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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
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
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30:1-30:33
Words
of Lemuel
31:1-31:31
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Exhortations
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of Solomon
Second Collection
of Solomon
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Leaders
31:1-9
Virtuous
Wife
31:10-31
Title:
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of Wisdom
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Solomon
Proverbs Copied by Hezekiah's Men Proverbs
of Agur
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31:1-9
Capable
Wife
31:10-31
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Wisdom for
Young Men
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Everyone
Personal Notes from
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Prologue Principles of Wisdom Epilogue
Commend
Wisdom
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of Wisdom
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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).

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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)

Introduction

Proverbs 1:2 The Preacher

Proverbs 1:6 The Book - Proverbs

Proverbs 1:7 The Root of Knowledge

Proverbs 1:8 The Family

Proverbs 1:10 The Foe and the Fight

Proverbs 1:19 Filthy Lucre

Proverbs 1:20-22 The Cry of Wisdom

Proverbs 1:23 A Revival

Proverbs 1:24-28 Sowing Disobedience, Reaping Judgment

Proverbs 2:4,5 Seek and Ye Shall Find

Proverbs 2:12-19 Perils in the Deep

Proverbs 2:10,11 The Means of Safety

Proverbs 3:3 The Art of Printing

Proverbs 3:5 Trust

Proverbs 3:7,8 The Health of Holiness

Proverbs 3:9 Capital and Profit

Proverbs 3:11,12 A Fatherly Word on Fatherly Correction

Proverbs 3:13-15 Making A Fortune

Proverbs 3:14,15 A Gainful Merchandise

Proverbs 3:16 Length of Days in the Hand of Wisdom

Proverbs 3:17 A Pleasant Path

Proverbs 3:19, 20 Wisdom Making and Managing Worlds

Proverbs 3:26 Confidence in God the True Safeguard from Temptation

Proverbs 3:27, 28 The Right Thing Done at the Right Time

Proverbs 3:33 The Curse and the Blessing Upon the House

Proverbs 4:10, 11 Precept and Example

Proverbs 4:13 Hold Fast

Proverbs 4:18, 19 The Path of the Just

Proverbs 4:23-27 The Fountain and its Streams

Proverbs 5:15 Family Joys

Proverbs 5:21, 22 The Method of Providence for Restraining Evil

Proverbs 6:16-19 Seven Hateful Things

Proverbs 6:20-24 Mother's Law

Proverbs 8:10, 13 The Worth of Wisdom and the Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 8:18 Rank and Riches

Proverbs 8:22-31 The Redeemer Anticipating Redemption

Proverbs 9:1-6 The Marriage Supper for the King's Son

Proverbs 9:7,9, 12 Reproof

Proverbs 9:13-18 The Pleasures of Sin

Proverbs 10:1 The Place and Power of a Son

Proverbs 10:4 Diligent in Business

Proverbs 10:7 Posthumous Fame

Proverbs 10:8,9 The Wise are Teachable, the Upright Strong

Proverbs 10:11, 14 The Well of Life and the Treasures of Wisdom

Proverbs 10:15 The Money Tower

Proverbs 10:18-21 The Lips and Tongue

Proverbs 10:22 The Blessing of the Lord Maketh Rich

Proverbs 10:23, 14:9 A Fool's Sport

Proverbs 10:24, 25 Fears Realized and Loves Fulfilled

Proverbs 10:26 The Greatness of Little Things

Proverbs 11:1 Honesty is the Best Policy

Proverbs 11:2, 3 Assorted Pairs

Proverbs 11:9,13 Hypocrites and Talebearers

Proverbs 11:15, 6:1-5 Debts and Sureties

Proverbs 11:17, 18, 20 As We Sow, We Reap

Proverbs 11:22 A Jewell Ill Set

Proverbs 11:23 The Desire of the Righteous

Proverbs 11:24 Scattering to Keep and Keeping to Scatter

Proverbs 11:25 The Waterer is Watered

Proverbs 11:26 Raising the Market-The Practice and the Penalty

Proverbs 11:28 The Tree and its Branch

Proverbs 11:30 The Wisdom of Winning Souls

Proverbs 12:1 A Bitter but Healthful Morsel

Proverbs 12:4 A Husband's Crown

Proverbs 12:10, 13 The Wicked are Cruel-The Liars are Caught

Proverbs 13:12 Love Deferred

Proverbs 13:13 God's Word the Preserver of Nations

Proverbs 13:15 The Hard Way

Proverbs 13:20 The Choice of Companions

Proverbs 13:24 The Father Who Hates His Son

Proverbs 14:6 Secularism

Proverbs 14:7, 16 Wisdom Modest and Folly Rash

Proverbs 14:10 Sympathy

Proverbs 14:12 A Man is Responsible for His Relief

Proverbs 14:14 The Backslider

Proverbs 14:15 The Trustful and the Truthful

Proverbs 14:25 Witnesses

Proverbs 14:26 The Place of Refuge

Proverbs 14:30 Envy--The Disease and the Cure

Proverbs 14:31 The Merciful

Proverbs 14:32 The Two Departures-The Hopeful and the Hopeless

Proverbs 15:1 The Truth in Love

Proverbs 15:3, 11 The All-Seeing

Proverbs 15:4 A Wholesome Tongue

Proverbs 15:13, 17:22 Mirth a Medicine

Proverbs 15:14, 21, 21:15 Tastes Differ

Proverbs 15:33, 16:18, 29:23 Humility Before Honor

Proverbs 15:16, 17, 27, 17:1 The Maker and the Breaker of a Family's Peace

Proverbs 16:2,3 The False Balance Detected by the True

Proverbs 16:6 Mercy and Truth

Proverbs 16:9 Providence

Proverbs 16:16 Wisdom and Wealth - Their Comparative Worth

Proverbs 16:17 The Highway of the Upright

Proverbs 16:22 The Well-Spring of Life

Proverbs 17:12 The Cruelty of Fools

Proverbs 17:17, 18:24 Friendship

Proverbs 18:17 The Bias on the Side of Self

Proverbs 18:22, 19:14, 19:13, 21:19 A Wife

Proverbs 19:11, 19:19, 20:3 Anger

Proverbs 19:22 A Poor Man is Better Than a Liar

Proverbs 20:1 The Deceitfulness of Strong Drink

Proverbs 20:4 The Sluggard Shall Come to Want

Proverbs 20:5,6 Wisdom Modest, Folly Obtrusive

Proverbs 20:12 Two Witnesses--The Hearing Ear and the Seeing Eye

Proverbs 20:14 Buyers and Sellers

Proverbs 22:1 A Good Name

Proverbs 22:2 The Rich and the Poor Meet Together

Proverbs 22:3 Hiding Places for the Prudent

Proverbs 22:6 Education

Proverbs 22:7 The Bondage of the Borrower

Proverbs 23:1-3 Convenient Food

Proverbs 122:22, 23, 23:10, 11 The Rights of Man

Proverbs 23:13-35 A Faithful Father

Proverbs 24:1, 19, 20 The Prosperity of the Wicked

Proverbs 24:11, 12 A Brother's Keeper

Proverbs 24:21 Piety and Patriotism

Proverbs 24:30-34 The Sluggard's Garden

Proverbs 25:1-5 Monarchs, Under God and Over Men

Proverbs 25:13, 19 A Faithful Messenger

Proverbs 25:21, 22 The Fire That Melts an Enemy

Proverbs 25:23 A Time to Frown and a Time to Smile

Proverbs 25:25 Cold Waters to the Thirsty Soul

Proverbs 26:11 An Impure Appetite Seeks Impure Food

Proverbs 27:1 Now or To-Morrow

Proverbs 27:17 The Countenance of a Friend

Proverbs 28:1 Conscience

Proverbs 28:13 Sin Covered and Sin Confessed

Proverbs 29:25 The Fear of Man Bringeth a Snare

Proverbs 30:1-9 Philosophy and Faith

Proverbs 31:1 Lemuel and His Mother

Proverbs 31:10-31 A Heroine

Proverbs 31:30, 31 Faith and Obedience- Work and Rest

Albert Barnes
Commentary on Proverbs

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Charles Bridges
Exposition of the Book of Proverbs
(1865)
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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)

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Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-7 The Beginning Of Wisdom

Proverbs 1:7 Christian Education

Proverbs 1:7 The Beginning of Wisdom (Woodrow Wilson Baccalaureate)

Proverbs 11:30 The Soul Winner

Proverbs 14:34 The Family And The Nation

Proverbs 23:29-32 Drink, Drugs, And Destruction

Proverbs 25:11 In Pictures of Silver (25th Anniversary)

