Proverbs Topical Index

Scriptures quoted are a mixture of NAS77 and KJV. Most of the compilation is the result of a number of other lists (especially Pondering the Proverbs by Donald Hunt). See another interesting list in Holman Study Bible - Open "Proverbs" and in the Introduction scroll down to the nice "Proverbs Topical Chart" 


ABHOR (See "Hate")

ABOMINATION (See also "Hate")

Prov 3:32 For the crooked [man] is an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.

Prov 6:16 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Prov 6:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,

Prov 6:18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

Prov 6:19 A false witness [who] utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Prov 8:7 “For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Prov 11:1 A False balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Prov 11:20 The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in [their] walk are His delight.

Prov 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Prov 13:19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Prov 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Prov 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart [has] a continual feast.

Prov 15:26 Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Prov 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Prov 16:12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Prov 17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Prov 20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

Prov 20:23 Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

Prov 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Prov 24:9 The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Prov 26:24 He who hates disguises [it] with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.

Prov 26:25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.

Prov 28:9 He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Prov 29:27 An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

Adultery—Pr 5:1-4; 6:20-35; 29:3

ANGER, WRATH

"Riches profit not in the day of wrath" (Proverbs 11:4).

"The expectation of the wicked is wrath" (Proverbs 11:23).

"A fool's vexation is presently known" (Proverbs 12:16).

"He that is slow to anger is of great understanding" (Proverbs 14:29).

"The king's… wrath will be against him that causeth shame" (Proverbs 14:35).

"A soft answer turneth away wrath (Proverbs 15:1).

"Grievous words stirreth up anger" (Proverbs 15:1).

"A wrathful man stirreth up contention" (Proverbs 15:18).

"He that is slow to anger appeaseth strife" (Proverbs 15:18).

"The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it" (Proverbs 16:14).

"He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty" (Proverbs 16:32).

"The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger" (Proverbs 19:11).

"The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion" (Proverbs 19:12).

"A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver him, thou must do it yet again" (Proverbs 19:19).

"The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life" (Proverbs 20:2).

"A gift in secret pacifieth anger; And a present in the bosom, strong wrath" (Proverbs 21:14).

Do not associate with a man [given] to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, (Proverbs 22:24)

"He that soweth iniquity… the rod of his wrath shall fail" (Proverbs 22:8).

"A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both" (Proverbs 27:3).

"Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming" (Proverbs 27:4).

"Wise men turn away wrath" (Proverbs 29:8).

"If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest" (Proverbs 29:9).

An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression. (Proverbs 29:22)

"The forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife" (Proverbs 30:33).

BLESSED

Prov 3:33 The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

Prov 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Prov 10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Prov 10:7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

Prov 10:22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

Prov 11:11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

Prov 11:24 There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but [it results] only in want.

Prov 11:26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells [it.]

Prov 20:21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning, Will not be blessed in the end.

Prov 22:9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Prov 24:25 But to those who rebuke the [wicked] will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

Prov 27:14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.

Prov 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Prov 30:11 There is a kind of [man] who curses his father, And does not bless his mother.

BODY (Our) - Pr 3:6-8; 5:3-6; 6:10-11; 6:12-14; 6:16-19; 6:20-26; 7:1-3; 12:13-15; 14:30; 15:30; 20:27; 25:19; 31:12-13

BONES

Prov 12:4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames [him] is as rottenness in his bones.

Prov 14:30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Prov 15:30 Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

Prov 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Prov 25:15 By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.

BRIBES, GIFTS

"He that hateth bribes shall live" (Proverbs 15:27).

"A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth" (Proverbs 17:8).

A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers. (Proverbs 17:8)

"A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice" (Proverbs 17:23).

A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16)

A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath. (Proverbs 21:14)

To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. (Proverbs 28:21)

"He that exacteth gifts overthroweth it" (Proverbs 29:4).

Borrowing

Prov 6:1 My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger, 2 [If] you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth, 3 Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor. 4 Do not give sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids; 5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from [the hunter’s] hand, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Prov 20:16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

Prov 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower [becomes] the lender’s slave.

Prov 22:26 Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become sureties for debts.

Prov 22:27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?

Chastening (discipline, reproof)

Prov 3:11 My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD, Or loathe His reproof,

Prov 3:12 For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father, the son in whom he delights.

Prov 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Prov 22:5 Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.

Prov 25:12 [Like] an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

CHEERFUL (See "Joy")

CHILDREN (See "Parent-Child")

COMMANDMENTS IN "PROVERBS"

"Hear the instruction of thy father" (Proverbs 1:8).

"Refrain thy foot from their path" (Proverbs 1:15).

"Turn you at my reproof" (Proverbs 1:23).

"Let thy heart keep my commandments" (Proverbs 3:1).

"Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart" (Proverbs 3:3).

"Trust in Jehovah with all they heart" (Proverbs 3:5).

"In all thy ways acknowledge him" (Proverbs 3:6).

"Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7).

"Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase" (Proverbs 3:9).

"Keep sound wisdom and discretion" (Proverbs 3:21).

"Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father" (Proverbs 4:1).

"Attend to know understanding" (Proverbs 4:1).

"Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments" (Proverbs 4:4).

"Get wisdom, get understanding" (Proverbs 4:5).

"Love her" (Proverbs 4:6).

"Exalt her" (Proverbs 4:8).

"Hear, 0 my son, and receive my sayings" (Proverbs 4:10).

