how we can avoid it; and why and how we should respond to the call of wisdom to avoid "folly's cursed crumbs."

Lane: Job and Ecclesiastes are speculative wisdom, for they investigate why things are as they are and how we can make sense of them. Proverbs is practical wisdom, showing us what we can do to get on in this puzzling world without losing our way and ending in disaster. Whether or not we ever come to solve the problems aired in the other two books, we can still come to terms with this world. We don't have to opt out and spend the whole of our lives thinking. We can get on with living in the real world, conquer our limitations and get along with other people. No book gives us more help in this than Proverbs.

House and Durham: By God's grace, the book of Proverbs enables each of us to have God's insight on how to live lives that will glorify Him; how to build up others; and how to be at peace with ourselves. Following its precepts will bring success in business and in the home. Through heeding its advice, we can avoid those regrettable pitfalls that can make life so difficult. If we listen to God's wisdom, we will experience joy and laughter rather than feeling the sorrow and despair that are so much a part of those who heed the "spirit of the age." Proverbs speaks to every area of life we will ever encounter. No stone is left unturned; no path not taken. The only issue in question is whether we will consider its ways and follow its advice.

Stedman: Life is simply too big for us to handle by ourselves. No matter how good the advice seems to be, if it isn't consistent with what God has told us, it is not to be trusted. And that is the conclusion that is reached through these opening chapters. Chapters 8 and 9 personify the two ways of life. Wisdom is seen as a beautiful woman, calling those who follow her to come away into the place of victory and achievement and success in life, while folly, or foolishness, which thinks everything it does is right in its own eyes, is personified as an evil woman -- attractive, alluring, tempting us to step aside into death. It is a marvelously-beautiful poetic passage.

Mouser: Two mistakes Christians make in interpreting proverbs: 1) Some Christians read the proverbs as if they were inflexible laws of God's creation, admitting no exceptions and 2) Christians will sometimes confuse proverbs with promises... However, proverbs in Solomon's collection are not promises made by God, but are guides which are to direct people in living successful and productive lives. (All of the above are from Paul Apple's introduction to proverbs)

The Book of Proverbs

William Arnot
Laws from Heaven for Life on Earth
1858
Highly Recommended-Wonderful Illustrations of Scriptural Truths
Suggestion: Read it As A Devotional as you spend a month in Proverbs.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "We wish Dr. Arnot had gone steadily through the whole book, for his mind was of an order peculiarly adapted for such a task. Those passages which he dilates upon are set in a clear and beautiful light. For a happy blending of illustrative faculty, practical sound sense, and spirituality, Dr. Arnot was almost unrivalled." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Albert Barnes
Commentary on Proverbs

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Charles Bridges
Exposition of the Book of Proverbs
(1865)
Here is a link to this commentary in Pdf

James Rosscup comments - "Originally issued in 1850, this conservative work is still valuable. Spurgeon called it the best book on Proverbs in his day. About one page, sometimes more, is devoted to each proverb. There is some good exposition, and the emphasis of the work is mainly practical...Bridges also did the famous work on Psalm 119." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "The best work on the Proverbs. The Scriptural method of exposition so well carried out by Bridges renders all his writings very suggestive to ministers. While explaining the passage in hand, he sets other portions of the word in new lights." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

 

Cambridge Bible Commentary
Thomas T Perowne
(1899)

Rich Cathers
Sermon Texts
Numerous Illustrations
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Adam Clarke
Commentary

Century Bible
Commentary

Note: Brief comments on many but not all verses, usually on individual words or phrases.

Critical and Exegetical Commentary
Proverbs
Crawford H Toy
(1899)

Thomas Constable
Expository Commentary Notes
Proverbs

205 pages

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W A Criswell
Sermons 
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Bob Deffinbaugh
Commentary Notes
Book of Proverbs

Dan Duncan
Wisdom: Don't Leave Home Without It!
35 Audio Messages on the
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  • Proverbs 1:1-7 The Beginning of Knowledge
  • Proverbs 1:8-19 Life or Death
  • Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom's Sermon
  • Proverbs 2:1-22 Searching for Treasure
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 The Invisible Hand
  • Proverbs 3:13-35 Wisdom's Reward
  • Proverbs 4:1-27 The Godly Home
  • Proverbs 5:1-23 Avoiding Scandal
  • Proverbs 6:1-35 Things God Hates
  • Proverbs 7:1-27 Seduction
  • Proverbs 8:1-36 Success
  • Proverbs 9:1-18 Rival Houses
  • Proverbs 10:1-32 Wealth and Words
  • Proverbs 11:1-31 Security
  • Proverbs 12:1-28 The Good and the Bad
  • Proverbs 13:1-25 A Divine Feast
  • Proverbs 14:1-35 Home Builders
  • Proverbs 15:1-33 Teaching and Learning
  • Proverbs 16:1-33 Our Sovereign God
  • Proverbs 17:1-28 Fools and Friends
  • Proverbs 18:1-24 The Social and Antisocial
  • Proverbs 19:1-29 Wealth and Poverty
  • Proverbs 20:1-21:31 Control
  • Proverbs 22:1-16 Education
  • Proverbs 22:17-23:21 Worldliness
  • Proverbs 23:12-35 Discipline or Death
  • Proverbs 24:1-24 Strength and Sloth
  • Proverbs 25:1-28 Advice for Court and Conflicts
  • Proverbs 26:1-28 A Rogues Gallery
  • Proverbs 27:1-27 Fellowship
  • Proverbs 28:1-28 The Wicked and the Righteous, part I
  • Proverbs 29:1-27 The Wicked and the Righteous, part II
  • Proverbs 30:1-33 Against Arrogance
  • Proverbs 31:1-31 A Just Man and a Strong Woman

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Expositor's Bible Commentary
Proverbs

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Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

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John Flavel
Book on Proverbs 4:23
Keeping the Heart
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Don Fortner
Sermon Notes on Proverbs

John Gill
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Book of Proverbs

Joe Guglielmo
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Robert Hawker
Commentary
on the Book of Proverbs

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W. Harris
Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
on the Book of Proverbs
1882
Interesting Resource - Homilies, Outlines, Illustration &
comments & notes from many other writers

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Matthew Henry
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Ted Hildebrandt
Extensive List of Proverbs Resources
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  • Baltes, Paul B. and Staudinger, U. M. "Wisdom: A Metaheuristic (Pragmatic) to Orchestrate Mind and Virtue Toward Excellence," American Psychologist 55 (2000) 122-36. Paper found at the Max Planck Institute. available online
  • http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/institut/dok/full/Baltes/wisdomam/
  • Bellis, Alice Ogden. "The Gender and Motives of the Wisdom Teacher in Proverbs 7." Bulletin for Biblical Research 6 (1996) 15-22. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Bricker, Daniel."The Doctrine of the 'Two Ways' in Proverbs," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 38.4 (1995) 501-18. Pdf
  • Bland, Dave. "Formation of Character in the Book of Proverbs."Restoration Quarterly 40.4 (1998) 221-237. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Byargeon, Rick W. "The Structure and Significance of Prov 9:7-12," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40.3 (1997) 367-375. Pdf
  • Burdett, David. "Wisdom Literature and the Promise Doctrine." Trinity Journal 3 (Spring 1974):1-13. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Chisholm, Robert B. "'Drink Water from Your Own Cistern': A Literary Study of Proverbs -23." Bibliotheca Sacra 157 (628) (2000) 397-409. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Curtis, Edward M. "Old Testament Wisdom: A Model for Faith-Learning Integration," Christian Scholars Review 15.3 (1986) 213-27. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Davis, John J. "The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Old Testament." Grace Journal 8 (1967): 40-48. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Franklin, Benjamin. "The Way of Wealth" [1758]." Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Frost, Robert "Mending Wall [Poem, 1914]. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Finkbeiner, Douglas. "An Analysis of the Structure of Proverbs 28 and 29." Calvary Baptist Theol Journal 11.2 (1995) 1-14. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Godbey, Allen Howard. "The Hebrew Masal." The American Jounral of Semitic Langauges and Literature 39 (1922-23) 89-108.
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  • Hawkins, Tom R. "The Wife of Noble Character in Proverbs 31:10-31." Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1995) 12-23. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Hildebrandt, Ted. "Proverbs 22:6a: Train Up a Child?" Grace Theo Journ 9.1 (1988) 3-19. Html; Word Document; Pdf
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  • _______. "Proverbial Strings: Cohesion in Proverbs 10." Grace Theological Journal 11.2 (1990) 171-185. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • _______. "The Proverb: an interdisciplinary approach to a biblical genre," Tenure Paper, 70 pages. Gordon College, Sept. 1, 2005. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Johnson, John E. "An Analysis of Proverbs 1:1-7." Bib Sac 144 (576) (1987) 419-432. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Millard, A. R. "In Praise of Ancient Scribes." Bible & Spade 2.2-4 (Spring-Autumn, 1982): 33‑46. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Moore, M. "Wise Women" or Wisdom Woman? A Biblical Study of Women's Roles. Restoration Quarterly 35.3 (1993) 147-158. Html; Word Document; Pdf
  • Parsons, Greg W. "Guidelines for Understanding and Proclaiming the Book of Proverbs," BibSac 150 (April-June, 1993) 151-70. Html; Word Document; Pdf
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  • Patterson, Richard D. "The Widow, the Orphan and the Poor in the Old Testament and Extra-Biblical Literature." BibSac 130 (1973): 223-34. Html; Word Document; Pdf
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Homiletics
from Pulpit Commentary
Proverbs