Proverbs 25:11 In Pictures of Silver

Bob Deffinbaugh
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Book of Proverbs

Wisdom Literature: Proverbs

Preface to Proverbs

Introduction to Proverbs

Proverbs 1:7-33 The Two Ways

Proverbs 7-9 The Two Women: Madam Folly and Dame Wisdom

Proverbs 7:1-27 The Seduction of Sir Simple

Proverbs 26:1-11 The Fool

The Sluggard, Various Passages

God and Man in Proverbs, Various Passages

Wisdom and Wealth (Part I)

Wisdom and Wealth (Part II)

Proverbs and Politics

The Words of the Wise

The Qualities of a Godly Mate

A Model For Marriage

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Wisdom and Child-Rearing (Part II)

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Wisdom and the Will of God

Dan Duncan
Wisdom: Don't Leave Home Without It!
35 Audio Messages on the
Book of Proverbs
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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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Teacher Helps on Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-19 Way of Wisdom
Proverbs 2:1-6; 3:1-8 Benefits of Wisdom
Proverbs 5:1-23; 6:20-35 Be Wise About Sexual Purity
Proverbs 12:18-19; 15:1Be Wise About Relationships
Proverbs 18:22; 31:10; 24:3-4 be Wise About Family
Proverbs 20:1, 32:20-21, 23:31-35 Be Wise About Alcohol
Proverbs 24:11-12 Wisdom of Protecting Human Life
Selected Proverbs - View Finances Wisely
Selected Proverbs Manage Money Wisely

Expositor's Bible Commentary
Proverbs

Introduction Proverbs 1 Proverbs 2 Proverbs 3
Proverbs 4 Proverbs 5 Proverbs 6 Proverbs 7
Proverbs 8 Proverbs 9 Proverbs 10 Proverbs 11
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Proverbs 28 Proverbs 29 Proverbs 30 Proverbs 31

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John Flavel
Book on Proverbs 4:23
Keeping the Heart
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Proverbs 4:23, The Text Explained

Duties Included in Keeping the Heart

Reasons Why this Should be the Great Business of Life

The Time of Prosperity

Keeping the Heart in the Time of Adversity

Keeping the Heart in the Time of Zion's Troubles

Keeping the Heart in Time of danger and Public Distraction

Keeping the Heart in the Time of Outward Wants

Keeping the Heart in the Time of Duty

Keeping the Heart When We Meet With Great Trials

Keeping the Heart When the Hour of Temptation Comes

Keeping the Heart in the Time of Doubting and Spiritual Darkness

Keeping the Heart When Sufferings for Religion are Laid on Us

Keeping the Heart When Sickness Warns of Death Approaching

A Special Warning to Hypocrites and Formal Professors

A Special Encouragement to the People of God

Ten Motives Exhorting to a Hearty Engagement in Keeping the Heart

Don Fortner
Sermon Notes on Proverbs

Proverbs - Christ in Proverbs

Proverbs 3:5-6 Is it really safe to trust the Lord.

Proverbs 3:17 Ways of Pleasantness

Proverbs 10:24 The Desire of the Righteous

Proverbs 25:25 Good News From A Far Country

John Gill
Commentary

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GotQuestions
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Book of Proverbs - Bible Survey

What should we learn from the life of Solomon?

What is a proverb in the Bible?

What is synonymous parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is antithetical parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is synthetic parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

What is emblematic parallelism in Hebrew poetry?

How is the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom?

What is wisdom? What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?

What is a fool according to the book of Proverbs?

Why is wisdom referred to as a she in Proverbs?

Does the Bible teach that Sophia is the goddess of wisdom?

Why are both wisdom and foolishness pictured as women in Proverbs?

Why didn't Solomon follow his own advice on women?

What does it mean to lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)?

What is a sluggard? What does Proverbs teach about sluggards?

What are the seven things God hates?

What does the Bible mean when it speaks against haughty eyes?

What are the seven pillars of wisdom in Proverbs 9:1?

How does love cover all wrongs (Proverbs 10:12)?

How does fearing God add length to a person’s life (Proverbs 10:27)?

What does it mean that a righteous person cares for the needs of animals (Proverbs 12:10)?

How does oppressing the poor show contempt for their Maker (Proverbs 14:31)?

How can we commit our work to the Lord and have our plans established (Proverbs 16:3)?

How can a friend stick closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24)?

How and when should we overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11)?

Does the Bible promise that godly parenting will always result in godly children (Proverbs 22:6)?

Do Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5 contradict? How can both verses be true?

What does it mean that iron sharpens iron?

What does it mean to train up a child in the way he should go?

What does it mean to fear God?

Is it true that life and death is in the power of the tongue?

Who was Agur son of Jakeh (Proverbs 30)?

Who was King Lemuel in Proverbs 31?

What should we learn from the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31?

Joe Guglielmo
Calvary Chapel of Manitowoc
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Robert Hawker
Commentary
on the Book of Proverbs

Introduction

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

Proverbs 8

Proverbs 9

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Proverbs 31

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

Introduction

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

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Proverbs 31

Matthew Henry
Commentary

Ted Hildebrandt
Extensive List of Proverbs Resources
Click Proverbs eSources for additional Material

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.

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Bricker, Daniel."The Doctrine of the 'Two Ways' in Proverbs," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 38.4 (1995) 501-18.

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Bland, Dave. "Formation of Character in the Book of Proverbs."Restoration Quarterly 40.4 (1998) 221-237.

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Byargeon, Rick W. "The Structure and Significance of Prov 9:7-12," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40.3 (1997) 367-375.

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Burdett, David. "Wisdom Literature and the Promise Doctrine." Trinity Journal 3 (Spring 1974):1-13.

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Chisholm, Robert B. "'Drink Water from Your Own Cistern': A Literary Study of Proverbs -23." Bibliotheca Sacra 157 (628) (2000) 397-409.

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Curtis, Edward M. "Old Testament Wisdom: A Model for Faith-Learning Integration," Christian Scholars Review 15.3 (1986) 213-27.

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Davis, John J. "The Rhetorical Use of Numbers in the Old Testament." Grace Journal 8 (1967): 40-48.

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Franklin, Benjamin. "The Way of Wealth" [1758]."

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Frost, Robert "Mending Wall [Poem, 1914].

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Finkbeiner, Douglas. "An Analysis of the Structure of Proverbs 28 and 29." Calvary Baptist Theol Journal 11.2 (1995) 1-14.

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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.

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Hildebrandt, Ted. "Proverbs 22:6a: Train Up a Child?" Grace Theo Journ 9.1 (1988) 3-19.

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________. "Justifying the Fear of God" [short version] (ETS Meeting, Atlanta, Nov. 18, 2010)

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________. "Motivation and Antithetic Parallelism in Proverbs 10-15. J of the Evangelical Theological Society 35.4 (1992) 433-444.

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_______. "Proverbial Strings: Cohesion in Proverbs 10." Grace Theological Journal 11.2 (1990) 171-185.

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_______. "The Proverb: an interdisciplinary approach to a biblical genre," Tenure Paper, 70 pages. Gordon College, Sept. 1, 2005.

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Johnson, John E. "An Analysis of Proverbs 1:1-7." Bib Sac 144 (576) (1987) 419-432.

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Millard, A. R. "In Praise of Ancient Scribes." Bible & Spade 2.2-4 (Spring-Autumn, 1982): 33‑46.

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Moore, M. "Wise Women" or Wisdom Woman? A Biblical Study of Women's Roles. Restoration Quarterly 35.3 (1993) 147-158.

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Parsons, Greg W. "Guidelines for Understanding and Proclaiming the Book of Proverbs," BibSac 150 (April-June, 1993) 151-70.

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Paterson, W. P. "The Fools of the Bible." ExpTimes 11 (1899): 13-16.

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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.

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Smith, Gary. "The Concept of God/the Gods as King in the Ancient Near East and the Bible." Trinity Journal 3 (1982): 18-38.

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Steinmann, Andrew E. "Proverbs 1-9 as a Solomonic Composition," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43.4 (2000) 659-674.

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Stek, John. "Proverbs: An Introduction." Calvin Theological Journal 36.1 (2001) 342-371.

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Waltke, Bruce K. "The Book of Proverbs and Ancient Wisdom Literature." Bibliotheca Sacra 136 (July-September 1979): 221-38.

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________. "The Book of Proverbs and Old Testament Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra 136 (October-December 1979):302-17.

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________. "Does Proverbs Promise Too Much." Andrews University Seminary Studies 34.3 (1996) 319-336.