"Take fast hold of instruction… Keep her" (Proverbs 4:13).

"Avoid it… Turn from it, and pass on" (Proverbs 4:15).

"My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings… Keep them in the midst of thy heart" (Proverbs 4:20,21).

"Keep thy heart with all diligence" (Proverbs 4:23).

"Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee" (Proverbs 4:24).

"Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee" (Proverbs 4:25).

"Remove thy foot from evil" (Proverbs 4:27).

"My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding" (Proverbs 5:1).

"My sons, hearken unto me" (Proverbs 5:7).

"Remove thy way far from her" (Proverbs 5:8).

"Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well" (Proverbs 5:15).

"Let them be for thyself alone" (Proverbs 5:17).

"Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth" (Proverbs 5:18).

"Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times" (Proverbs 5:19).

"Deliver thyself… as a roe from the hand of the hunter" (Proverbs 6:3,5).

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise" (Proverbs 6:6).

"Keep the commandment of thy father… Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck" (Proverbs 6:20,21).

"My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments" (Proverbs 7:1,2).

"Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister" (Proverbs 7:4).

"Call understanding thy kinswoman" (Proverbs 7:4).

"My sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth" (Proverbs 7:24).

"Understand prudence… be of an understanding heart" (Proverbs 8:5).

"Receive my instruction and knowledge rather than choice gold" (Proverbs 8:10).

"My sons, hearken unto me..,Hear instruction, and be wise" (Proverbs 8:32,33).

"Leave off, ye simple ones… Walk in the way of understanding" (Proverbs 9:6).

"Reprove a wise man" (Proverbs 9:8).

"Give instruction to a wise man… Teach a righteous man" (Proverbs 9:9).

"Walk with wise men" (Proverbs 13:20).

"Commit thy works unto. Jehovah" (Proverbs 16:3).

"Leave off contention, before there is quarrelling" (Proverbs 17:14).

"Chasten thy son" (Proverbs 19:18).

"Hear counsel, and receive instruction" (Proverbs 19:20).

"Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge" (Proverbs 19:25).

"Cease, my son, to hear instruction Only to err from words of knowledge" (Proverbs 19:27).

"Open thine eyes" (Proverbs 20:13).

"Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for foreigners" (Proverbs 20:16).

"By wise guidance make thou war" (Proverbs 20:18).

"Train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6).

"Cast out the scoffer" (Proverbs 22:10).

"Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge" (Proverbs 20:17).

"When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite" (Proverbs 23:1,2).

"Cease from thine own wisdom" (Proverbs 23:4).

"Apply thy heart unto instruction, And thine ears to the words of knowledge" (Proverbs 23:12).

"Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way" (Proverbs 23:19).

"Hearken unto thy father that begat thee" (Proverbs 23:22).

"Buy the truth" (Proverbs 23:23).

"Let thy father and thy mother be glad, And let her that bare thee rejoice" (Proverbs 23:25).

"My son, give me thy heart; And let thine eyes delight in my ways" (Proverbs 23:26).

"Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back" (Proverbs 24:11).

"Eat thou honey… And the droppings of the honeycomb" (Proverbs 24:13).

"Fear Jehovah and the king" (Proverbs 24:21).

"Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the

field; And afterwards build thy house" (Proverbs 24:27).

"Take away the dross from the silver… Take away the wicked from before the king" (Proverbs 25:4,5).

"Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself" (Proverbs 25:9).

"Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house" (Proverbs 25:17).

"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink" (Proverbs 25:21).

"Answer a fool according to his folly" (Proverbs 26:5).

"Let another praise thee" (Proverbs 27:2).

"My son, be wise, and make my heart glad" (Proverbs 27:11).

"Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for a foreign woman" (Proverbs 27:13).

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds" (Proverbs 27:23).

"Correct thy son" (Proverbs 29:17).

"If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth" (Proverbs 30:32).

"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter of soul" (Proverbs 31:6).

"Open thy mouth for the dumb… judge righteously" (Proverbs 31:8,9).

"Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates" (Proverbs 31:31),

"If sinners entice thee, Consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood… walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path" (Proverbs 1:10,11,15).

"Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise: But the companion of fools shall smart for it" (Proverbs 13:20).

"Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways" (Proverbs 22:24,25).

"Company not with them that are given to change" (Proverbs 24:21).

"He that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father" (Proverbs 28:7).

"He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough" (Proverbs 28:19).

"He that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance" (Proverbs 29:3).

"Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul" (Proverbs 29:24).

CONCEAL, COVER, HIDE

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. (Proverbs 10:6)

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. (Proverbs 10:11)

"Love covereth all transgressions" (Proverbs 10:12).

"He that hideth hatred is of lying lips" (Proverbs 10:18).

"He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter" (Proverbs 11:13).

"A prudent man concealeth shame" (Proverbs 12:16).

"A prudent man concealeth knowledge" (Proverbs 12:23).

"He that covereth a transgression seeketh love" (Proverbs 17:9).

"A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself" (Proverbs 22:3).

"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing" (Proverbs 25:2).

"Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly" (Proverbs 26:26).

"A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself" (Proverbs 27:12).

"When the wicked rise, men hide themselves" (Proverbs 28:12).

"He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper" (Proverbs 28:13).

"He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse" (Proverbs 28:27).

"When the wicked rise, men hide themselves" (Proverbs 28:28).