H A Ironside
Notes on the
Book of Proverbs

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Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
(1871)
See also the index to the Unabridged Version

Keil & Delitzsch
Commentary on the Old Testament
Proverbs
1890

Jim Rosscup comments: From the standpoint of Hebrew exegesis and careful detailed scholarship this is very good. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

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Lange's Bible Commentary
Otto Zockler
(1870)

Zockler writes: While other parts of Scripture show us the glory of our high calling, this may instruct in all minuteness of detail how to “walk worthy of it.” Elsewhere we learn our completeness in Christ (Col 2:10); and most justly we glory in our high exaltation as “joint heirs with Christ,” etc. (Ro 8:17; Eph. 2:6). We look into this book, and, as by the aid of the microscope, we see the minuteness of our Christian obligations; that there is not a temper, a look, a word, a movement, the most important action of the day, the smallest relative duty, in which we do not either deface or adorn the image of our Lord, and the profession of His Name."

George Lawson
Exposition of the Book of Proverbs
(1821)

James Rosscup writes that "Lawson was a Scottish clergyman (1749–1820) who learned exegesis at the University of Edinburgh and later became Professor of Theology there for 33 years as the successor of John Brown. His 890 pages here are not of a critical nature but seek only to explain the verses with simple, practical, judicious comments flavored with pertinent quotes, illustrations or thoughts that suggest illustrations. His definition of the fear of the Lord in Pr 1:7 is choice, and he gives good food for counsel in Pr 3:5, 6; 4:18; 6:25, 26; 7:6-27; 8:14-32 applied to Christ; Pr 22:6; 26:4, 5; 31:10 ff., and many others. This has to rate as one of the most helpful older works in reference to the main task of explaining the English sense of verses, often quite well." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

C H Spurgeon: A thoroughly sound and useful commentary. Lawson wrote popularly and vigorously.

Instructions: Proverbs 1-18 click link and enter the page number in parenthesis. Proverbs 19-31 links go directly to the respective chapter.

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Proverbs
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J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
Commentary on Proverbs
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Proverbs 7 part Study of Proverbs Ken Boa
On Answering a Fool- Making Sense of the Book of Proverbs Tim Chester

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Mark Dever
Dictionary Articles
Proverbs - Christ in Proverbs Don Fortner
The Son of God in Proverbs 8 L M Grant
Proverbs in the Annotated Bible - Brief chapter summaries Arno Gaebelein
Common Proverbs and Wise Sayings Gracegems
Lesson 20 - Proverbs James Gray
Click Drop Down and select Proverbs Joe Guglielmo
The Teaching of Proverbs on Work
The Proverbs and the Idea of “Money”
Greg Herrick

Proverbs - from Christ in All the Scriptures (Index to All Books)

The Book of Esther closed the historical books of the Old Testament. Between these and the Prophets, we have a series of writings which have been said to deal with the exercises of the hearts of God's people as to sanctification.

In Job, we have the death of the self-life.

In Psalms, the resurrection-life and the idea of worship.

In Proverbs, ''Laws from Heaven for life on Earth'' (Dr. Arnot).

In Ecclesiastes, the powerlessness of the world to satisfy the soul.

In the Song of Songs, the satisfaction of the soul in the Beloved.

A M Hodgkin

Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible - Nice notes - click Open > "Gear" symbol in upper right panel > Select "Synch" > Enter Scripture

Holman Publishing

The Young Man's Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality - The Study of the Book of PROVERBS Recommended

John Angell James
The Poetical Books J. Hampton Keathley III
Proverbs- A Mini-Guide to Life Tim Keller
David Malick

Proverbs Introduction - Same as in the study Bible

John MacArthur
Proverbs Overview J Vernon McGee
Proverbs - Audio Overview Bill McRae
Proverbs - list of more than 10 Mp3 Resources Monergism
Proverbs Overview-5 pages W G Moorehead
Proverbs Living Messages G Campbell Morgan

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist.

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Henry Morris
Is Wisdom Literature Eschatological? Danny Olinger
Proverbs - Keys To Proverbs William W. Orr
Proverbs - Through the Bible Book by Book Myer Pearlman
The Precepts and Understanding - Proverbs 1:5, 2:11, 16:16, 16:22, 19:8 A W Pink
Thoughts For Young Men - Booklet - Highly Recommended J C Ryle
The Better Way - Study in Proverbs Dick Mayhue
Knowing God Through Proverbs Radio Bible Class
Proverbs - Reformation Study Bible - Bible Gateway - Over 500 separate notes! Reformation Study Bible
Sermons and Devotionals on Proverbs C H Spurgeon
Introduction to Proverbs John Stevenson
Book of Proverbs Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

Click for chart on Proverbs

Excerpt - Why is Proverbs so important? Proverbs accomplishes something no other biblical book does: it simply compiles numerous short instructions for living an effective life on earth. While other books articulate profound theological truths, lengthy narratives of triumph and failure, or prophetic preaching to a disobedient people, Proverbs concerns itself completely with instructing people in the path of wisdom. The writers of the book recognized the varied circumstances of a person’s life and provided principles to apply in a variety of situations rather than instructions to follow in only a few specific instances.

What's the big idea? Proverbs states its theme explicitly very early in the book: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7). The fear of the Lord refers to our viewing Him with the respect He deserves. It means living our lives in light of what we know of Him, holding Him in the highest estimation, and depending on Him with humble trust. Only then, Proverbs teaches, will we discover knowledge and wisdom (see also Pr 9:10).

In writing the Proverbs, Solomon hoped that his readers would attain practical righteousness in all things and that we would do this by living our lives under the authority and direction of God. He specifically explained the book’s purpose in Pr 1:2–6, focusing on imparting understanding that would impact every facet of our lives. Much of the book emphasizes listening to others so that we might learn from them and apply the combined knowledge of those who have gone before us—such as parents and elders—to the unique circumstances of our own lives (Pr 1:5, 8). Wisdom then involves appropriating a measure of humility, first before God and then before others. If instead, we decide to speak rashly rather than listen attentively . . . well, Proverbs deals with that too (Pr 12:15; 13:3).

How do I apply this? Read it! Then live it! Proverbs contains some of the most applicable nuggets of truth in all of the Bible. Most of the proverbs are pithy statements brimming over with imagery from the real world. This approach allows us to see very clearly how any particular proverb might be applied to any number of everyday situations we encounter—from getting out of bed in the morning to building a strong foundation in our relationships with others. Proverbs reminds us that God concerns Himself not just with the big, cataclysmic events of life but even those mundane, “invisible” moments in our lives as well. Are you following God, even in those seemingly “small” circumstances? Allow Proverbs to refocus your attention on all the hidden moments of your life.

Charles Swindoll
Analysis of Proverbs James Van Dine
OT Reflections of Christ in Proverbs

Excerpt - The divine origin of the book is attested to by the fact that after 3,000 years its counsels still stand, undaunted by modern psychology and education.

The keynote of Proverbs is expressed in chapter 1, verse 7, ''The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.'' That distinguishes this book from all of the wisdom literature of the world. It starts with an affirmation, a fundamental truth, that no educator should ignore. The Hebrew philosophers believed there could be no discovery of ultimate truth apart from revelation. And the revelation with which they began was the existence of God. He filled their vision. Modern philosophy has developed a system that is godless and foolish because there is ''no fear of God before their eyes'' (Romans 3:18).

G. Campbell Morgan wrote that there are two kinds of fear:

The fear that God will hurt me; but that is a selfish fear.