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Wilbanks, Pete F. "Non-Proverb Proverbial Bookends: A Possible Lens for Viewing the Book of Proverbs," Evangelical Theological Society Southwest Regional, March 26, 1999; New Orleans, LA. 45 pgs.

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Wilbanks, Pete F. "The Persuasion of Form: A Rhetorical Analysis of Pr. 31:10-31," Evangelical Theological Society Southeast Regional, March 2001; Toccoa Falls, GA. 14 pgs.

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Wolters, Al. "Nature and Grace in the Interpretation of Proverbs 31:10-31." Calvin Theo Journ 19 (1984): 153-166.

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Zuck, Roy B. "Hebrew Words of 'Teach'." Bib Sac 121 (1964): 228-235.

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Homiletics
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Proverbs

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H A Ironside
Notes on the
Book of Proverbs

Introduction

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

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

Introduction
Proverbs 1
Proverbs 2
Proverbs 3
Proverbs 4
Proverbs 5
Proverbs 6
Proverbs 7
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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)

Introduction (Or longer intro)

Proverbs 1

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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."

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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 1:7 is choice, and he gives good food for counsel in 3:5, 6; 4:18; 6:25, 26; 7:6–27; 8:14–32 applied to Christ; 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.

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Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Proverbs
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Proverbs 1:1-19: A Young Man's Best Counselor

Proverbs 1:20-33: Wisdom's Call

Proverbs 3:1-10: The Secret of Well Being

Proverbs 3:11-24: The Gifts of Heavenly Wisdom

Proverbs 4:10-19 The Two Paths

Proverbs 4:12 Monotony and Crisis

Proverbs 4:18 From Dawn to Noon

Proverbs 4:23: Keeping and Kept

Proverbs 5:22 The Cords of Sin

Proverbs 8:21: Wisdom's Gift

Proverbs 8:30-31 Wisdom and Christ

Proverbs 10:29 The Two-Fold Aspect of Diving Working

Proverbs 12:1-15 The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom & Folly

Proverbs 13:7: The Poor Rich and the Rich Poor

Proverbs 13:23: The Tillage of the Poor

Proverbs 14:9 Sin the Mocker

Proverbs 14:13: Hollow Laughter, Solid Joy

Proverbs 14:14: Satisfied From Self

Proverbs 16:2 What I Think of Myself & What God Thinks of Me

Proverbs 16:22-33 A Bundle of Proverbs

Proverbs 18:10-11 Two Fortresses

Proverbs 20:1-7: A String of Pearls

Proverbs 20:4 The Sluggard in Harvest

Proverbs 20:17 Bread and Gravel

Proverbs 23:15-23 A Condensed Guide For Life

Proverbs 23:17-18 The Afterwards and Our Hope

Proverbs 23:29-35 The Portrait of a Drunkard

Proverbs 24:11-12 The Crime of Negligence

Proverbs 24:30-31: The Sluggard's Garden

Proverbs 25:28 An Unwalled City

Proverbs 27:3 The Weight of Sand

Proverbs 31:10-31 Portrait of a Matron

J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
Commentary on Proverbs
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Introduction

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

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F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily

Proverbs 1:33a

Proverbs 2:4–5

Proverbs 3:6

Proverbs 4:18a

Proverbs 5:6, 21

Proverbs 6:21

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Proverbs 8:22

Proverbs 9:4, 16

Proverbs 10:17

Proverbs 11:24

Proverbs 12:13

Proverbs 13:3a

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Proverbs 17:27

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Proverbs 19:17a

Proverbs 20:27

Proverbs 21:1

Proverbs 22:5
Proverbs 23:17
Proverbs 24:11–12
Proverbs 25:21–22
Proverbs 26:20
Proverbs 27:7
Proverbs 28:13a
Proverbs 29:18
Proverbs 30:8a
Proverbs 31:11a

Middletown Bible Church
Study Notes on Proverbs
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Introduction: Did You Hear God in the Street?

How to Get On and Stay On the Right Road

Proverbs 6 (et al) The Sluggard

The Fool

Friend and Companion

The Words of Our Mouth

Parents

Life or Death

Poverty and Riches

The Bottle and You

Love or Lust? (Part 1)

Love or Lust? (Part 2)

Choosing the Way of Wisdom

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Fundamentals for Preaching the Book of Proverbs, Pt 1 - Bruce Waltke (Bib Sacra 165:657, 2008)

Fundamentals for Preaching the Book of Proverbs, Pt 2 - Bruce Waltke (Bib Sacra 165:658, 2008)

Fundamentals for Preaching the Book of Proverbs, Pt 3 - Bruce Waltke (Bib Sacra 165:659, 2008)

Fundamentals for Preaching the Book of Proverbs, Pt 4 - Bruce Waltke (Bib Sacra 165:660, 2008)

The Doctrine Of The ‘Two Ways’ In Proverbs - Daniel Bricker (JETS 38:4, 1995)

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See extensive list compiled by Ted Hildebrandt

Wisdom's Pedagogy: A Comparison of Proverbs 7 and 4Q184 - Scott Jones

The Fear of the Lord as the 'Principle' of Wisdom - Henri Blocher

Proverbs and Wisdom Books of the Ancient Near East: The Factual History of a Literary Form - K A Kitchen.

Best Commentaries on Proverbs - Tim Challies

Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Proverbs - Ligonier

Best Commentaries on Proverbs'

Proverbs- A Mentor Commentary by John Kitchen is also an excellent resource I would recommend

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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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Crossway Publishing

Proverbs - Wisdom for the Ambitious

Proverbs - A Final Word: On Life and Death

Proverbs - A Word to the Friend

Proverbs - A Word to the Sluggard

Proverbs - First Words: About God and Us

Proverbs 1:1-7 Fear the Lord

Proverbs 1:8-19 Listen to Your Parents

Proverbs 1:20-33 Welcome Rebuke

Proverbs 2 Follow Good Examples

Proverbs 3 Trust the Lord

Proverbs 4 Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 5 Be Captivated by Love

Proverbs 6:20-35 Be Faithful

Proverbs 7 Avoid Temptation

Proverbs 8 Find Wisdom

Proverbs 9 Learn to Tell the Difference

Mark Dever

Proverbs, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Proverbs - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Proverbs - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Proverbs - Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Proverbs, Book of - Holman Bible Dictionary (With Outline)

Proverbs, the Book of - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Proverbs, Book of - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Proverbs, Book of - Morrish Bible Dictionary

Proverbs, Book of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Proverbs, Book Of - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Proverbs, Book of - The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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 (HCSB Study Bible) - Nice notes but you need to set up a free account

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

An Introduction to the Book of Proverbs

An Argument of the Book of Proverbs

Selected Bibliography of the Book of Proverbs

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
Programmed Syllabus - The Book of Proverbs (40 pages)

Fundamentals for Preaching the Proverbs - Bruce Waltke

Righteousness in Proverbs

Seven Part Audio Series on Proverbs

Proverbs - 17 messages Mp3

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 - 19 Sermons by Topic, not chapter/verse Jim Bordwine

A Commentary on Proverb - 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
Commentary on Proverbs 1
Commentary on Proverbs 5
Commentary on Proverbs 14
Commentary on Proverbs 19
Commentary on Proverbs 22
Commentary on Proverbs 26
Commentary on Proverbs 29
Commentary on Proverbs 31
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

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

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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

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

Proverbs 1 Commentary

Proverbs 3 Commentary

Proverbs 4 Commentary

Proverbs 27 Commentary

Proverbs 28 Commentary

Proverbs 29 Commentary

Robert Neighbour

Wisdom- The Ultimate Acquisition -- Denton Bible Church

Proverbs 1:1-19 The Art of Living Blessedly - audio

Proverbs 8:22-31 The Nature and Need of Revival --audio

Proverbs 13:12 The Biblical Basis for Resolutions- audio

Proverbs 14:1 The Standard of The Godly Wife - audio

Proverbs 14:4 Flexibility - audio

Proverbs 18:21 The Might of the Mouth - audio

Proverbs 27:14 Sensitivity -- audio

Proverbs 24:1-12 The Theology of Courage -- audio

Proverbs 30:24-28 Success -- audio

Proverbs 30:1-6 The Theological Wanderings of “The Gatherer” -audio

The Proverbs 31 Woman -- audio

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

Introduction

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

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Proverbs 9

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Proverbs 18

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Proverbs 21

Proverbs 22

Proverbs 23

Proverbs 24

Proverbs 25

Proverbs 26

Proverbs 27

Proverbs 28

Proverbs 30

Proverbs 31

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

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

Proverbs 8

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Proverbs 10

Proverbs 11

Proverbs 12

Proverbs 13

Proverbs 14

Proverbs 15

Proverbs 16

Proverbs 17

Proverbs 18

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)...