CONCEIT (See "Pride")

CORRECTION, REBUKE, REPROVE

"Turn you at my reproof" (Proverbs 1:23).

"Ye… would none of my reproof" (Proverbs 1:25).

"They despised all my reproof" (Proverbs 1:30).

"Despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof" (Proverbs 3:11).

"My heart despised reproof" (Proverbs 5:12).

"Reproofs of instruction are the way of life" (Proverbs 6:23).

"… as one in fetters to the correction of the fool" (Proverbs 7:22).

"He that correcteth a scoffer getteth, to himself reviling" (Proverbs 9:7).

"He that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot" (Proverbs 9:7).

"Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee" (Proverbs 9:8).

"Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee" (Proverbs 9:8).

"He is in the way of life that heedeth correction" (Proverbs 10:17).

"He that forsaketh reproof erreth" (Proverbs 10:17).

"Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge" (Proverbs 12:1).

"He that hateth reproof is brutish" (Proverbs 12:1).

"A scoffer heareth not rebuke" (Proverbs 13:1).

"Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction" (Proverbs 13:18).

"He that regardeth reproof shall be honored" (Proverbs 13:18).

"A fool despiseth his father's, correction" (Proverbs 15:5).

"He that regardeth reproof getteth prudence" (Proverbs 15:5).

"There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way" (Proverbs 15:10).

"He that hateth reproof shall die" (Proverbs 15:10).

"A scoffer loveth not to be reproved" (Proverbs 15:12).

"The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life shall abide among the wise" (Proverbs 15:31).

"He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul" (Proverbs 15:32).

"He that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding" (Proverbs 15:32).

"A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool" (Proverbs 17:10).

"Reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge" (Proverbs 19:25).

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:15).

"Withhold not correction from the child" (Proverbs 23:13).

"To them that rebuke him shall be delight, And a good blessing shall come upon them" (Proverbs 24:25).

"As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear" (Proverbs 25:12).

"Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden" (Proverbs 27:5).

"He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue" (Proverbs 28:23).

"The rod and reproof give wisdom" (Proverbs 29:15).

"Add thou not unto his words, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar" (Proverbs 30:6).

COUNSEL

"That the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels" (Proverbs 1:5).

"Ye have set at nought all my counsel" (Proverbs 1:25).

"They would none of my counsel" (Proverbs 1:30).

"Counsel is mine" (Proverbs 8:14).

"In the multitude of counselors there is safety" (Proverbs 11;14).

"The counsels of the wicked are deceit" (Proverbs 12:5).

"He hearkeneth unto counsel" (Proverbs 12:15).

"To the counsellors of peace is joy" (Proverbs 12:20).

"Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed" (Proverbs 15:22).

"In the multitude of counselors they are established" (Proverbs 15:22).

"Hear counsel… That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end" (Proverbs 19:20).

"The counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand" (Proverbs 19:21).

"Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out" (Proverbs 20:5).

"Every purpose is established by counsel" (Proverbs 20:18).

"There is no… counsel against Jehovah" (Proverbs 21:30).

"Have not I written unto thee excellent things of counsels?" (Proverbs 22:20).

"In the multitude of counselors there is safety" (Proverbs 24:6).

"Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a

man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel" (Proverbs 27:9).

COVER (See "conceal")

DEATH and SHEOL

Prov 5:5 Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of Sheol.

Prov 7:27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.

Prov 8:36 “But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.”

Prov 9:18 But he does not know that the dead are there, [That] her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Prov 11:17 The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.

Prov 14:32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.

Prov 15:11 Sheol and Abaddon [lie open] before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!

Prov 15:24 The path of life [leads] upward for the wise, That he may keep away from Sheol below.

Prov 23:14 You shall beat him with the rod, And deliver his soul from Sheol.

Prov 30:16 Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, “Enough.”

DECEIT

"The counsels of the wicked are deceit" (Proverbs 12:5).

"He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit" (Proverbs 12:17).

"Be not desirious of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food" (Proverbs 23:3).

"Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee" (Proverbs 23:7) .

"So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?" (Proverbs 26:19).

"He layeth up deceit within him" (Proverbs 26:24).

"When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart" (Proverbs 26:25).

"Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly" (Proverbs 26:26).

"A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded" (Proverbs 26:28).

"A flattering mouth worketh ruin" (Proverbs 26:28).

See also - Deceit, fraud, treacherous, falsehood, lie - See Pr 3:32; 6:16-19; 8:7; 11:1; 11:20; 12:22; 13:19; 15:8, 15:9; 15:26; 16:5; 16:12; 17:15; 20:10; 20:23; 21:27; 24:9; 26:24-25; 28:9; 29:27

DELIGHT, FAVOR, PLEASE

"How long… will… scoffers delight them in scoffing?" (Proverbs 1:22).

"Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil" (Proverbs 2:14).

"Whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth, Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth" (Proverbs 3:12).

"I was daily his delight" (Proverbs 8:30).

"A just weight is his delight" (Proverbs 11:1).

"Such as are perfect in their way are his delight" (Proverbs 11:20).

"He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor" (Proverbs 11:27).

"A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 12:2).

"A man shall be commended according to his wisdom" (Proverbs 12:8).

"They that deal truly are his delight" (Proverbs 12:22).

"Good understanding giveth favor" (Proverbs 13:15).

"Among the upright there is good will" (Proverbs 14:9).

"The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely" (Proverbs 14:35).

"The prayer of the upright is his delight" (Proverbs 15:8).

"Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right" (Proverbs 16:13).

"His favor is as a cloud of the latter rain" (Proverbs 16:15).

"A fool hath no delight in understanding" (Proverbs 18:2).

"Whoso findeth a wife… obtaineth favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 18:22).

"Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man" (Proverbs 19:6).

"His favor is as dew upon the grass" (Proverbs 19:12).

"His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes" (Proverbs 21:10).

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver 'and gold" (Proverbs 22:1).

"To them that rebuke him shall be delight" (Proverbs 24:25).

"Correct thy son, and… he will give delight unto thy soul" (Proverbs 29:17).

"Many seek the ruler's favor" (Proverbs 29:26).

"Grace is deceitful" (Proverbs 31:30).

DELIVER

"To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things" (Proverbs 2:12).

"To deliver thee from the strange women" (Proverbs 2:16).

"Deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor" (Proverbs 6:3).

"Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter" (Proverbs 6:5).

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 10:2). "

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 11:4).

"The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 11:6).

"The righteous is delivered out of trouble" (Proverbs 11:8).

"Through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered" (Proverbs 11:9).

"The seed of the righteous shall be delivered" (Proverbs 11:21).

"The mouth of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6).

"A true witness delivereth souls" (Proverbs 14:25).

"A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver him, thou must do it yet again" (Proverbs 19:19).

"Thou shalt beat him with the rod, And shalt deliver his soul from Sheol" (Proverbs 23:14).

"Deliver them that are carried away unto death" (Proverbs 24:11).

"Whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered" (Proverbs 28:26).

DILIGENCE, DILIGENT

"Keep thy heart with all diligence" (Proverbs 4:23).

"Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I 1,-ve found thee" (Proverbs 7:15).

"The hand Jf the diligent maketh rich" (Proverbs 10:4).

"He that gathereth in summer is a wise son" (Proverbs 10:5).

"The labor of the righteous tendeth to life" (Proverbs 10:16).

"He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor" (Proverbs 11:27).

"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule" (Proverbs 12:24).

"The precious substance of men is to the diligent" (Proverbs 12:27).

"The soul of the diligent shall be made fat" (Proverbs 13:4).

"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness" (Proverbs 21:5).

"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men" (Proverbs 22:29).

"When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee" (Proverbs 23:1).

"Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds" (Proverbs 27:23).

DIRECT QUOTATIONS

'Because some of these are lengthy, the references are given where they may be found rather than their statements: Proverbs 1:10; 1:11; 1:12-14; 1:22-33; 2:28; 4:4; 4:5; 5:12-14; 6:10;7:14-20; 8:4-10; 8:14-36; 9:4-6; 9:16; 9:17; 20:9; 20:14; 22:13; 26:13; 26:18,19; 28:24; 30:2-4; 30:7-9; 30:18,19; 30:20; 31:2-7.

DISCIPLINE (See also Chastening)

Prov 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,

Prov 1:3 To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;

Prov 5:23 He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

Prov 10:17 He is [on] the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who forsakes reproof goes astray.

Prov 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Prov 13:18 Poverty and shame [will come] to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

Prov 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Prov 19:18 Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.

Prov 23:13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you beat him with the rod, he will not die.

Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Prov 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

DISHONESTY IN BUSINESS

"A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 11:1). "Diverse weights, and diverse measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 20:10).

"It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer; But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth" (Proverbs 20:14).

"Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah; And a false balance is not good" (Proverbs 20:23)

DRINKING and DRUNKENNESS—Pr 20:1; 21:17, Pr 23:1-3, Pr 23:20-21, 23:29-35; 31:4-7

EATING (See "Gluttony")

ENEMIES—Pr 16:7; 24:17; 25:21; 27:6

ENVY, ENVIOUS

"Envy thou not the man of violence" (Proverbs 3:31).

"Envy is the rottenness of the bones" (Proverbs 14:30).

"Let not thy heart envy sinners" (Proverbs 23:17).

"Be not thou envious against evil men" (Proverbs 24:1).

"Neither be thou envious at the wicked" (Proverbs 24:19).

EVIL (See "Wicked")

EYE

Prov 4:25 Let your eyes look directly ahead, And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.

Prov 6:4 Do not give sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;

Prov 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.

Prov 16:30 He who winks his eyes [does so] to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

Prov 17:24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Prov 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Prov 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Prov 22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Prov 23:5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For [wealth] certainly makes itself wings, Like an eagle that flies [toward] the heavens.

Prov 23:26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.

Prov 28:27 He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Prov 29:13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

FACE

Prov 7:13 So she seizes him and kisses him, And with a brazen face she says to him:

Prov 10:26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

Prov 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

Prov 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Prov 20:13 Do not love sleep, lest you become poor; Open your eyes, [and] you will be satisfied with food.

Prov 21:29 A wicked man shows a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.

Prov 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Prov 24:23 These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Prov 27:19 As in water face [reflects] face, So the heart of man [reflects] man.

Prov 27:20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

Prov 30:11 There is a kind of [man] who curses his father, And does not bless his mother.

Prov 30:12 There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Prov 30:13 There is a kind–oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised [in arrogance.]

Prov 30:14 There is a kind of [man] whose teeth are [like] swords, And his jaw teeth [like] knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth, And the needy from among men.

FAMILY LIFE—Pr 5:15-19; 6:20; 13:1; 14:1; 22:6; 23:24-25; 29:15; 31:10-31

FATHERS (See "Parent-Child")

FAVOR (See "Delight")

FEAR

"The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7).