The fear that I will hurt Him; a fear founded in love and producing holiness of character and righteousness of conduct.

Paul R Van Gorder
Bruce Waltke
PROVERBS COMMENTARIES
AND SERMONS
The Book of Proverbs - Brief Commentary Paul Apple
Wisdom Books - from New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (pages 120-122) Craig Bartholomew
The Book of Proverbs - Commentary George Berry

The Book of Proverbs - Topics - Controlling the Tongue, Self-Image, Self-control

Jim Bordwine

A Commentary on Proverbs - C. H. Spurgeon called this book "The best work on the Proverbs", for "while explaining the passage in hand, he sets other portions of the Word of God in new lights."

Charles Bridges
All Chapters covered - links below to help you go to a specific chapter faster Century Bible Commentary
Expository Notes on the Book of Proverbs Thomas Constable

Executable Outlines - Proverbs

Mark Copeland
Book of Proverbs Sermons Dennis Davidson
Sermon series on Proverbs Andrew M Davis
Proverbs Commentary - brief notes John Dummelow
Proverbs: Lessons about wisdom - Commentary Easy English
The Proverbs of Solomon - 1871 A. Elzas

Rills from the Fountain of Wisdom, or The Book of Proverbs Arranged and Illustrated - 1845

William M. Engles

A New Translation of the Proverbs of Solomon from the Original Hebrew with Explanatory Notes -1831

Spurgeon comments: These translators endeavor to produce faithful renderings of the text, giving to each word the same sense in all places. They are calm, dispassionate, judicious, and able.

William French
George Skinner
Proverbs Commentary - Short but well done notes Arno Gaebelein
Proverbs - Sermons - most are Mp3's Gospel Coalition
Concise Bible Commentary on Old Testament -Proverbs James Gray

Proverbs Commentary

Spurgeon comments: Home says of this work:—“It is one of the most valuable helps to the critical understanding of this book.” It is certainly one of the best of Holden’s productions. We may be wrong, but we could not conscientiously subscribe to Horne’s opinion.

George Holden

Pondering the Proverbs (>500 Pages) College Press - 1974

Topical Index of Proverbs - extensive- go to Pdf page 449

Donald Hunt
Devotions on the Proverbs Daniel Hyde

Scripture Proverbs: Illustrated, Annotated, and Applied-1876

Spurgeon comments: This work illustrates many of the proverbs scattered throughout the Scriptures, and some of those collected by Solomon. Mr. Jacox seems to have read everything good and bad, and hence he pours forth a medley of fact and fiction more entertaining than edifying. He reminds us of the elder Disraeli and his “Curiosities of Literature.”

Francis Jacox
Proverbs Commentary Keil and Delitzsch
Proverbs- A Mini-Guide to Life Tim Keller

Proverbs 1-9 Commentary

Proverbs 10-19 Commentary

William Kelly

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Paul Kretzmann

Exposition of the Book of Proverbs (See George Lawson below)

Spurgeon comments: A thoroughly sound and useful commentary. Lawson wrote popularly and vigorously.

George Lawson
Proverbs Crucial Lessons for a Wise Father John MacArthur
Thru the Bible Mp3's on Proverbs J Vernon McGee
Proverbs - 'Through the Bible' Commentary F B Meyer
Mp3's by Chapter - Proverbs - Monergism Monergism
Sermon Messages Related to Proverbs (many illustrations) Robert Morgan
The Proverbs - 1901 Richard Moulton

A Commentary on the Whole Book of Proverbs -1868

Spurgeon comments: Homely, but not very striking. Mr. Nichol’s choice of commentators for reprinting was not a wise one.

Peter Muffet
Robert Neighbour

Mp3's Only 

Tommy Nelson

Net Bible Notes - These are Brief but Excellent on Proverbs

Net Bible Notes

The Book of Proverbs Explained and Illustrated - 1842

Spurgeon comments: Contains very sensible suggestions for the interpretation of proverbs, and gives instances of explanations by geography, natural history, etc. It is a somewhat helpful work.

Benjamin Elliot Nicholls

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James Nisbet
The People's Bible - Proverbs - 450 pages Joseph Parker
Proverbs Sermon Series Timothy Peck

Counsels of the Wise King or Proverbs of Solomon Applied to Daily Life v1

Counsels of the Wise King or Proverbs of Solomon Applied to Daily Life v2

Devotional Style but not in chapter/verse order

Christopher R Pearson

Introduction

Proverbs 1

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Peter Pett
Series of 76 Audio Messages on Proverbs - Bible Church of Little Rock S Lance Quinn
Bible Commentary (overview): Proverbs Arend Remmers

Each of the links below opens a Pdf commentary of about 6-7 pages (well done)...

Johnny L Sanders
Proverbs Sermon Series Tom Shepherd

Proverbs Sermons - 63 messages - Begins w Pr 1:20-31 - takes less than 60" to download Pdf (hi speed connection). Scroll down to index for listing of all 63 sermons. You will be rewarded for your efforts!

Table of Contents - find page, then scroll that page for article

Charles Simeon
Proverbs (33-Part MP3 Series) by William Still Bill Still
Richard L. Strauss

A commentary on the book of Proverbs

Spurgeon comments: Stuart’s introductory matter is highly instructive, though no reader should blindly accept it all.

Moses Stuart
Proverbs - Sutcliffe's Commentary - links to each chapter Joseph Sutcliffe
The practical philosopher - caveat - text frequently cropped David Thomas (1873)
Audio Sermons on Proverbs Third Millennium
Proverbs Topical Index - Alphabetized - x Topical Index
Proverbs and Their Lessons Richard Trench

Lectures on the book of Proverbs - Volume 1

Lectures on the book of Proverbs - Volume 2

Lectures on the book of Proverbs - Volume 3

Spurgeon comments: Wardlaw is diffuse, and his views upon “wisdom” are peculiar; but he always repays the reader and neither Bridges nor Arnot have rendered him obsolete, for he works a different vein, and expounds in a manner peculiar to himself.

Ralph Wardlaw
Proverbs Commentary - Index to each chapter Daniel Whedon

Golden Words from the Book of Wisdom - 1918

Wightman seeks to restring Proverb’s pearls of insight according to a more systematic classification, joining the book of Proverbs with a portion of the book of Ecclesiastes.

F. A. Wightman
PROVERBS
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Verse by verse Commentary -

Retrieve Proverbs commentaries by chapter and verse - For example...

The following link will retrieve "versified" comments on Proverbs 1:1

http://www.studylight.org/commentary/proverbs/1-1.html

If you want to see the versified commentaries on Proverbs 1:7 change the last part of the address to "...proverbs/1-7.html" or to go to another chapter like Proverbs 31:10 change the last part of the address to "...proverbs/31-10.html".

Studylight.org

Sermons by Chapter and Verse (from Biblical Illustrator)

Retrieve sermons by chapter and verse - simply change the last part of the address below just as in the examples noted above...

http://biblehub.com/sermons/proverbs/1-1.htm

Biblehub.com
Proverbs 1 Verse by Verse Commentary
Proverbs 2 Verse by Verse Commentary
Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 1:1-6 Commentary John Angell James
Proverbs 1:7 The Fear Of The Lord Alan Carr
Proverbs 1:7 The Fear Of The Lord William S. Plumer
Proverbs 1:8 The Law of Your Mother James Smith

Proverbs 1 Homilies - click and scroll for following titles

  • Proverbs 1:1-6 Design and Character of Proverbial Wisdom
  • Proverbs 1:1-6 The Ideal Teacher
  • Proverbs 1:6 Proverbs
  • Proverbs 1:7 The Relation of Religion to Knowledge
  • Proverbs 1:7 Religion the True Beginning
  • Proverbs 1:7 The Foundation - Truth
  • Proverbs 1:8-9 Filial Piety
  • Proverbs 1:10-19 Warnings Against the Evils of the Time
  • Proverbs 1:10-19 The Perils and the Wisdom of Youth
  • Proverbs 1:8-9 The Duty and Beauty of Filial Piety
  • Proverbs 1:10 Temptation
  • Proverbs 1:20-23 The Gospel Call
  • Proverbs 1:20-33 Warning Cry of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 1:20-33 The Voice of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 1:24-30 Left to their Doom
  • Proverbs 1:24-33 The Divine Ultimatum
  • Proverbs 1:31 Punishment The Natural Fruit Of Sin
  • Proverbs 1:32 Fatal Prosperity
  • Proverbs 1:32 The Prosperity of Fools
Pulpit Commentary
Proverbs 2:1-5 Light and Truth Horatius Bonar
Proverbs 2:1-8 God's Way to Health, Wealth, and Wisdom Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 2:3-5 Searching God Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 3:1-18 The Rewards of Obedience J. R. Miller
Proverbs 3:1-8 Practicing God's Principles
Proverbs 3:5-7 Deciding Without Praying
Theodore Epp
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 3:6 Counsel and Promise
Proverbs 3:14-18 True Wisdom Incomparable
Proverbs 3:14-18 The transcendent excellency divine wisdom
James Smith
Proverbs 3:5-6 Instrument-rated Living - Strength for the Journey
Proverbs 3:5-6 Watch What You Lean On - Strength for the Journey
Joe Stowell
Don Fortner