Proverbs The Course of Wisdom

Proverbs 1 The Source of Wisdom

Proverbs 3 The Force of Wisdom

Proverbs 8 The Value of Wisdom

Proverbs 3 Wisdom is Family Friendly

Proverbs Wisdom is Not Cool

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (1 of 6)

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (2 of 6)

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (3 of 6)

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (4 of 6)

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (5 of 6)

Proverbs Wisdom in Speech (6 of 6)

Proverbs 24:3-7 Wisdom Transforms

Proverbs 2:7 Integrity of Wisdom

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

A Matter of Life and Death

Sweet as Honey

Wise as Serpents

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
BY CHAPTER/VERSE

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 -- The Beginning of Knowledge

Proverbs 1 – The Beginning of Knowledge (2004)

Bob Fromm
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 2:3-5 Searching God Woodrow Kroll
Proverbs 3:1-18 The Rewards of Obedience J. R. Miller

Proverbs 3:1-18: Heartfelt Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:1-18 – Heartfelt Trust in the Lord (2004)

Bob Fromm
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

Proverbs 3:5-6 Is it really safe to trust the Lord.

Proverbs 3:17 Ways of Pleasantness

Don Fortner
Proverbs 3:27-28 Withhold Not Good M W Tileston

Proverbs 3:1-6: The Trusting Heart

Proverbs 4: Wisdom And Where It Leads Pt1

Proverbs 4: Wisdom And Where It Leads Pt2

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 4:1-27 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
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!)

Proverbs 5:1-14 Commentary

Proverbs 5:15-23 Commentary

Proverbs 6:20-35 Commentary

Proverbs 7:1-27 Commentary

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

Ken Boa
Proverbs 8:11 Your Brilliance Factor - Strength for the Journey Joe Stowell
Proverbs 8:13 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 -- Integrity

Bob Fromm
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 15 Verse by Verse Commentary Bruce Hurt

Proverbs 15 – Words that Hurt and Words that Heal

Bob Fromm
Proverbs 15:13 A time to laugh
Proverbs 15:13 The Blessing of Cheerfulness
J R Miller
Proverbs 15:33 Humiliation Brings Blessing C H Spurgeon

Proverbs 15:1-5 The Power of the Tongue

Proverbs 15:6-10 The Right Way

Proverbs 15:11-15 A Cheerful Heart

Proverbs 15:20-24 Good Joy.

Proverbs 15:25-29 Wicked Troubles

Proverbs 15:30-33 Good Learning

Proverbs 16:1-5 Best Laid Plans

Proverbs 16:6-9 A Pleasing Life

Proverbs 16:16-19 Traveling Life's Highway

Proverbs 16:20-24 Sweet Talker

Proverbs 16:25-30 "Bad Breath"

Proverbs 16:31-33 The Peaceful Life

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 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 17:22 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 18:10-11 -- The Name of the Lord

Bob Fromm
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 21:13 -- The Cry of the Poor

Bob Fromm
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 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 23:26 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 28:13 Commentary Bruce Hurt
Proverbs 28:13 Confess and Live! P G Matthew

Proverbs 28:13-14 --Reverence: the Key to Happiness

Bob Fromm

Proverbs 29:1: A Bridge Too Far

Proverbs 29:18: Visionary Or Stationary?

David Legge
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

Pulpit Commentary
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
Sermons Related to Proverbs

Note: Rob Morgan's sermons have many helpful illustrations and are packed with practical applications!

Portable Wisdom - Proverbs

To Be Wise, Ask God for Wisdom - Proverbs 1:1

Proverbs 1:7, 15:1

Staying Moral in an Immoral World - Proverbs 7

Depth: Honoring God in Everyday Life - Proverbs

Diligence: Maturity Means Paying Attention to Things Large and Small

Demeanor: Maturity Means Learning the Fine Art of Refreshing Others

Discretion: Maturity Means Knowing What to Say and When to Say It

Discipline: Maturity is Mastering the Secret of Self-Control

Decisions: Maturity Means Knowing How to Choose Wisely

Dealings: Maturity Means Treating Others Well

Desires: Maturity Means Knowing What's Most Important

Difficulties: Maturity Means Immunizing Yourself Against Discouragement

Destiny: Maturity Means Always Anticipating the Future with Confidence

How Scripture Memory Can Maintain Your Mental Equilibrium

Six Habits of Highly Effective Dads

Six Promises

Eight Ways to Make Wise Decisions

Conflict Management: How to Iron Out Your Differences Without Being Burned

Righteousness Exalts a Nation - Proverbs 14:34

Seven Ways to Break Bad Habits - Proverbs 5:21-23

Aging Gracefully: Grandest People of All - Proverbs 17:6

Net Bible Notes
Book of Proverbs

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Illustrations on Proverbs 20-31

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

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Book of Proverbs
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Proverbs 1:1-19 The Proverbs of Solomon

Proverbs 1:20-23 The Complaint of Wisdom

Proverbs 2 The Promises of Wisdom

Proverbs 3:1-12 The Programme of Life

Proverbs 3:13-30 The Preciousness of Wisdom

Proverbs 4 A Parental Exhortation

Proverbs 5 The Strange Woman

Proverbs 6:6-11 A Secular Sermon on Foresight

Proverbs 6:1-5 On Suretyship

Proverbs 6:12-14 The Naughty Person

Proverbs 6:16-19 Seven Things Hateful to God

Proverbs 7 A Pitiable Picture

Proverbs 8 The Cry of Wisdom

Proverbs 8:36 The Self Destroyer

Proverbs 9 Wisdom and Folly

Proverbs 10:1-2 A Wise Son

Proverbs 10:3 A Wonderful Promise

Proverbs 10:5 Religious Forethought

Proverbs 10:7 The Memory of the Just

Proverbs 10:10 A Grim Monitor

Proverbs 10:11-32 The Righteous and the Wicked, etc

Proverbs 11:1-16 False Weights; Pride; etc

Proverbs 11:17-29 The Spirit of Cruelty, etc

Proverbs 11:24 Scattering and Withholding

Proverbs 11:30 Soul Winning

Proverbs 12:1-11 The Discipline of Knowledge, etc

Proverbs 12:12-24 The Root of the Righteous, etc

Proverbs 13:1-11 The Heedless Scorner, etc

Proverbs 13:15-24 The Way of Transgressors, etc

Proverbs 14:1-12 Women: Wise and Foolish, etc

Proverbs 14:14-34 The Backsliding Heart

Proverbs 15:1, 3, 10 A Soft Answer

Proverbs 16 The Answer of the Tongue, etc

Proverbs 16:16 Wisdom Better than Gold

Proverbs 16:18 Pride

Proverbs 16:31 The Hoary Head

Proverbs 17:7, 9, 17 Excellent Speech, etc

Proverbs 18 The Evils of Narrow-Mindedness, etc

Proverbs 19:8, 11, 18, 22, 27 Man's Chief Business, etc

Proverbs 20:3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 19, 25, 26 The Folly of Strife, etc

Proverbs 20:9 A Gospel Question

Proverbs 20:23 False Balances

Proverbs 20:24 Divine Care of Life

Proverbs 20:24 The Ways of Man

Proverbs 20:27 The Scriptural Doctrine of Conscience

Proverbs 21:4, 5, 8, 12, 15, 27 The Plowing of the Wicked, etc

Proverbs 21:10, 15 Nature and Practice

Proverbs 21:28-31 The False Witness, etc

Proverbs 22:1-11 A Good Name Better Than Riches, etc

Proverbs 22:11, 13, 16, 26-29 The Pure in Heart, etc

Proverbs 23 Self Restraint, etc

Proverbs 24:1-9 Mischievous Lips, etc

Proverbs 24:10 Strength of Character

Proverbs 24:11-20 Opportunity and Obligation, etc

Proverbs 24:21-29 Intellectual Conflict, etc

Proverbs 24:30-32 The Fool's Vineyard

Proverbs 25:1-13 Observations About Kings

Proverbs 25:16 Pleasures and Penalties

Proverbs 25:16-28 The Law Concerning Excess, etc

Proverbs 26 Observations about Fools, etc

Proverbs 27:1 Uncertainty of Tomorrow

Proverbs 27:2-22 Self Boasting, etc

Proverbs 28 The Flight of the Wicked, etc

Proverbs 29:1,2, 9, 13, 18, 23 A Stiff-necked People, etc

Proverbs 30 The Prayer of Agur

Proverbs 30:24-28 Little but Wise

Proverbs 31 The Perfect Woman

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
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 1:7-9 Do Not Forsake Your Mother's Teaching
Proverbs 4:1-13 Get Wisdom
Proverbs 10:11 The Mouth of the Righteous Is a Fountain of Life
Proverbs 11:1 The Pleasure of God in Public Justice
Proverbs 15:8 The Pleasure of God in the Prayers of the Upright
Proverbs 20:15 The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel
Proverbs 24:10-12 Rescuing Unborn Children: Required and Right
Proverbs 28:1 The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion
Proverbs 31:30 A Woman Who Fears the Lord Is to Be Praised

Other Resources Related to Proverbs 5-7

A N T H E M Strategies for Fighting Lust

Battling the Unbelief of Lust or Audio - Recommended

How Dead People do Battle with Sin

Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin

The Enthronement of Desire

Avoiding Sexual Sin, Part 1; Avoiding Sexual Sin, Part 2

Satan Uses Sexual Desire

Missions and Masturbation

Avoiding Sexual Sin

How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, Part 1 or Part 2

Online Book - Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

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.