"I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as a storm" (Proverbs 1:26,27).

"They… did not choose the fear of Jehovah" (Proverbs 1:29).

"Whoso hearkeneth unto me… shall be quiet without fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:33).

"Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah" (Proverbs 2:5).

"Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7).

"Be not afraid of sudden fear" (Proverbs 3:25).

"The fear of Jehovah is to hate to evil" (Proverbs 8:13).

"The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10).

"The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him" (Proverbs 10:24).

"The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days" (Proverbs 10:27).

"He that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded" (Proverbs 13:13).

"He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah" (Proverbs 14:2).

"In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence" (Proverbs 14:26).

"The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death" (Proverbs 14:27).

"Better is a little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith" (Proverbs 15:16).

"The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom" (Proverbs 15:33).

"By the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:6).

"The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life;. And he that bath it shall

abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil" (Proverbs 19:23).

"The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion" (Proverbs 20:2).

"The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honor, and life" (Proverbs 22:4).

"Be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day long" (Proverbs 23:17).

"Fear thou Jehovah and the king" (Proverbs 24:21).

"Happy is the man that feareth alway" (Proverbs 28:14).

The fear of man bringeth a snare" (Proverbs 29:25).

"A woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised" (Proverbs 31:30).

FOOD

Prov 10:3 The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will thrust [aside] the craving of the wicked.

Prov 12:11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues vain [things] lacks sense.

Prov 23:20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, [Or] with gluttonous eaters of meat;

Prov 23:21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe [a man] with rags.

Prov 25:16 Have you found honey? Eat [only] what you need, Lest you have it in excess and vomit it.

Prov 30:8 Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

FOOLS, FOOLISH, FOOLISHNESS, FOLLY

"The foolish despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7).

"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity… And fools hate knowledge?" (Proverbs 1:22).

"The careless ease of fools shall destroy them" (Proverbs 1:32).

"Shame shall be the promotion of fools" (Proverbs 3:35).

"… as one in fetters to the correction of the fool" (Proverbs 7:22).

"O… ye fools, be of an understanding heart" (Proverbs 8:5).

"The foolish woman is clamorous" (Proverbs 9:13).

"A foolish son is the heaviness of his mother" (Proverbs 10:1).

"A prating fool shall fall" (Proverbs 10:8).

`A prating fool shall fall" (Proverbs 10:10).

"The mouth of the foolish is a present destruction" (Proverbs 10:14).

"He that uttereth a slander is a fool" (Proverbs 10:18).

"The foolish die for lack of understanding" (Proverbs 10:21).

"It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness" (Proverbs 10:23).

"The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart" (Proverbs 11:29).

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes" (Proverbs 12:15).

"A fool's vexation is presently known" (Proverbs 12:16).

"The heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness" (Proverbs 12:23).

"A fool flaunteth his folly" (Proverbs 13:16).

"It is an abomination to fools to depart from evil" (Proverbs 13:19).

"The companion of fools shall smart for it" (Proverbs 13:20).

"The foolish plucketth it down with her own hands" (Proverbs 14:1).

"In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride" (Proverbs 14:3).

"Go into the presence of an foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive in him the lips of knowledge" (Proverbs 14:7).

"The folly of fools is deceit" (Proverbs 14:8).

"A trespass-offering mocketh fools" (Proverbs 14:9).

"The fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident" (Proverbs 14:16).

"He that is soon angry will deal foolishly" (Proverbs 14:17).

"The folly of fools is only folly" (Proverbs 14:24).

"He that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly" (Proverbs 14:29).

"That which is in the inward part of fools is made known" (Proverbs 14:33).

"The mouth of fools poureth out folly" (Proverbs 15:2).

"A fool despiseth his father's correction" (Proverbs 15:5).

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so" (Proverbs 15:7).

"The mouth of fools feedeth on folly" (Proverbs 15:14).

"A foolish man despiseth his mother" (Proverbs 15:20).

"Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom" (Proverbs 15:21).

"The correction of fools is their folly" (Proverbs 16:22).

"Excellent speech becometh not a fool" (Proverbs 17:7).

"Rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool" (Proverbs 17:10).

"Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly" (Proverbs 17:12).

"Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?" (Proverbs 17:16).

"He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow" (Proverbs 17:21).

"The father of a fool hath no joy" (Proverbs 17:21).

"The eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth" (Proverbs 17:24).

"A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that

bare him" (Proverbs 17:25).

"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent" (Proverbs 17:28).

"A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself" (Proverbs 18:2).

"A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes" (Proverbs 18:6).

"A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul" (Proverbs 18:7).

"He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him" (Proverbs 18:13).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool" (Proverbs 19:1),

"The foolishness of man subverteth his way" (Proverbs 19:3).

"Delicate living is not seemly for a fool" (Proverbs 19:10).

"A foolish son is the calamity of his father" (Proverbs 19:13).

"Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools" (Proverbs 19;29).

"Every fool will be quarrelling" (Proverbs 20:3).

"There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up" (Proverbs 21:20).

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:16).

"Speak not in the hearing of a fool; For he will despise the wisdom of thy words" (Proverbs 23:9).

"Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate" (Proverbs 24:7) .

"The thought of foolishness is sin" (Proverbs 24:9).

"Honor is not seemly for a fool" (Proverbs 26:1).