Proverbs 3:5-6 Success...God's Way

Proverbs 3:7-10 Financial Freedom

Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 3:27-28 Withhold Not Good M W Tileston
David Legge
Proverbs 3:9 Firstfruits J Ligon Duncan
Proverbs 4:12 Step Out Boldly Mrs Charles Cowman
Proverbs 4:23 In Depth Commentary - Watch Over Your Heart! Bruce Hurt

Proverbs 4:23 Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 The Poison of Pornography

Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 4:1-27 The Father's Counsel P G Matthew
Keeping the Heart - Review of John Flavel's great book on Pr 4:23 Ron Maness
Proverbs 4:23 Keep Your Heart Gregg Allen
Proverbs 4:23 The Spiritual Watch Thomas Watson
Proverbs 4:23 Heart Work (Continued)
Keeping the Heart
A W Pink
Proverbs 4:23 Guard Duty Dean O'Brien
Proverbs 4:23 Keeping and Kept (Sermon) Alexander Maclaren
Philippians 4:7 (answer to Proverbs 4:23) How to Keep the Heart C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 4:23 - On Keeping the Heart Thomas Reade
Proverbs 4:23: Devotional J R Miller
Proverbs 4:23 Keeping the Heart (Sermon) Charles Simeon
Proverbs 4:23 Wisdom Guards the Heart Phil Johnson

Proverbs 4:23 Keeping the Heart - Entire Book Online

Alternate Online Source - Recommended Read

Review of John Flavel's great book on Pr 4:23

Ron Maness says "This book has been called by some one of the greatest Christian books of all time....Flavel carefully and exhaustively unfolds all that is involved in “keeping” the heart, and how that should be the “great business” of every Christian. Keeping the heart, Flavel would have us to understand, involves the “diligent and constant use and improvement of all holy means and duties to preserve the soul from sin and maintain its sweet and free communion with God” At the beginning, Flavel sets forth the doctrine: “The keeping and right managing of the heart in every condition is the great business of a Christian’s life” (page 3). He lists six acts to help keep the heart carefully: 1) “frequent observation” of the state of the heart (self-examination, self-conferences, etc.), 2) “ deep humiliation for heart-evils and disorders”, 3) “earnest supplications and instant prayer for heart-purifying and rectifying grace”, 4) “imposing strong engagements and bonds upon ourselves to walk more earnestly with God and avoid the occasions whereby the heart may be induced to sin” (page 8) (including for example vows, or Job’s “covenant with mine eyes”), 5) “a constant holy jealousy over our own hearts”, and 6) the “realizing of God’s presence with us and setting the Lord always before us” (page 8).He cautions that heart-work is not easy work: “Heart-work is hard work, indeed. To shuffle over religious duties with a loose and heedless spirit will cost no great pains. But to set yourself before the Lord, and tie up your loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon Him, will cost you something”...All that I beg for is that you would step aside a little more often to talk with God and your own heart…(and) demand this of your own heart, at least every evening, ‘Oh, my heart, where have you been today? Where have you made a road today’” This is a book to be read or consulted frequently. (Review)

John Flavel
Proverbs 4:23 The Great Reservoir C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 4:23 Secret Storage - Strength for the Journey
Proverbs 4:24 Stretching the Truth - Strength for the Journey
Proverbs 4:10-12 What to Do Until the Stars Fall - Strength for the Journey
Joe Stowell
Philippians 4:7 (answer to Proverbs 4:23) How to Keep the Heart C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 4:23 Heart Work - Recommended A W Pink
Proverbs 4:23 Guard Duty Dean O'Bryan
Proverbs 5 Verse by Verse Commentary Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 5-7: Winning the War Against Lust - Recommended Steven Cole
Proverbs 5:1-13 Don't Even Think of Parking Here Sermon Notes
Proverbs 5:1-23: Wise Up About Sex Timothy Peck

Verse by Verse Commentary on God's "Manual for Men" giving instructions on how to Battle Sexual Temptation - Suggestion - Read Proverbs 5-7 Once Each Year (at least!)

Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 6:20-35 Verse by Verse Commentary
Proverbs 7:1-27 Verse by Verse Commentary
Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 6:6-11 A Six Legs Alan Carr
Proverbs 6:16-19 The Peril of Pride Adrian Rogers

Proverbs 6:20-23 A Proverbial Promise - Are Proverbs the Same as Promises?

Ken Boa
Proverbs 8:11 Your Brilliance Factor - Strength for the Journey Joe Stowell
Proverbs 8:11 The Incomparable Worth of Wisdom Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 8:13 The great master-scar of the soul Thomas Brooks
Proverbs 8:13 They tempt the devil to fall in love with them! Thomas Watson
Proverbs 8:13 A proud sinner and a humble Savior+ William Gurnall
Proverbs 8:17-19 Wisdom and Riches Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 8:17 Seeking the Lord Early J. C. Ryle
Proverbs 8:17 Early Piety William Nicholson
Proverbs 8:1-36 The Claims of Wisdom William C Davis
Proverbs 8:21 The Substantial Excellency Thomas Watson
Proverbs 8:34 Waiting at Wisdom's Gate John Gadsby
Proverbs 8:35-36 Finding Life Woodrow Kroll

Proverbs 8:36 The Self Destroyer

Joseph Parker
Proverbs 9:1-18 Life In A Nutshell Alan Carr
Proverbs 9:10 Who's A Fool? Warren Wiersbe
Proverbs 9:1-6, 13-18 Wisdom and Folly Steven Baugh
Proverbs 10:5 Summer Gathering for Winters Needs J R Miller

Proverbs 10:24 The Desire of the Righteous

Don Fortner
Proverbs 11:13 A Tongue That Moves Dirt - Strength for the Journey Joe Stowell

Proverbs 11:24 Scattering and Holding

Proverbs 11:30 Soul Winning

Joseph Parker
Proverbs 12:1-15 The Fruits of Wisdom J R Miller
Proverbs 12:22 Telling the Truth
Proverbs 12:25 The Power of a Kind Word
M W Tileston
Proverbs 13:3 Evil Speaking A W Pink
Proverbs 13:13 Commentary Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 13:20 The Influence of Companionship J R Miller
Proverbs 14:10 Bitter and Sweet James Smith
Proverbs 14:15 Credulous Simpletons A W Pink
Proverbs 14:29 Hurry Up and Wait - Strength for the Journey Joe Stowell
Proverbs 14:32 Tomorrow comes--and they are in hell! Samuel Davies

Proverbs 14:34 Sin A Reproach

Joseph Parker
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness Exalts a Nation
Proverbs 14:34 Freedom is Not Free
Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 15 Verse by Verse Commentary Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 15:13 A time to laugh
Proverbs 15:13 The Blessing of Cheerfulness
J R Miller

Proverbs 15:13-22 When the String Snaps

Proverbs 15:18, 19:11-12, 25:8 God's Answer to Anger

Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 15:33 Humiliation Brings Blessing C H Spurgeon
D Marion Clark
Proverbs 16:1-4 Resting in God’s Sovereignty J. Hampton Keathley III
Proverbs 16:7 A Pagan Testifies
Proverbs 16:16 Practical Wisdom
Proverbs 16:18 Pride
Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 16:18 The Problem with Pride (see here also) Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 16:18 To an angel's eye, it must be the ugliest thing on earth! Archibald Brown
Proverbs 16:20 Looking to God M W Tileston
Proverbs 16:24 Sweet As Honey Richard Strauss

Proverbs 16:31 A special privilege and comfort of old-age- as I am age 70 this strikes home!