The ABC’s of Wisdom- Building Character with Solomon – Introduction

Proverbs 1: Diary of a Wise Old Man

Proverbs 1:4 ABC’s of Wisdom- – Prudence - Street Smarts

Proverbs 1:7a The ABC’s of Wisdom- with Solomon – Fear of the Lord - Where Knowledge Begins

Proverbs 1:10 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Temptation - Just Say No (Another Message)

Proverbs 3:5-6 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Trust - Learning to Lean on the Lord

Proverbs 3:27-28 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Initiative - No More Excuses

Proverbs 4:7-9 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Wisdom - The Art of Skillful Living

Proverbs 4:18 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Progress - Walking Toward the Light

Proverbs 4:23 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Heart - Where Life Makes Up Its Mind

Proverbs 5: Purity: Staying Clean In A Dirty World

Proverbs 5:19 he ABC’s of Wisdom- – Passion -- The Flame That Keeps a Marriage Burning

Proverbs 6:6 Cooperation- Working With Others on a Common Goal

Proverbs 6:20, 30:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Parents - Treat Them with Respect

Proverbs 7:4-5 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Purity - Staying Clean in a Dirty World

Proverbs 8:32 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Obedience - The Benefits of Playing by the Rules

Proverbs 10:4 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Diligence - Staying by the Stuff

Proverbs 10:8 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Submission - How God Works Through Others

Proverbs 10:9 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Integrity - The Ultimate Virtue (Another Message)

Proverbs 10:26 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Punctuality - On Time Every Time

Proverbs 11:2 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Humility - The Way Up Is Down

Proverbs 11:17a, 14:31b, 19:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Mercy - Doing unto Others As God Has Done unto You

Proverbs 11:13 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Confidentiality - How to Say Nothing Nicely

Proverbs 11:25 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Generosity - What Size Is Your Shovel?

Proverbs 11:30 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Evangelism - He Who Wins Souls Is Wise

Proverbs 12:11 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Hard Work - The Reason We Get Out of Bed (Another Message)

Proverbs 12:20 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Peacemaking - The Mark of the Children of God

Proverbs 12:25 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Affirmation - Finding Something Good to Say

Proverbs 13:11 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Thrift - How the Poor Become Rich

Proverbs 13:24, 29:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Discipline - Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

Proverbs 14:4 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Perspective - No Milk Without Manure

Proverbs 14:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Self-Control - Learn This or Else!

Proverbs 14:30 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Envy - The Green-Eyed Monster (Another Message)

Proverbs 14:32 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Security - Hope Beyond the Grave

Proverbs 15:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Gentleness - Power Under Control

Proverbs 15:22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Counsel - God’s Gift to Fools

Proverbs 15:27 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Bribery - A Fast Train to Destruction

Proverbs 16:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Sovereignty - God Has the Last Word

Proverbs 16:3 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Success - It All Begins with God

Proverbs 16:8 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Simplicity - Learning to Live with Less

Proverbs 16:9 How Can I Discover God's Will For My Life

Proverbs 16:9 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Guidance - Higher Hands Are Leading Me

Proverbs 16:18 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Pride - The First Deadly Sin

Proverbs 16:22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Understanding - Learning from Your Mistakes

Proverbs 16:32 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Patience - The Waiting Game

Proverbs 16:32 Self-Control: The Fine Art of Keeping Your Cool

Proverbs 17:1: Contentment: A “Better” Way to Live

Proverbs 17:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Contentment - Learning to Love Lima Beans

Proverbs 17:3 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Trials - From Ashes to Gold

Proverbs 17:22 Cheerfulness- The Healing Power of a Merry Heart

Proverbs 17:24 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Discernment - When You’re in a Hole, Stop Digging

Proverbs 17:28 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Silence - A Fool’s Best Friend

Proverbs 18:8, 20:19 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Gossip - Feathers in the Wind

Proverbs 18:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Open-Mindedness - Take Time to Hear Both Sides

Proverbs 18:21 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – The Tongue - Life and Death Are in Your Mouth! (Another Message)

Proverbs 18:22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Marriage - A Gift from God

Proverbs 19:3 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Complaining - Don’t Blame God for Your Problems

Proverbs 19:11 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Forgiveness - Letting Go of the Past

Proverbs 19:11 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Tolerance - A Misunderstood Virtue

Proverbs 19:21 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Flexibility - Shifting Gears Without Changing Direction

Proverbs 19:23 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Satisfaction - Living Above Your Circumstances

Proverbs 19:24 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Sloth - An Underestimated Sin

Proverbs 20:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- - Sobriety - Knowing When to Say No

Proverbs 20:22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Waiting - Give God Time to Work

Proverbs 20:27 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Conscience - It Can Be the Voice of God

Proverbs 21:2 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Motives - It’s the Thought That Counts

Proverbs 21:21 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Righteousness - If You Want It, You Can Have It

Proverbs 22:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Character - More Precious than Gold

Proverbs 22:2 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Equality - We’re All in This Together

Proverbs 22:6 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Children - Planting Seeds for God to Harvest

Proverbs 22:7 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Borrowing - It’s Not Wrong, but It Can Be Dangerous

Proverbs 22:26-27 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Cosigning - A Really Bad Idea

Proverbs 22:29 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Excellence - Doing Your Best All the Time

Proverbs 23:17-18 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Hope - Future-Tense Living

Proverbs 24:10 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Endurance - Hanging Tough in Hard Times

Proverbs 24:11-12 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Involvement - You Can’t Pretend You Didn’t Know

Proverbs 24:21 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Patriotism - Fear the Lord and the King

Proverbs 24:26 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Honesty - The Best Defense for a Bad Memory

Proverbs 24:29 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Revenge - Let God Get Even

Proverbs 25:8, Proverbs 19:2 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Caution - Look Before You Leap

Proverbs 25:15 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Tact - Making a Point Without Making an Enemy

Proverbs 25:16 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Overindulgence - Too Much of a Good Thing

Proverbs 25:21-22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Kindness - The Ministry of Burning Coals

Proverbs 26:4-5 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Insight - A Time to Answer and a Time to Walk Away

Proverbs 27:1 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Boasting - The Loud Sound of an Empty Mind

Proverbs 27:5-6 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Rebuke - Caring Enough to Tell the Truth

Proverbs 27:8 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Restlessness - Running Away from Your Problems

Proverbs 27:14 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Courtesy - The Milk of Human Kindness

Proverbs 27:17 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Accountability - How to Reach Your Full Potential

Proverbs 27:18 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Dependability - How Old Faithful Got Its Name

Proverbs 27:23-27 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Thoroughness - Taking Care of Business

Proverbs 28:1: The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Courage - How to Face Down Your Fears (Another Message)

Proverbs 28:13 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Confession - Telling the Truth About Yourself

Proverbs 29:7 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Justice - The Real American Dream (Another Message)

Proverbs 29:22 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Anger - A Warning for Hotheads

Proverbs 29:25 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Conviction - Do Right Though the Stars Fall

Proverbs 30: 7-9 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Moderation - A Happy Middle-Class Life

Proverbs 30:24-28 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Perseverance - The Lost Art of Stick-to-it-ivity

Proverbs 31:10 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Nobility - The Legacy of a Godly Wife

Proverbs 31:2-5 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Leadership - Paying the Price to Lead the Way

Proverbs 31:30 The ABC’s of Wisdom- – Beauty - Enjoy It, But Don’t Bank On It

Proverbs, Assorted: Hard Work: The Reason We Get Out of Bed

Proverbs, Assorted: Cheerfulness: The Healing Power of a Merry Heart

Proverbs, Assorted: life: What a Beautiful Choice

Proverbs, Assorted: Discipline: Coaching Your Children to Greatness

Proverbs, Assorted: Integrity: The Ultimate Virtue

Proverbs, Assorted: Justice: The Real American Dream

Proverbs, Assorted: The Tongue: Life and Death Are In Your Mouth!