"A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools" (Proverbs 26:3).

"Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Proverbs 26:4,5).

"The legs of the lame hang loose; So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:7).

"As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:9).

"As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool" (Proverbs 26:8).

"As an archer that woundeth all, So is he that hireth a fool" (Proverbs 26:10).

"As a dog that returneth to his vomit, So is a fool that repeateth his folly" (Proverbs 26:11).

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him" (Proverbs 26:12).

"A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both" (Proverbs 27:3).

"Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him" (Proverbs 27:22).

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool" (Proverbs 28:26).

"If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest" (Proverbs 29:9).

"A fool uttereth all his anger" (Proverbs 29:11).

"Seest thou a man, that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him" (Proverbs 29:20)

"The earth doth tremble… for… a fool when he is filled with food" (Proverbs 30:21,22).

"If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself… Lay thy hand upon thy mouth" 30:32).

FOOT - Pr 1:15-16; 3:6; 3:23-26; 4:11; 4:14-19; 4:26-27; 5:5; 5:21; 6:28-29b; 7:11; 16:9; 20:24; 26:6; 29:5

FRIENDSHIP

"The rich hath many friends" '14:20).

"A whisperer separateth chief friends" (Proverbs 16:28).

"He that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends" (Proverbs 17:9).

"A friend loveth at all times" (Proverbs 17:17).

"He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction" (Proverbs 18:24).

"Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend" (Proverbs 19:4).

"Every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts" (Proverbs 19:6).

"All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him!" (Proverbs 19:7).

"He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend" (Proverbs 22:11).

"Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger" (Proverbs 22:24).

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend" (Proverbs 27:6).

"Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel" (Proverbs 27:9).

"Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not" (Proverbs 27:10).

"He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him" (Proverbs 27:14).

"Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:17).

GIFTS (See "Bribes")

GOSSIP

Prov 16:28 A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Prov 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Prov 25:20 [Like] one who takes off a garment on a cold day, [or like] vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.

GLUTTONY, EATING

"When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food" (Proverbs 23:1-3).

"Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties: For as he thinketh within himself, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hest eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words" (Proverbs 23:6-8).

"My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste" (Proverbs 24:13).

"Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it" (Proverbs 25:16).

"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink" (Proverbs 25:21).

"It is not good to eat much honey" (Proverbs 25:27).

"Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 27:18).

GRANDCHILDREN

Prov 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Prov 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

HAPPY (See "Joy")

HAND

Prov 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

Prov 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Prov 21:25 The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;

Prov 31:13 She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight.

Prov 31:16 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

Prov 31:19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.

Prov 31:20 She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

Prov 31:31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

HATE, ABHOR, ABOMINATION

"The foolish despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7).

"How long… will… fools hate knowledge?" (Proverbs 1:22).

"They hated knowledge" (Proverbs 1:29).

"They despised all my reproof" (Proverbs 1:30).

"Despise not thou the chastening of Jehovah" (Proverbs 3:11).

"The perverse is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 3:32).

"How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof" (Proverbs 5:12).

"There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren" (Proverbs 6:16-19).

"Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry" (Proverbs 6:30).

"Wickedness is an abomination to my lips" (Proverbs 8:7).

"The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil" (Proverbs 8:13).

"Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate" (Proverbs 8:13).

"All they that hate me love death" (Proverbs 8:36).

"Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee" (Proverbs 9:8).

"A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 11:1).

"He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom" (Proverbs 11:12).

"He that hateth suretyship is secure" (Proverbs 11:15).

"They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 11:20).

"He that hateth reproof is brutish" (Proverbs 12:1).

"He that is of a perverse heart shall be despised" (Proverbs 12:8).

"Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread" (Proverbs 12:9).

"Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 12:22).

"A righteous man hateth lying" (Proverbs 13:5).

"A wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame" (Proverbs 13:5).

"It is an abomination to fools to depart from evil" (Proverbs 13:19).

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son" (Proverbs 13:24).

"He that is perverse in his ways despiseth him" (Proverbs 14:2).

"A man of wicked devices is hated" (Proverbs 14:17).

"The poor is hated even of his own neighbor" (Proverbs 14:20).

"He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth" (Proverbs 14:21).

"A fool despiseth his father's correction" (Proverbs 15:5).

"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:8).

"The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:9).

"He that hateth reproof shall die" (Proverbs 15:10).

"A foolish man despiseth his mother" (Proverbs 15:20).

"Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:26).

"He that hateth bribes shall live" (Proverbs 15:27).

"He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul" (Proverbs 15:32).

"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 16:5).

"It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness" (Proverbs 16:12).

"All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him!" (Proverbs 19:7).

"Diverse weights, and diverse measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 20:10).

"Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 20:23).

"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!" (Proverbs 21:27).

"He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein" (Proverbs 22:14).

"A fool… will despise the wisdom of thy words" (Proverbs 23:9).

"Despise not thy mother when she is old" (Proverbs 23:22).

"The scoffer is an abomination to men" (Proverbs 24:9).

"He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him" (Proverbs 24:24).

"Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, Lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee" (Proverbs 25:17).

"He that hateth dissembleth with his lips" (Proverbs 26:24).

"When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart" (Proverbs 26:25),

"A lying tongue hateth those whom it bath wounded" (Proverbs 26:28).

"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination" (Proverbs 28;9).

"The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect" (Proverbs 29:10),

"Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul" (Proverbs 29:24).