Richard Steele
Proverbs 17:17, 27:17, 27:6 - How to Know a True Friend
Proverbs 17:17 Your Teenager's Friends
Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 17:22 Joy Prescribed Wiley Lowry
Proverbs 18:10 - a simple inductive study Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 18:10 The Safety Zone - Strength for the Journey
Proverbs 18:11 Your Brilliance Factor - Strength for the Journey
Joe Stowell
Proverbs 18:12 Pride Leads to Destruction C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 18:21 A Matter of Life and Death
Proverbs 18:24 Friendship
Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 18:21 A Matter of Life and Death Richard Strauss
Proverbs 19:17 A Powerful Inducement to Liberality
Proverbs 19:20 Hear Counsel
James Smith
Proverbs 22:1 The Making of Character J R Miller
Proverbs 22 Study in Proverbs Chris Peterson
Proverbs 22:6 Duties of Parents J C Ryle

Proverbs 22:6 Raising Young Champions

Proverbs 22:6 Raising Young Champions - 2

Proverbs 22:6 Train Up a Child

Raising Kids that Count

Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 23:7 You Are What You Think - Strength for the Journey Joe Stowell
Proverbs 23:1 Dangerous Dainties
Proverbs 23:26 Give Me your heat - interesting list of passages related to our heart
Proverbs 23:23 Buying
A W Pink
Proverbs 23:23 Treasuring Truth Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 23:26 The Heart J C Ryle
Proverbs 23:26 The Surrender of The Heart William Nicholson
Proverbs 24:3-4 What does Proverbs 24:3-4 mean? John MacArthur
Proverbs 24:11-12 Seeking the Same M W Tileston
Proverbs 24:22-34 Poverty Comes C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 25:25 Good News From A Far Country Alan Carr

Proverbs 25:25 Good News From A Far Country

Don Fortner
Proverbs 25:28 Check Your Grumbling M W Tileston
Proverbs 25-31 Bible Commentary - Wisdom's Closing Message L M Grant
Proverbs 27:1 Procrastination Jonathan Edwards
Proverbs 27:7 The Sweet Loathed and the Bitter Relished J. C. Philpot
Proverbs 27-23-27 Diligence in the Basics Gregg Allen
Proverbs 27:23 Self-Examination
Proverbs 27 Exposition
C H Spurgeon
Proverbs 27:21 - The only way we can prevent the nectar of praise from becoming the poison of pride is by following the Lord with a humble heart.
Humility’s a slippery prize
That seldom can be won;
We’re only humble in God’s eyes
When serving like His Son.
—Gustafson
Preceptaustin
Proverbs 28:13 Commentary Our Daily Bread
Proverbs 28:13 Confess and Live! P G Matthew
David Legge
Proverbs 29:2 The Leadership Crisis in America Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 29:18 Commentary Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 29:18 The Power of Vision David Hoke
Proverbs 29:20 Open Ears-Closed Mouth Theodore Epp
Proverbs 30:24-28 Little and Wise - clever and wise J C Ryle
Proverbs 30:8 The State of Holiness
Proverbs 30:26 Seek Shelter
C H Spurgeon

Proverbs 30 Homilies - click and scroll for following titles

  • Proverbs 30:1-6 Agur’s Sayings: God’s Word The Fountain Of All Wisdom
  • Proverbs 30:1-6 Reverence And Docility
  • Proverbs 30:5-6 The Purity Of God’s Words
  • Proverbs 30:7-9 The Golden Mean
  • Proverbs 30:7-9 A New Year's Prayer
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 Neither Poverty Nor Riches
  • Proverbs 30:10 Caution In The Use Of The Tongue
  • Proverbs 30:11 Detestable Phases Of Human Character
  • Proverbs 30:12-13 Self-Deception
  • Proverbs 30:14 From Cruelty to Kindness
  • Proverbs 30:15-16 Reflections On The Insatiable
  • Proverbs 30:15-16 The Unsatisfied Human Heart
  • Proverbs 30:17 The Punishment Of Unfilial Conduct
  • Proverbs 30:18-19 The Mystery Of Love
  • Proverbs 30:18-20 The Mystery Of Actions
  • Proverbs 30:21-23 Intolerable Things
  • Proverbs 30:24 Four Weak Things, And The Greatness Of Them
  • Proverbs 30:24-28 The Significance Of Little Things
  • Proverbs 30:24-28 Success Within Success
  • Proverbs 30:24-28 The Wisdom of Small Creatures (Audio)
  • Proverbs 30:29-31 Fourfold Triumph
  • Proverbs 30:29-31 Grandeur In Natural Objects
  • Proverbs 30:29-31 Spiritual Comeliness
  • Proverbs 30:32 Self-Suppression
Pulpit Commentary

Proverbs 31 Homilies - click and scroll for following titles

  • Proverbs 31:1 A Mother's Counsel
  • Proverbs 31:1-3 Motherhood
  • Proverbs 31:2-9 A Mother's Maxims
  • Proverbs 31:6 The Allowable As The Exceptional
  • Proverbs 31:8-9 The Function And The Privilege Of Power
  • Proverbs 31:10-31 The Typical Woman
  • Proverbs 31:10-31 The Virtuous Housewife
  • Proverbs 31:10-31 Christian Womanhood
  • Proverbs 31:30 Rival Attractions
  • Proverbs 31:30 Woman's Rights
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Proverbs 31:10 The Excellent Woman J R Miller

Proverbs 31 - Female Piety —The Young Woman's Guide Through Life to Immortality - The beautiful picture of the excellent wife in the book of Proverbs

John Angell James
Proverbs 31:10 Inner Beauty Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 31: The Proverbs 31 Woman
The Mirror for All Christian Women
John MacArthur
Proverbs 31:30 Beautiful Girlhood Mabel Hale
Proverbs 31:10 A virtuous woman Matthew Henry
Proverbs 31:30 True beauty is not of the face--but of the soul! Mabel Hale
The Virtuous Woman Thomas Miersma
Proverbs 31:10-31: An Excellent Wife
An Excellent Wife
John MacArthur
Proverbs 31:10-31: The Virtuous Woman Middletown Bible

Robert Morgan
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Click for following titles Proverbs 1-12