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

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

Proverbs 8

Proverbs 9

Proverbs 10

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Proverbs 23

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Proverbs 26

Proverbs 27

Proverbs 28

Proverbs 29

Proverbs 30

Proverbs 31

Robert Rayburn
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-7 Introduction to the Book of Proverbs - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 1:8-19 Introduction to the Book of Proverbs, Part 2 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 4:20-27 The Place of the Heart in Godly Living - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 5:1-19 The Romantic Sexual Life, No. 1 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 7:6-27 The Romantic Sexual Life, No. 2 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Marriage - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs Death - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs Money - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs -Speaking and Listening - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Hard Work - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Controversy - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Raising Children No. 1 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Raising Children No. 2 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Guidance No. 1 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Guidance No. 2 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Pride and Humility - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Anger - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 31:10-31 The Virtuous Woman - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs - Miscellany - Faith Presbyterian Church

Proverbs 8:1-23 Jesus Christ in Proverbs - Faith Presbyterian Church

Don Robinson
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

The Men of Proverbs- The Wise Man

The Men of Proverbs- The Simple Man

The Men of Proverbs- The Prudent Man

Men of Proverbs- Slothful Man vs. Diligent Man

Proverbs 1:1-7 Introduction to Problems

Proverbs 1:5 The Men of Proverbs

Proverbs 3:9 God's Purposes for Money

Proverbs 3:5-6 God's Unfailing Success Formula

Proverbs 10:4 Choose Productivity

Proverbs 16:25 Excuses That Will Not Do

Proverbs 18:24 Practical Christianity Series - Friends

Proverbs 20:22 Saved From What

Proverbs 23:26 God Wants Your Heart

Proverbs 25:28 Developing Self-Control

Proverbs 28:25 FAT Christians

Proverbs 29:18 Why No Ministry

Proverbs 30:8-9 The Balanced Christian Life

Proverbs 31:10-31 M & M's of Godly Motherhood

J C Ryle
Thoughts for Young Men
Makes reference to various proverbs
Recommended Reading

Reasons for Exhorting Young Men

Dangers of Young Men

General Counsels to Young Men

Special Rules for Young Men

Conclusion

The Duties of Parents

C I Scofield
Reference Notes on Proverbs

Sermon Bible Commentary
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

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Proverbs 30

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

Proverbs 1:20-31 The Need of Attending to God's Gracious Invitations
Proverbs 2:1-6 The Way of Attaining Divine Knowledge
Proverbs 2:10,11 Piety a Preservative from Evil
Proverbs 2:10-22 Benefits of True Wisdom
Proverbs 3:5,6 Confidence in God Encouraged
Proverbs 3:9,10 The Reward of Charity
Proverbs 3:17 The Pleasantness of Religion
Proverbs 3:21-24 True Religion Delineated
Proverbs 3:35 The Rewards of Wisdom and of Folly
Proverbs 4:7 The Nature and Excellence of True Wisdom
Proverbs 4:18 The Christian's Path Compared to the Light
Proverbs 4:23 Keeping the Heart
Proverbs 5:12,13 Sinner's Retrospect
Proverbs 5:22 The Captivating Power of Sin
Proverbs 6:6-10 The Sluggard Reproved
Proverbs 7:1-4 Love to the Holy Scriptures Inculcated
Proverbs 8:17 Address Preparatory to Confirmation
Proverbs 8:29-32 Wisdom's Address to Men
Proverbs 8:35-36 The Value of True Wisdom
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom's Feast
Proverbs 10:3 God's Care for the Righteous
Proverbs 10:4 Effects of Sloth and Diligence Compared
Proverbs 10:22 God's Blessing, the Greatest Riches
Proverbs 11:18 Portion of the Wicked and the Righteous Contrasted
Proverbs 11:25 Christian Liberality Encouraged
Proverbs 11:30 The Wisdom of Winning Souls
Proverbs 12:26 The Excellency of the Righteous
Proverbs 13:5 The Character and End of the Wicked
Proverbs 13:15 The Way of Transgressors Hard
Proverbs 14:9 The Folly of Making a Mock of Sin
Proverbs 14:10 Man's Experience Known to Himself Alone
Proverbs 14:12 Misconception About the Way of Salvation
Proverbs 14:13 The Vanity of Carnal Mirth
Proverbs 14:14 The Danger of Backsliding
Proverbs 14:26 The Fear of the Lord A Source of Much Good
Proverbs 15:3 The Omnipresence of God
Proverbs 15:8 The Upright Alone Acceptable to God
Proverbs 15:32 Instruction to be Obeyed
Proverbs 16:2 Man's Estimate of Himself and God's Contrasted
Proverbs 16:3 Trusting in God
Proverbs 16:23 The Benefit of Experimental Religion
Proverbs 16:25 Erroneous Views of Religion Refuted
Proverbs 16:33 God is the Disposer of All Events
Proverbs 18:10 The Name of the LORD A Strong Tower
Proverbs 18:14 A Wounded Spirit
Proverbs 19:2 Divine Knowledge Most Desirable
Proverbs 19:3 The Sinfulness of Murmuring Against God
Proverbs 20:4 The Consequence of Sloth
Proverbs 20:6 True Piety is Rare
Proverbs 20:9 No Absolute Perfection Here Below
Proverbs 21:25 Desire is Nothing Without Labour
Proverbs 23:17, 18 The Fear of God All the Day
Proverbs 23:23 Buying the Truth
Proverbs 23:26 The Duty of Giving the Heart to God
Proverbs 24:11, 12 The Folly of Vain Excuses
Proverbs 24:30-34 The Sluggard's Vineyard
Proverbs 25:21, 22 Returning Good for Evil
Proverbs 26:12 The Danger of Conceit
Proverbs 27:1 A Caution Against Depending Upon Future Time
Proverbs 27:4 Envy
Proverbs 27:19 The Hearts of Men Alike
Proverbs 28:4 The Effects of Piety and Impiety in the World
Proverbs 28:5 The Light Enjoyed by the Godly
Proverbs 28:11 Advantages of the Rich and of the Poor Compared
Proverbs 28:13 True Repentance Recommended
Proverbs 28:20 A Faithful Man Shall Abound With Blessings
Proverbs 28:26 Self-Confidence Reproved
Proverbs 29:1 Danger of Obstinacy in Sin
Proverbs 29:18 The Importance of Gospel Ministrations
Proverbs 29:25 The Fear of Man
Proverbs 30:1,2 A Saint's Views of Himself
Proverbs 30:7-9 Agur's Wish
Proverbs 30:12 The Self-Deceiver Exposed
Proverbs 31:10 Usefulness of Schools of Industry

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

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Proverbs 31

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 3:4-6

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 3:5-6

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 4:23

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 4:23

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 9:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 9:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 13:7

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 18:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 18:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 18:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 18:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 18:10

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 22:13

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 22:20

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 29:1

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 29:1

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 29:1

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 29:25

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 30:24-28

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 30:24-28

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 30:24-28

Sermon Notes for Proverbs 31:30

C2000 Series Same as Commentary below but also allows one to listen to his audio

C2000 Series on Proverbs 1-5

C2000 Series on Proverbs 6-10

C2000 Series on Proverbs 11-15

C2000 Series on Proverbs 16-20

C2000 Series on Proverbs 21-25

C2000 Series on Proverbs 26-31

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

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Proverbs 31

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

Proverbs 1

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 3

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 7

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Proverbs 31

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

Proverbs 1:33
Proverbs 3:23
Proverbs 3:24
Proverbs 3:25-26
Proverbs 3:33
Proverbs 8:17
Proverbs 10:9
Proverbs 10:24
Proverbs 10:27
Proverbs 11:25
Proverbs 11:25a
Proverbs 11:25b
Proverbs 12:19
Proverbs 13:13
Proverbs 15:8
Proverbs 15:33
Proverbs 16:7
Proverbs 16:20
Proverbs 16:33
Proverbs 18:12
Proverbs 19:17
Proverbs 20:7
Proverbs 20:22
Proverbs 23:17-18
Proverbs 24:33-34
Proverbs 27:18
Proverbs 27:23
Proverbs 28:10
Proverbs 28:13
Proverbs 28:14
Proverbs 30:8
Proverbs 30:26