"An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous" (Proverbs 29:27),

"He that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked" (Proverbs 29:27),

"The eye that… despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out" (Proverbs 30;17).

HEART

"Apply thy heart to understanding" (Proverbs 2:2),

"Wisdom shall enter into thy heart, And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul" (Proverbs 2:10).

"Let thy heart keep my commandments" (Proverbs 3:1).

"Write them upon the tablet of thy heart" (Proverbs 3:3).

"Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart" (Proverbs 3:5).

"Let thy heart retain my words" (Proverbs 4:4).

"Keep them in the midst of thy heart" (Proverbs 4:21).

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23).

"How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof" (Proverbs 5:12).

"In whose heart is perverseness" (Proverbs 6:14).

"A heart that deviseth wicked purposes" (Proverbs 6:18).

"Bind them continually upon thy heart" (Proverbs 6:21).

"Lust not after her beauty in thy heart" (Proverbs 6:25).

"Write them upon the tablet of thy heart" (Proverbs 7:3).

"Wily of heart" (Proverbs 7:10).

"Let not thy heart decline to her ways" (Proverbs 7:25).

"Ye fools, be of an understanding heart" (Proverbs 8:5).

"The wise in heart will receive commandments" (Proverbs 10:8).

"The heart of the wicked is little worth" (Proverbs 10:20).

"They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 11:20).

"The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart" (Proverbs 11:39).

"He that is of a perverse heart shall be despised" (Proverbs 12:8).

"Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil" (Proverbs 12:20).

"The heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness" (Proverbs 12:23).

"Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop" (Proverbs 12:25).

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick" (Proverbs 13:12).

"The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy" (Proverbs 14:10).

"Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful" (Proverbs 14:13).

"A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh" (Proverbs 14:30).

"Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding" (Proverbs 14:33).

"The heart of the foolish doeth not so" (Proverbs 15:7).

"Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah; How much more then the hearts of the children of anent" (Proverbs 15:11).

"A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken" (Proverbs 15:13).

"The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge" (Proverbs 15:14).

"He that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast" (Proverbs 15:15).

"The heart of the righteous studieth to answer" (Proverbs 15:28).

"The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart" (Proverbs 15:30).

"The plans of the heart belong to man" (Proverbs 16:1).

"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 16:5)..

"A man's heart deviseth his way" (Proverbs 16:9).

"The wise in heart shall be called prudent" (Proverbs 16:21).

"The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips" (Proverbs 16:23).

"Jehovah trieth the hearts" (Proverbs 17:3).

"He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good" (Proverbs 17:20).

"A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22).

"A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself" (Proverbs 18:2).

"Before destruction the heart of man is haughty" (Proverbs 18:12).

"The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge" (Proverbs 18:15).

"His heart fretteth against Jehovah" (Proverbs 19:3).

"There are many devices in a man's heart" (Proverbs 19:21).

"Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water" (Proverbs 20:5).

"Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?" (Proverbs 20:9).

"The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will" (Proverbs 21:1).

"Jehovah weigheth the heart" (Proverbs 21:2).

"A proud heart… is sin" (Proverbs 21:4).

"How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!" (Proverbs 21:27).

"He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend" (Proverbs 22:11).

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child" (Proverbs 22:15),

"Apply thy heart unto my knowledge" (Proverbs 22:17).

"As he thinketh within himself, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).

"Apply thy heart unto instruction" (Proverbs 23:12).

"My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad-My heart will rejoice" (Proverbs 23:15,16).

"Let not thy heart envy sinners" (Proverbs 23:17).

"Guide thy heart in the way" (Proverbs 23:19).

"My son, give me thy heart" (Proverbs 23;26).

"Thy heart shall utter perverse things" (Proverbs 23:33),

"Their heart studieth oppressif n" (Proverbs 24:2).

"Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it?" (Proverbs 24:12).

"Let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown" (Proverbs 24:17).

"The heart of kings is unsearchable" (Proverbs 25:3).

"So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart" (Proverbs 25:20).

"Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross" (Proverbs 26:23).

"There are seven abominations in his heart" (Proverbs 26:25).

"Oil and perfume rejoice the heart" (Proverbs 27:9).

"My son, be wise, and make my heart glad" (Proverbs 27:11).

"As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man" (Proverbs 27:19).

"He that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief" (Proverbs 28:14).

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool" (Proverbs 28:26).

"The heart of her husband trusteth in her" (Proverbs 31:11).

HIDE (See "Conceal")

HONOR

"Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase" (Proverbs 3:9).

"In her left hand are riches and honor" (Proverbs 3:16).

The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor. (Proverbs 3:35)

"She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her" (Proverbs 4:8).

"Lest thou give thine honor unto others" (Proverbs 5:9).

"Riches and honor are with me" (Proverbs 8:18).

"The memory of the righteous is blessed" (Proverbs 10:7).

"A gracious woman obtaineth honor" (Proverbs 11:16).

"In the multitude of people is the king's glory" (Proverbs 14:28).

"Before honor goeth humility" (Proverbs 15:33).

"Before honor goeth humility" (Proverbs 18:12).

"It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife (Proverbs 20:3).

"He that followeth after righteousness and kindness findeth… honor" (Proverbs 21:21).

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and Loving favor rather than silver and gold" (Proverbs 22:1).

"The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is… honor" (Proverbs 22:4).

"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; But the glory of kings is to search out a matter" (Proverbs 25:2).