  • Proverbs 1:1-9 Focus on Fairness
  • Proverbs 1:1-9 Advice For The Groom
  • Proverbs 1:5 Wise Counsel
  • Proverbs 1:1-9 Do The Right Thing
  • Proverbs 1:1-9 Mother's Influence
  • Proverbs 1:1-33 Beyond Information
  • Proverbs 1:1-7 Fear Escape
  • Proverbs 1:5 Listen And Learn
  • Proverbs 1:5 The Circle of the Wise
  • Proverbs 1:7 In God's Presence
  • Proverbs 1:7, 8, 9,20-33 In Honor Of Barking Dogs
  • Proverbs 1:7 The Cost Of Rebellion
  • Proverbs 1:20-33 Common Sense
  • Proverbs 1:8-19 Cardboard Kids
  • Proverbs 1:20-33 A Storm Is Coming!
  • Proverbs 2 Searching For A Rare Jewel
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 What Should I Do?
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 Information Isn't Wisdom
  • Proverbs 2:1-6 Seek And You Will Find
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 Treasure Hunt
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 Treasure Hunter
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 Digging For Treasure
  • Proverbs 2:1, 5 Starting Young
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 A Teachable Spirit
  • Proverbs 2:1-9 Pole-Sitting Hermit
  • Proverbs 2:1-9b Discover The Treasures
  • Proverbs 2:1-12 One Tough Job
  • Proverbs 2:6 Are You Searching for Wisdom
  • Proverbs 2:6-20 Tempting Outside
  • Proverbs 2:10-11 Real Motivation
  • Proverbs 2:13-14 Bedlam
  • Proverbs 3:1-18 They're After Our Children
  • Proverbs 3:1-8 Learning from Lincoln
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 The Joy Of Disappointment
  • Proverbs 3:1-6 Directions-from-above
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 Why- Why- Oh, Why
  • Proverbs 3:1-8 Rerouting . . . Rerouting
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 We Thank The Lord
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 Don't Forget Your Children
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 The High Cost Of Sin
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 Alternate Route
  • Proverbs 3:1-12 A Huge Difference
  • Proverbs 3:1-6 Lost In The Fog
  • Proverbs 3:3 Let's Talk About It!
  • Proverbs 3:5 O God, Why?
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 Directions From Above
  • Proverbs 3:5 The Forgotten Man
  • Proverbs 3:6 Guided Tour
  • Proverbs 3:6 A Mere Happening
  • Proverbs 3:1-8 God's Direction
  • Proverbs 3:5-18 When God Corrects Us
  • Proverbs 3:7-8 The High Cost Of Sin
  • Proverbs 3:11 Roughed Up To Grow Up
  • Proverbs 3:11-12 What Good is Evil?
  • Proverbs 3:12 What's Your Motivation?
  • Proverbs 3:13-18 Word Search
  • Proverbs 3:13-26 What We Really Need
  • Proverbs 3:18 The Tree
  • Proverbs 3:19-26 Get Rid Of The Grubs
  • Proverbs 3:25 Stay at Your Post
  • Proverbs 3:25 A Bad Dream
  • Proverbs 3:27 Have We Learned
  • Proverbs 3:27 My Two Cents
  • Proverbs 3:33 Family First
  • Proverbs 4:1-7| Cutting A Trail
  • Proverbs 4:5-13 The World Wide Web
  • Proverbs 4:1-13 A Dad Looks Back
  • Proverbs 4:1-13 Foolish Knowledge
  • Proverbs 4:7 First Things First
  • Proverbs 4:10-19 The Dalton Gang
  • Proverbs 4:10-27 The Path Of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 4:14-27 Healthy Ingredients
  • Proverbs 4:14-27 Ponder Your Path
  • Proverbs 4:14-27 Smart Dad
  • Proverbs 4:14-15 Watch Out For Pebbles
  • Proverbs 4:5-13 The World Wide Web
  • Proverbs 4:14-27 Sand In Your Shoes
  • Proverbs 4:18 Treadmill
  • Proverbs 4:20-27 Spiritual Checkup
  • Proverbs 4:20-27 Healthcare For The Heart
  • Proverbs 4:23 Spiritual Heart Care -
  • Proverbs 4:23 Transformed Hearts
  • Proverbs 4:23 The Secret Garden
  • Proverbs 4:23 Heart Matters
  • Proverbs 4:23,26 The Cost Of Neglect
  • Proverbs 4:23 Care Of The Heart
  • Proverbs 4:23 Spiritual Heart Care
  • Proverbs 4:23 Health Care for the Heart
  • Proverbs 4:20-27 Hostile Heart
  • Proverbs 4:23, 26 The Cost Of Neglect
  • Proverbs 5:22 How to Be Free
  • Proverbs 6:1-11 A Little Trouble
  • Proverbs 6:6-11 Slacker?
  • Proverbs 6:6-11 The Wise Ant
  • Proverbs 6:12-19 The Fine Art Of Slander
  • Proverbs 6:12-19 The Poison Of Suspicion
  • Proverbs 6:6-11 Ants And Elephant Seals.
  • Proverbs 6:16-19 Risk
  • Proverbs 6:23 Warning Labels
  • Proverbs 6:16-19 Promoting Unity
  • Proverbs 6:19 One Tough Command
  • Proverbs 6:20 Mother's Law
  • Proverbs 6:20-35 The Scorpion’s Sting
  • Proverbs 6:27 A Deadly Pet
  • Proverbs 8:1-14 God Has No Big Shots
  • Proverbs 8:1-11 The Forest and the Tree
  • Proverbs 8:12-21 The Wisdom In God's Word
  • Proverbs 8:1-14 God Has No Big Shots
  • Proverbs 8:36 Death Wish
  • Proverbs 9:1-10 Welcome Criticism
  • Proverbs 9:1-10 Welcome Criticism
  • Proverbs 9:1-12 Helped by Fear
  • Proverbs 9:10 Good Fear
  • Proverbs 9:10 The Path Of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 10:1-6 Understanding Parents
  • Proverbs 10:1-9 Are You Searching for Wisdom
  • Proverbs 10:1-7 A Good Name
  • Proverbs 10:2-15 A Good Name
  • Proverbs 10:1-17 Making A Name
  • Proverbs 10:7 How To Treat Halloween
  • Proverbs 10:8-21 Don't Say It!
  • Proverbs 10:9 Integrity League
  • Proverbs 10:11-21 A Lot to Remember
  • Proverbs 10:18-19 Finger-Pointing
  • Proverbs 10:19 Words—Do They Matter
  • Proverbs 10:19 Taming The Tongue
  • Proverbs 10:11-21 Words Of Life
  • Proverbs 10:11-23 Whispering Gallery
  • Proverbs 10:11-21 From Intake to Output
  • Proverbs 10:18-22 Out of Work
  • Proverbs 10:18 Subtle Slander
  • Proverbs 10:19 The Sounds of Silence
  • Proverbs 11:1 Honest People
  • Proverbs 11:1-6 Does Honesty Really Pay?
  • Proverbs 11:2 The Horse And His Boy
  • Proverbs 11:14; 12:15; 27:9 Multitude Of Counselors
  • Proverbs 11:3 Danger!
  • Proverbs 11:14 The Wisdom Of Crowds
  • Proverbs 11:16-26 Giving Away Happiness
  • Proverbs 11:17-25 Stretching Our Souls
  • Proverbs 11:18 Sow What?
  • Proverbs 11:19 A String Of Bad Choices
  • Proverbs 11:19 Don't Get Stung!
  • Proverbs 11:24 Who Killed the Dead Sea?
  • Proverbs 11:24-31 Gain By Giving
  • Proverbs 11:24-31 What Can We Give?
  • Proverbs 11:24-31 Have A Wonderful Day
  • Proverbs 11:30 The Price of a Soul
  • Proverbs 12:1-7 Tall Trees, Deep Roots
  • Proverbs 12:10 Her Father’s Zoo
  • Proverbs 12:13-22 Singing Liars
  • Proverbs 12:17-25 Speak That Word
  • Proverbs 12:17-22 Honestly
  • Proverbs 12:17-28 A Good Word
  • Proverbs 12:15 The Critic
  • Proverbs 12:11 God Provides, But How?
  • Proverbs 12:22 How Honest Are You
  • Proverbs 12:17-22 Nothing But The Truth
  • Proverbs 12:17-22 To Tell The Truth
  • Proverbs 12:17-25 Who's Got Your Tongue?
  • Proverbs 12:18 Cutting Remarks
  • Proverbs 12:13-25 Watch Your Mouth
  • Proverbs 12:18 The Problem With Critics
  • Proverbs 12:20 ARE YOU DECEITFUL?
  • Proverbs 12:22 When To Speak Up
  • Proverbs 12:26 Best Friends