C H Spurgeon
Sermon Notes
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 15:19 The Thorn Hedge

Proverbs 16:2 Things Are Not What They Seem

Proverbs 21:2. Pondering Hearts

Proverbs 23:23 To Heavenly Merchantmen

Proverbs 23:26. Wisdom's Request to Her Son

Proverbs 25:2 God's Glory In Hiding Sin

Proverbs 25:25 Good News

Proverbs 27:10 The Best Friend

Proverbs 27:18 The Honored Servant

Proverbs 29:25 Fear of Man Destroyed by Trust in God

C H Spurgeon Sermons
All of Spurgeon's Sermons
Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 4:13 The Hold Fast

Proverbs 4:23 The Great Reservoir

Proverbs 4:23 Wisdom Guards the Heart

Proverbs 4:25 Eyes Right

Proverbs 5:11 At the End of Your Life

Proverbs 5:22 Sinners Bound with Cords of Sin

Proverbs 6:20-23 An Appeal to Children of Godly Parents

Proverbs 6:22 The Talking Book

Proverbs 11:25 The Waterer Watered

Proverbs 11:26 Withholding Corn

Proverbs 11:30 The Soul Winner

Proverbs 11:30 Soul Winning

Proverbs 14:10 Man Unknown to Man

Proverbs 14:14 How a Man's Conduct Comes Home to Him

Proverbs 14:26 Godly Fear and its Goodly Consequence

Proverbs 15:11 God, the All-Seeing One

Proverbs 15:19 The Hedge of Thorns and the Plain Way

Proverbs 16:2 Unsound Spiritual Trading

Proverbs 16:20 Trust in God--True Wisdom

Proverbs 17:17 The Unrivalled Friend

Proverbs 18:10 Our Stronghold

Proverbs 18:10 Our Stronghold - Mp3 with a British accent!

Proverbs 18:12 Pride and Humility

Proverbs 18:14 The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit

Proverbs 18:24 A Faithful Friend

Proverbs 20:4 The Sluggard's Reproof

Proverbs 22:13 One Lion, Two Lions, No Lions at All

Proverbs 23:17-18 All the Day Long

Proverbs 23:19 Three Important Precepts

Proverbs 23:23 Buying the Truth

Proverbs 23:26 The Heart: A Gift from God

Proverbs 24:30-32 The Broken Fence

Proverbs 24:30-32 The Sluggard's Farm

Proverbs 25:2 God's Glory in Hiding Sin

Proverbs 25:25 Good News

Proverbs 27:1 Tomorrow

Proverbs 27:1 Cheer for Despondency

Proverbs 27:6 Faithful Wounds

Proverbs 27:7 Spiritual Appetite

Proverbs 27:8 The Wandering Bird

Proverbs 27:10 The Best Friend

Proverbs 27:18 The Way to Honor

Proverbs 27:18 The Honored Servant

Proverbs 28:13 Two Coverings and Two Consequences

Proverbs 28:14 The Right Kind of Fear

Proverbs 29:25 Two Ancient Proverbs

Proverbs 30:2 A Homily for Humble Folks

Proverbs 31:6-7 The Gospel Cordial

Ray Stedman
Book of Proverbs

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Proverbs 1 Purpose of the Book: “For Attaining Wisdom and Discipline”

Proverbs Wisdom Enables a Righteous Walk

Proverbs 3 Wisdom Is a Tree of Life

Proverbs 4 Wisdom Is a Way of Life

Proverbs 5 Wisdom Urges Faithfulness in Marriage

Proverbs 6 Applying Wisdom in Everyday Life

Proverbs 7 Portrait of a Foolish Young Adulterer

Proverbs 8 Wisdom Is from the Lord

Proverbs 9 Contrasting Invitations of Wisdom and Foolishness

Proverbs 10 The Wise in Heart Accept Commands

Proverbs 11 With Humility Comes Wisdom

Proverbs 12 The House of the Righteous Stands Firm

Proverbs 13 Walk with the Wise and Become Wise

Proverbs 14 Whoever Fears the Lord Walks Uprightly

Proverbs 15 The Path of Life Leads Upward for the Wise

Proverbs 16 The Lord Works Out Everything for His Own Ends

Proverbs 17 A Discerning Person Keeps Wisdom in View

Proverbs 18 A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother

Proverbs 19 The One Who Loves Wisdom Loves Life

Proverbs 20 Even Small Children Are Known by Their Actions

Proverbs 21 The Lord Weighs the Heart

Proverbs 22:1-16 Humility and the Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 22:17-24:34 By Wisdom a House Is Built

Proverbs 25 Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Proverbs 26 As a Door Turns on Its Hinges

Proverbs 27 Wounds from a Friend Can Be Trusted

Proverbs 28 A Driving Rain That Leaves No Crops

Proverbs 29 Wise People Keep Themselves Under Control

Proverbs 30 Every Word of God Is Flawless

Proverbs 31 Woman Who Fears the Lord

  • Proverbs 1 The Wisdom of Holy Fear
    Proverbs 1:1-19
  • Proverbs 1:10
  • Proverbs 2:1-11
  • Proverbs 2:1-11
  • Proverbs 2:6
  • Proverbs 3:11
    Proverbs 3:1-2
  • Proverbs 3:34
  • Proverbs 6:6-11
    Proverbs 7 Speaking and Faith: Wise Words and Foolish Words
  • Proverbs 15:18-23