Click for following titles Proverbs 13-19

  • Proverbs 13:1-14 Warnings In The Word
  • Proverbs 13:3 Words That Defile
  • Proverbs 14:8-21 Make It Right
  • Proverbs 14:12 SINCERELY WRONG!
  • Proverbs 14:13 Mixed Emotions
  • Proverbs 14:12 Alternate Route
  • Proverbs 14:12 When Right Seems Wrong
  • Proverbs 14:31 A Sense Of Concern
  • Proverbs 14:12-19 Get Proverbial
  • Proverbs 14:13 Trust And Sadness
  • Proverbs 14:15-21 Givers And Takers
  • Proverbs 14:15 Don't Be Deceived!
  • Proverbs 14:24 Are You Prepared?
  • Proverbs 14:26 Legacy
  • Proverbs 14:26 The Law Of Confidence
  • Proverbs 14:27 Showing Respect
  • Proverbs 14:30 Beware Of Envy!
  • Proverbs 14:33 Words of the Wise
  • Proverbs 14:34 China's Wall
  • Proverbs 15:1 A Soft Answer
  • Proverbs 15:1-18 Cross Word Puzzle
  • Proverbs 15:1-23 A War Of Words
  • Proverbs 15:1 Talk Low, Talk Slow
  • Proverbs 15:1 A Time to Keep Silence
  • Proverbs 15:1b Calm In An Age Of Rage
  • Proverbs 15:1-4 The Lockhorns
  • Proverbs 15:1-7 Mouth Guard
  • Proverbs 15:1-7 Reverse The Trend
  • Proverbs 15:1-4 The Power Of Soft Answers
  • Proverbs 15:1-7,23-28 A Kind Word
  • Proverbs 15:1-18 Sinless Anger
  • Proverbs 15:1-12 The Critic
  • Proverbs 15:3 He's Watching
  • Proverbs 15:12-15 Laughter
  • Proverbs 15:13-33 Living Every Day
  • Proverbs 15:13 Something’s Wrong With Harry
  • Proverbs 15:13-20 Mom's Dream Home
  • Proverbs 15:13-30 A Merry Heart
  • Proverbs 15:21-33 A Man Of Warmth And Wisdom
  • Proverbs 15:16-23 Many Advisors
  • Proverbs 15:21 Beware Of Open Doors
  • Proverbs 15:23 A Timely Word
  • Proverbs 15:27 Gripped By Greed
  • Proverbs 15:29 Trust Him With Your Heart
  • Proverbs 15:33a Is Fear Healthy?
  • Proverbs 16:1-9 Plans And Realities
  • Proverbs 16:1-9 The Unexpected
  • Proverbs 16:1-9 Right Place
  • Proverbs 16:1-9 Change Of Plans
  • Proverbs 16:1-9 God's Appointments
  • Proverbs 16:5-19 I'm The Best!
  • Proverbs 16:9 God Had Other Plans
  • Proverbs 16:9 Marching Off The Map
  • Proverbs 16:9 Redirected
  • Proverbs 16:9 “That Ain’t It!”
  • Proverbs 16:9 Never Say Never
  • Proverbs 16:16-20 Listen And Live
  • Proverbs 16:16-32 This Is Better
  • Proverbs 16:16-20 Listen And Live
  • Proverbs 16:16-33 How to Be Free
  • Proverbs 16:16-23 Listen And Learn
  • Proverbs 16:19 People Pressure
  • Proverbs 16:20-30 Free Compliments
  • Proverbs 16:20 Happy Inside
  • Proverbs 16:20 How To Be Happy
  • Proverbs 16:20-25 My Way?
  • Proverbs 16:20-31 The Beautiful Years
  • Proverbs 16:21-33 Ike’s Anger Problem
  • Proverbs 16:23 A Wall Of Words
  • Proverbs 16:24 Insensitive Thomas
  • Proverbs 16:25 Which Wisdom?
  • Proverbs 16:27 Fiery Words
  • Proverbs 16:28 It Takes Just One
  • Proverbs 16:31 Growing Old; Growing Up
  • Proverbs 16:33a He Is In Control
  • Proverbs 17:14 History Of A Murder
  • Proverbs 17:17-22 Good Medicine
  • Proverbs 17:17 FRIENDS
  • Proverbs 17:17 Friendship with God
  • Proverbs 17:17 Friendship
  • Proverbs 17:17b Time For Friendship
  • Proverbs 17:17 A Faithful Friend
  • Proverbs 17:17 What is a Friend
  • Proverbs 17:17 Be A Stander
  • Proverbs 17:17 Three Friends
  • Proverbs 17:22-28 Cooler Heads
  • Proverbs 17:22 A Reason For Optimism
  • Proverbs 17:22b
  • Proverbs 17:27 Careless Speech
  • Proverbs 17:28
  • Proverbs 18:1-8 A Stone In The Mouth
  • Proverbs 18:1-7 Grumblers
  • Proverbs 18:9 No Vacancy
  • Proverbs 18:10 Taking Refuge
  • Proverbs 18:10 True Shelter
  • Proverbs 18:9-12 Safe Room
  • Proverbs 18:12
  • Proverbs 18:13 A Way Of Loving
  • Proverbs 18:14-24 A Friend To The End
  • Proverbs 19:15-25 What’s At Stake?
  • Proverbs 18:19-24 A Sticky Friend
  • Proverbs 18:21 Life Words
  • Proverbs 18:21 Small Thing, Big Impact
  • Proverbs 18:24 Shallow Friendliness
  • Proverbs 18:24 To Have One, Be One
  • Proverbs 19:1-9 Nothing But The Truth
  • Proverbs 19:11 Danger: Explosives
  • Proverbs 19:11 - “No Grace”
  • Proverbs 19:17-22 What Would You Do?
  • Proverbs 19:22 A Wonderful Pair

Click for following titles Proverbs 20-31

  • Proverbs 20:3-7 A Perfect Father
  • Proverbs 20:3 Silly Arguments
  • Proverbs 20:5 Understand One Another
  • Proverbs 20:6 Tried And True
  • Proverbs 20:7-17 A Mouthful Of Gravel
  • Proverbs 20:11 By Our Deeds
  • Proverbs 20:14-24 Don't Be Deceived!
  • Proverbs 21:1 God Still Reigns
  • Proverbs 21:2
  • Proverbs 21:23 A Word From The Wise
  • Proverbs 22:1 Just A Moment
  • Proverbs 22:1-5 The Barking Lion
  • Proverbs 22:1 A Priceless Possession
  • Proverbs 22:1-8 Connected Actions
  • Proverbs 22:4 True Satisfaction
  • Proverbs 22:6 No Pain, No Gain
  • Proverbs 22:1-6 A Child’s Potential
  • Proverbs 22:1-16 Lessons for Little Ones
  • Proverbs 22:6 Looking And Learning
  • Proverbs 23:1-5 For Profit
  • Proverbs 23:4-12 Less Work, More Fun
  • Proverbs 23:15-24 Happy Fathers
  • Proverbs 23:15-22
  • Proverbs 23:29-30 Auto Safety
  • Proverbs 24:10-12 Will you tell them?
  • Proverbs 22:27 Money Talk
  • Proverbs 23:1-18 The Best Things In Life
  • Proverbs 23:7 Common Ground
  • Proverbs 23:1-5 For Profit
  • Proverbs 23:12 There’s An “App” For That
  • Proverbs 23:15-24 Happy Fathers
  • Proverbs 24:13-20 Looking Ahead
  • Proverbs 24:27-34 Garden Lesson
  • Proverbs 24:30-34 The Little Enemy
  • Proverbs 24:30-34 Lazy Man's Lawn
  • Proverbs 24:30-34 The Cost Of Neglect
  • Proverbs 24:30-34 Care Of The Heart
  • Proverbs 25:8-18 Gossip-Free Zone
  • Proverbs 25:11-15 Timely Words
  • Proverbs 25:12 Real Help When We Do Wrong
  • Proverbs 25:14-16, 27-28
  • Proverbs 25:25 What's The Good News?
  • Proverbs 25:15 The Nudge Lady
  • Proverbs 25:16 Eating As Worship
  • Proverbs 25:28 Cupcake Self-Discipline
  • Proverbs 26:12
  • Proverbs 26:1-12 Web Wisdom
  • Proverbs 26:13-19 Helpful Humor
  • Proverbs 26:17-28 When The Fire Goes Out
  • Proverbs 26:17-21 Stop At The Start
  • Proverbs 26:20-28 Delivering The Dirt
  • Proverbs 26:20 Put Out the Fire
  • Proverbs 26:28 Assault And Flattery
  • Proverbs 27:1 Will You Be Around?
  • Proverbs 27:1-6 Boast Roast
  • Proverbs 27:2 Keep Your Mouth Shut
  • Proverbs 27:4
  • Proverbs 27:5 Friend or Enemy
  • Proverbs 27:6 The Tests Of Criticism
  • Proverbs 27:6 Turn Yourself In
  • Proverbs 27:6-17 How To Be A Friend
  • Proverbs 27:6 The Wounds Of A Friend
  • Proverbs 27:6 The Rebuke From A Friend
  • Proverbs 27:9 We Need One Another
  • Proverbs 27:17 Sharpening One Another
  • Proverbs 27:17 Do You Care?
  • Proverbs 27:21 The Tragic Flaw
  • Proverbs 27:24 The “What Then?” Test
  • Proverbs 28:13 Exaggeration
  • Proverbs 28:13 Rubbish Piles
  • Proverbs 28:13 Cover-up
  • Proverbs 28:13 Hide Or Seek?
  • Proverbs 28:20 A Faithful Servant
  • Proverbs 28:20 Rewards of Faithfulness
  • Proverbs 28:26 The Storm Will Pass
  • Proverbs 29:1 It's A Long Story
  • Proverbs 29:3 Smart Dad
  • Proverbs 29:1-6
  • Proverbs 29:11-17 A Sermon From Nature
  • Proverbs 29:7 Consider the Poor
  • Proverbs 29:7 A House For A Car
  • Proverbs 29:11 Angry Prayers
  • Proverbs 29:18
  • Proverbs 29:22 Volcanic Activity
  • Proverbs 29:25 You're Afraid Of Whom?
  • Proverbs 29:25 Fear Escape
  • Proverbs 29:23 Self-Made?
  • Proverbs 29:23 The Hidden Rattler
  • Proverbs 29:25 Healthy Fear
  • Proverbs 29:25 You're Afraid Of Whom?
  • Proverbs 29:25 Household Security
  • Proverbs 30:1-6 Test The Teachers
  • Proverbs 30:1-9 A Wise Way To Pray
  • Proverbs 30:1-4 I’m Stumped
  • Proverbs 30:1-9 Prosperity And Adversity
  • Proverbs 30:1-9 Riches Of The Soul
  • Proverbs 30:2 Absolutely Nobody
  • Proverbs 30:1-6 Test The Teachers
  • Proverbs 30:5-9 Servant Or Master?
  • Proverbs 30:6 Misquote
  • Proverbs 30:7-9 Five Cs Or Two Gs
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 The Good And Bad Of Wealth
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 Bad and Good of Wealth
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 Bad and Good of Poverty
  • Proverbs 30:1-9 Windfall
  • Proverbs 30:11-17 Someone Special
  • Proverbs 30:25 THE WISDOM OF ANTS
  • Proverbs 30:24-28 The Bug Zoo
  • Proverbs 30:26 Weak And Wise
  • Proverbs 30:26 BADGER BRAINS
  • Proverbs 30:27 Grasshopper Sense
  • Proverbs 30:28 ROYAL LIZARDS
  • Proverbs 31:26-31 A Mother’s Strength
  • Proverbs 31:10-20 A Helping Hand
  • Proverbs 31:30 Who Then Is Beautiful?
  • Proverbs 31:10-31 In Word And Deed
  • Proverbs 31:10-31 What Dad Can Do For Mom
  • Proverbs 31:26-31 Magnets And Mothers
  • Proverbs 31:10,25-31 Influence Of Godly Moms
  • Proverbs 31:30 Beautiful People

Joseph Parker
The People's Bible

Book of Proverbs
Not every verse is covered but useful insights

Pastor Life
Sermons on the
Book of Proverbs

Wisdom Is Not Cool Proverbs Johnny L. Sanders
You Can Observe a Lot by Watching Proverbs Franklin L. Kirksey
The Course of Wisdom Proverbs 1 Johnny L. Sanders
Wisdom Ain't Cool Proverbs 1:01-07 Johnny L. Sanders
The Source of Wisdom Proverbs 1:2 Johnny L. Sanders
Wisdom Produces Integrity Proverbs 2:7 Johnny L. Sanders
Wisdom in Relationships Proverbs 3:27-30 Johnny L. Sanders
Love Thy Neighbor Proverbs 3:27-33 Johnny L. Sanders
Wisdom is Family Friendly Proverbs 3:33 Johnny L. Sanders
Father With A Bright Future Proverbs 3:7-18 Johnny Hunt
A Matter of the Heart Proverbs 4:23 Paul E. Brown
Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4:23 Alan Stewart
The Heart of the Problem is The Problem of the Heart Proverbs 4:27 J. Mike Minnix
Beware of Adultery! Proverbs 5 Franklin L. Kirksey
Pleasing God Proverbs 6:12-19 Franklin L. Kirksey
7 Things God Hates Proverbs 6:16-19 Paul E. Brown
The Value of Wisdom Proverbs 8:11-17 Johnny L. Sanders
A Proud Look Proverbs 8:13 Johnny L. Sanders
Be Wise Proverbs 9:10-12 Franklin L. Kirksey
A Godly Work Ethic Proverbs 10:16 Johnny L. Sanders
There is Wisdom in Humility Proverbs 11:02 Johnny L. Sanders
Lying Ain't Cool Proverbs 12:22 Johnny L. Sanders
Bad Language Ain't Cool Proverbs 15:1 Johnny L. Sanders
Can You Hear Me Now? Proverbs 15:4 Larry Wynn
Thank You For The Cross Proverbs 16:16-19 Johnny Hunt
Facts About Forming Friendships Proverbs 18:24 Donnie L. Martin
Does God Need A Loan? Proverbs 19:17 David E. Owen
A Father Blessing His Family Proverbs 22:6 Frank Cox
The Children in the Home - The Child's Role Proverbs 22:6 J. Mike Minnix
Moving The Landmarks Proverbs 23:10-11 Jerry N. Watts
Stay Out of the Holiday Spirits Proverbs 23:29-35 Mike Stone
The Misery of a Miser Proverbs 23:6-8 Franklin L. Kirksey
Wisdom Transforms People Proverbs 24:3-7 Johnny L. Sanders
I'm so Mad I Could Die! Proverbs 25 J. Mike Minnix
A Word Fitly Spoken (1 of 2) Proverbs 25:11-15 Johnny L. Sanders
A Word Fitly Spoken (2 of 2) Proverbs 25:11-15 Johnny L. Sanders
To Be, or Not To Be a Model Christian Proverbs 26:17-22 Franklin L. Kirksey
Wisdom in Work Proverbs 27:23 Johnny L. Sanders
A Banquet of Consequences Proverbs 28:9 Franklin L. Kirksey
Mother's Hands Proverbs 31 Alan Stewart
A Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31:10-31 Paul E. Brown
The Children in the Home - The Mother's Role Proverbs 31:10-31 J. Mike Minnix
Mothers of the Bible Proverbs 31:10-31 Johnny L. Sanders

John Piper
Sermons on
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Matthew Poole
Commentary
Book of Proverbs

Introduction Proverbs 1 Proverbs 2 Proverbs 3
Proverbs 4 Proverbs 5 Proverbs 6 Proverbs 7
Proverbs 8 Proverbs 9 Proverbs 10 Proverbs 11
Proverbs 12 Proverbs 13 Proverbs 14 Proverbs 15
Proverbs 16 Proverbs 17 Proverbs 18 Proverbs 19
Proverbs 20 Proverbs 21 Proverbs 22 Proverbs 23
Proverbs 24 Proverbs 25 Proverbs 26 Proverbs 27
Proverbs 28 Proverbs 29 Proverbs 30 Proverbs 31

Ray Pritchard
Sermons and Devotionals on
Book of Proverbs
from Keepbelieving.com
The ABC’s of Wisdom- Building Character with Solomon
See also more Studies in Proverbs by Ray Pritchard - on one page

Suggestion - These devotionals on the ABC's of Wisdom would make a great supplement taking one month of your life to read through a chapter of Solomon's character building Proverbs each day (or slower if you prefer). You won't be the same when you finish! (Read Isa 55:6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). You can also purchase these devotionals in Kindle or book format.

Pulpit Commentary
Edited by Spence and Exell
William John Deane, S. T. Taylor-Taswell, Walter Frederic Adeney
Expositional Commentary and Homilies
1891

Note: Scroll down each page for the corresponding homilies.

Introduction

Proverbs 1

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Proverbs 31

Robert Rayburn
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

Don Robinson
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

J C Ryle
Thoughts for Young Men
Makes reference to various proverbs
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C I Scofield
Reference Notes on Proverbs

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Charles Simeon
Horae Homileticae
Sermons on the Book of Proverbs

If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering

Keith Simons
Easy English
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2800 word vocabulary
(Very interesting simple translation and comments)

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Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes
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C2000 Series Same as Commentary below but also allows one to listen to his audio

Proverbs Commentary - Identical to C2000 but has Scripture Pop-ups

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Speaker's Commentary
Book of Proverbs
Edited by F C Cook
1873
Introduction

C H Spurgeon Devotionals
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook
Book of Proverbs

C H Spurgeon
Sermon Notes
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C H Spurgeon Sermons
All of Spurgeon's Sermons
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Ray Stedman
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs: That Men May Know Wisdom The Searchings of Mind and Will: Proverbs
Proverbs 1-9 What every Child should Know

Today in the Word
Devotionals & Illustrations
Book of Proverbs

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Third Millennium
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Outline & References

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John Trapp Commentary
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Bruce Waltke
16 Audio Messages on the
Book of Proverbs

The following lectures are available but you will need to CLICK HERE and select the specific message

  • Proverbs 1:1-7: Introduction and Overview
  • Proverbs 1:8-33 Two Invitations and Two Refusals
  • Proverbs 2:1-22 The Benefits of Seeking Wisdom
  • Proverbs 2 The Blessings of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 3 How to Be Truly Wise and Successful in Life
  • Proverbs 4 Wisdom's Inheritance
  • Proverbs 4:20-27, Proverbs 5: Admonition Against Harlotry
  • Proverbs 6:1-19 Three Follies and Seven Abominations to the Lord
  • Proverbs 6:20-35, Proverbs 7: The Folly of Adultery
  • Proverbs 8: The Call of Wisdom
  • Proverbs 9: Two Rival Feasts - Two Rival Minds
  • Proverbs, Various: Child Training (Dr. Walter Bodine)
  • Proverbs, Various: How to Have Money
  • Proverbs, Various: Characteristics of a Wise Man - in His Speech
  • Proverbs, Various: The Theology of the Book of Proverbs
  • Proverbs, Various: Proverbs on the Wise Man and on the Nation

Steve Zeisler
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