    Proverbs 8:1-36

    Proverbs 10:4-5

    Proverbs 16:32

    Proverbs 22:6

    Proverbs 26:13-19

    Proverbs 30:7-9

    Proverbs 30:7-9

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    Book of Proverbs

    Outline & References

    Structural Outline

    References and Related Resources

    Notes on the Text

    Proverbs 1

    Proverbs: List of Major Bible Charts, Maps, & Pictures

    A Father's Wisdom - Proverbs 1:1-9:18

    Prologue: The Purpose of Studying Proverbs - Proverbs 1:1-7

    Fatherly Lessons - Proverbs 1:8-9:18

    Lesson One: Rival Paths - Proverbs 1:8-19

    Let Wisdom Entice Ye - Proverbs 1:8-9

    If Sinners Entice Ye - Proverbs 1:10-19

    First Interlude: Wisdom's Rebuke of the Gullible - Proverbs 1:20-33

    Wisdom Calls Aloud - Proverbs 1:20-21

    Wisdom Laughs Aloud - Proverbs 1:22-27

    Wisdom is Silent - Proverbs 1:28-33

    Proverbs 2

    Lesson Two: Wisdom's Morality - Proverbs 2:1-22

    Maturity in the Son - Proverbs 2:1-11

    Deliverance of the Son - Proverbs 2:12-22

    Proverbs 3

    Lesson Three: Material Benefits of Wisdom - Proverbs 3:1-12

    Persevere in Wisdom - Proverbs 3:1-2

    Persevere in Piety - Proverbs 3:3-10

    Persevere in Discipline - Proverbs 3:11-12

    Lesson Four: The Value of Wisdom - Proverbs 3:13-35

    Seek Wisdom for Its Value - Proverbs 3:13-26

    Seek Wisdom to Assist Others - Proverbs 3:27-35

    Proverbs 4

    Lesson Five: Obtain Wisdom - Proverbs 4:1-9

    Hear Proven Wisdom - Proverbs 4:1-2

    The Grandfather's Lesson - Proverbs 4:3-9

    Lesson Six: Avoid the Wrong Way - Proverbs 4:10-19

    The Way of Wisdom - Proverbs 4:10-13

    The Way of the Wicked - Proverbs 4:14-17

    The Conclusion of the Matter - Proverbs 4:18-19

    Lesson Seven: Walk in the Straight Path - Proverbs 4:20-27

    The Life and Health of Wisdom - Proverbs 4:20-22

    Devotion to the Right Path - Proverbs 4:23-27

    Proverbs 5

    Lesson Eight: The Folly of Adultery and the Wisdom of Marriage - Proverbs 5:1-23

    Warning Against Adultery - Proverbs 5:1-6

    Sexual Folly and Wisdom - Proverbs 5:7-20

    Follow or Folly - Proverbs 5:21-23

    Proverbs 6

    Lesson Nine: Three Inferior Types of People - Proverbs 6:1-19

    Surety for Another's Debt - Proverbs 6:1-5

    The Sluggard - Proverbs 6:6-11

    The Troublemaker - Proverbs 6:12-19

    Lesson Ten: The High Price of an Adulteress - Proverbs 6:20-35

    Trust and Obey for There is No Other Way - Proverbs 6:20-24

    A Price to Pay - Proverbs 6:25-35

    Proverbs 7

    Lesson Eleven: The Seductive Tactics of the Adulteress - Proverbs 7:1-27

    Pay Close Attention - Proverbs 7:1-5

    Seduction by an Adulteress - Proverbs 7:6-23

    Pay Close Attention - Proverbs 7:24-27

    Proverbs 8

    Second Interlude: Wisdom's Self-Praise to the Gullible - Proverbs 8:1-36

    Wisdom Deserves an Audience - Proverbs 8:1-11

    Wisdom in Historical and Primordial Time - Proverbs 8:12-31

    Wisdom's Invitation and Warning - Proverbs 8:32-36

    Proverbs 9

    Lesson Twelve: The Rival Banquets of Wisdom and Folly - Proverbs 9:1-18

    Woman Wisdom - Proverbs 9:1-6

    The Father's Instructions - Proverbs 9:7-12

    Woman Folly - Proverbs 9:13-18

    Proverbs 10

    Proverbs of Solomon - Proverbs 10:1-22:16

    Righteousness and Wisdom - Proverbs 10:1-15:29

    Wealth - Proverbs 10:1-5

    Effects of Speech - Proverbs 10:6-14

    Wealth and Security - Proverbs 10:15-16

    Deeds and Destinies - Proverbs 10:17-11:31

    Life - Proverbs 10:17

    Speech and Expectations - Proverbs 10:18-32

    Proverbs 11

    Security Through Honesty and Righteousness - Proverbs 11:1-8

    Words in Community - Proverbs 11:9-15

    Benevolence and Community - Proverbs 11:16-22

    Desires and Paradoxical Fulfillment - Proverbs 11:23-27

    Certain Gain or Loss - Proverbs 11:28-31

    Proverbs 12

    Speech and Deeds - Proverbs 12:1-28

    One Look at Speech and Deeds - Proverbs 12:1-14

    The Fundamental Elements - Proverbs 12:1-3

    Two Kinds of Speech - Proverbs 12:4-7

    Two Kinds of Deeds - Proverbs 12:8-12

    Conclusion - Proverbs 12:13-14

    Another Look at Speech and Deeds - Proverbs 12:15-28

    An Educational Aphorism - Proverbs 12:15-16

    Two Kinds of Speech - Proverbs 12:17-23

    Two Kinds of Deeds - Proverbs 12:24-27

    Conclusion - Proverbs 12:28

    Proverbs 13

    Good Teaching and Ethical Living - Proverbs 13:1-25

    Heed Your Father's Instruction - Proverbs 13:1

    Speech - Proverbs 13:2-6

    Wealth and Ethics - Proverbs 13:7-11

    Longings Satisfied - Proverbs 13:12-19

    Eternal Destinies - Proverbs 13:20-25

    Proverbs 14

    Living in Wisdom - Proverbs 14:1-32

    Walking in Wisdom - Proverbs 14:1-7

    Not Living by Appearances - Proverbs 14:8-15

    Contrasting Behaviors and Consequences - Proverbs 14:16-32

    Upholding Righteousness With a Gentle Tongue - Proverbs 14:33-15:4

    Proverbs 15

    The Importance of Instruction - Proverbs 15:5-19

    The Consequences of Accepting or Rejecting Instruction - Proverbs 15:5-12

    The Triumph of the Heart Over Circumstances - Proverbs 15:13-19

    The Consequences of Righteousness and Wickedness - Proverbs 15:20-29

    Wisdom and Ruling - Proverbs 15:30-22:16

    The Relationship Between the People, the Lord, and the King - Proverbs 15:30-16:15

    An Introduction - Proverbs 15:30-33

    Proverbs 16

    The Lord's Sovereign Rule - Proverbs 16:1-8

    The King's Rule - Proverbs 16:10-15

    Wise and Foolish Speech - Proverbs 16:16-30

    Security in Wisdom - Proverbs 16:16-19

    Winsome Speech - Proverbs 16:20-24

    Destructive Speech - Proverbs 16:25-30

    Old Age Through Righteousness - Proverbs 16:31-17:6

    Proverbs 17

    Fools - Proverbs 17:7-28

    Proverbs 18

    Foolish and Wise Speech - Proverbs 18:1-21

    Speech of Fools - Proverbs 18:1-11

    Speech of the Wise - Proverbs 18:12-21

    Wealth and Wisdom in the Court and in the Home - Proverbs 18:22-19:22

    Wealth and Friends - Proverbs 18:22-19:7

    Proverbs 19

    Wisdom, Wealth, and Friends in Court and at Home - Proverbs 19:8-15

    Wisdom and Instruction - Proverbs 19:16-22

    Kings and Fools - Proverbs 19:23-20:11

    Catalog of Fools - Proverbs 19:23-20:1

    Proverbs 20

    Cleansing the Realm of Fools - Proverbs 20:2-11

    Speech and Commerce - Proverbs 20:12-19

    Trusting the Lord - Proverbs 20:20-28

    Doing Righteousness and Justice - Proverbs 20:29-21:31

    Incorrigible Young People - Proverbs 20:29-21:2

    Proverbs 21

    The Righteous Over the Wicked - Proverbs 21:3-29

    Behavior - Proverbs 21:3

    Defeat for the Wicked - Proverbs 21:4-8

    The Righteous Triumph Over the Wicked - Proverbs 21:9-18

    Endurance and Death - Proverbs 21:19-29

    Conclusion - Proverbs 21:30-31

    Proverbs 22

    Wealth and Moral Instruction - Proverbs 22:1-16

    The Lord's Sovereignty Over Wealth - Proverbs 22:1-9

    Moral Instruction About Wealth - Proverbs 22:10-16

    Anonymous Sayings - Proverbs 22:17-24:34

    Thirty Sayings of the Wise - Proverbs 22:17-24:22

    Prologue - Proverbs 22:17-21

    A Decalogue of Sayings - Proverbs 22:22-23:11

    Proverbs23

    An Obedient Son - Proverbs 23:12-24:2

    Proverbs 24

    Wisdom, Strategy, and Strength - Proverbs 24:3-12

    Prohibitions Against Involvement With the Wicked - Proverbs 24:13-22

    Further Sayings of the Wise - Proverbs 24:23-34

    Proverbs 25

    Hezekiah's Collection of Solomon's Proverbs - Proverbs 25:1-29:27

    God, and the King, the Righteous, and Wicked - Proverbs 25:1-27

    Authorship - Proverbs 25:1

    God and the King - Proverbs 25:2-3

    The Righteous and Wicked - Proverbs 25:4-5

    Etiquette in the Royal Court - Proverbs 25:6-15

    Conflict Outside and Inside the Court - Proverbs 25:16-27

    Seven Moral Inferiors - Proverbs 25:28-26:28

    Proverbs 27

    Friends and Friendship - Proverbs 27:1-22

    Sustaining Blessings for the Future - Proverbs 27:23-27

    Proverbs 28

    God, and Kings, Instruction, and Righteousness - Proverbs 28:1-29:27

    Proverbs 30

    Oracle of Agur - Proverbs 30:1-33

    Proverbs 31

    The Sayings of Lemuel - Proverbs 31:1-31

    Superscription - Proverbs 31:1

    The Noble King - Proverbs 31:2-9

    The Noble Wife - Proverbs 31:10-31

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    Bruce Waltke
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    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

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    Proverbs1: Father Knows Best
    Proverbs 2-3: The Heart of Wisdom
    Proverbs 5: Love, Marriage, and Ecstasy
    Proverbs 7: Remarkable Discovery! Sexual Sin Destroys Life!
    Proverbs 8: He Who Finds Me Finds Life
    Proverbs 30: Diary of a Wise Old Man
    Proverbs 31: Mother Knows Best

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    Proverbs 1:1-7, 8:1-36 The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning

    Proverbs, Assorted: Friends & Companions

    Proverbs 5:1-14, 7:1-27 Resisting Seduction

    Proverbs 5:15-23, 31:10-11,28-31 Husbands & Wives

    Proverbs, Assorted: Work & Wealth

    Proverbs, Assorted: The Power of Words

    Proverbs, Assorted: A Commitment to Justice

    Proverbs, Assorted: Ants, Leeches, Lions, and Roosters

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