"Honor is not seemly for a fool" (Proverbs 26:1).

"As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool" (Proverbs 26:8).

"He that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor" (Proverbs 29:23).

"Strength and dignity are her clothing" (Proverbs 31:25).

JEHOVAH

The following passages use "Jehovah": Proverbs 1:7; 1:29; 2:6-8;3:5,Pr 3:7;3:9;3:11,12; 3:19,20; 3:26; 3:32; 3:33,34; 5:21; 6:16-19; 8:13; 8:22;8:35; 9:10; 10:3; 10:27; 10:29; 11:1; 11:20; 12:72; 12:22; 14:26,27; 15:3; 15:9; 15:11; 15:16; 15:25; 15:26; 15:29; 15:33; 16:1; 16:2; 16:3; 16:4; 16:5; 16:6; 16:7; 16:9; 16:11; 16:20; 16:33; 17:3; 17:15; 18:10; 18:22; 19:17; 19:21; 19:23; 20:10; 20:12; 20:22; 20:23; 20:24; 20:27; 21:1; 21:2; 21:3; 21:30; 22:2; 22:12; 22:14; 22:19; 22:22,23; 23:17; 24:17,18; 24:21; 25:21,22; 28:5; 28:25; 29:13; 29:25; 30:8,9; 31:30.

JOY, HAPPY, REJOICE, CHEERFUL

"Who rejoice to do evil" (Proverbs 2:14).

"Happy is every one that retaineth her" (Proverbs 3:18).

"Rejoice in the wife of thy youth" (Proverbs 5:18).

"I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him, Rejoicing in his habitable earth" (Proverbs 8:30,31)

"When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth" (Proverbs 11:10).

"To the counsellors of peace is joy" (Proverbs 12:20).

"The light of the righteous rejoiceth" (Proverbs 13:9).

"A stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy" (Proverbs 14:10).

"He that hath pity on the poor, happy is he" (Proverbs 14:21).

"A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance" (Proverbs 15:13),

"Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom" (Proverbs 15:21).

"A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth" (Proverbs 15:23).

"The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart" (Proverbs 15:30),

"Whoso trusteth in Jehovah, Happy is he" (Proverbs 16:20).

"The father of a fool hath no joy" (Proverbs 17:21).

"It is joy to the righteous to do justice" (Proverbs 21:15).

"My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad, even mine: Yea, my heart will rejoice, When thy lips speak right things" (Proverbs 23:15,16).

"Thy father of the righteous will greatly rejoice" (Proverbs 23:24).

"Let thy father and thy mother be glad" (Proverbs 23:25).

"Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, And let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown" (Proverbs 24:17).

"Oil and perfume rejoice the heart" (Proverbs 27:9).

"Happy is the man that feareth alway" (Proverbs 28:14).

"When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice" (Proverbs 29:2).

"Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father" (Proverbs 29:3).

"The righteous doth sing and rejoice" (Proverbs 29:6).

"He that keepeth the law, happy is he" (Proverbs 29:18).

"She laugheth at the time to come" (Proverbs 31:25).

INTEGRITY (see UPRIGHT)

KINDNESS

"That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness" (Proverbs 19:22).

"Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness" (Proverbs 20:6).

"Kindness and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upholden by kindness" (Proverbs 20:28).

"The law of kindness is on her tongue" (Proverbs 31:26).

KING, RULER

"The proverbs of Solomon… king of Israel" (Proverbs 1:1).

"By me kings reign, And princes decree justice. By me princes rule, And nobles, even all the judges of the earth" (Proverbs 8:15,16).

"A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment" (Proverbs 16:10)

"It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness" (Proverbs 16:12).

"Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right" (Proverbs 16:13).

"The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it" (Proverbs 16:14).

"In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain" (Proverbs 16:15).

"The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life" (Proverbs 20:2).

"A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes" (Proverbs 20:8)

"A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the threshing-wheel over them" (Proverbs 26).

"Kindness and truth perserve the king; And his throne is upholden by kindness" (Proverbs 20:28)

"He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend" (Proverbs 22:11).

"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men" (Proverbs 22:29). "Fear thou Jehovah and the king" (Proverbs 24:21).

"These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out" (Proverbs 25:1).

"The glory of kings is to search out a matter" (Proverbs 25:2).

"As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable" (Proverbs 25:3).

"Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness" (Proverbs 25:5).

"Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king… For better is it that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, Than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince" (Proverbs 25:6,7).

"By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded" (Proverbs 25:15).

"For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof" (Proverbs 28:2).

"As a roaring lion, and a raging bear, So is a wicked ruler over a poor people" (Proverbs 28:15).

"The prince that lacketh understanding is a great oppressor" (Proverbs 28:16).

"When a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh" (Proverbs 29:2).

"The king by justice establisheth the land" (Proverbs 29:4).

"If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked" (Proverbs 291.2).

"The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever" (Proverbs 29:14).

"Many seek the ruler's favor" (Proverbs 29:26).

"The locusts have no king" (Proverbs 30:27).

"The lizard taketh hold with her hands, Yet is she in kings' palaces" (Proverbs 30:28).

"There are three things which are stately in their march-and the king against whom there is no rising up" (Proverbs 30:31).

"The words of king Lemuel" (Proverbs 31:1).

"Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings" (Proverbs 31:3).

"It is not for kings to drink wine" (Proverbs 31:4).

KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING

"To discern the words of understanding" (Proverbs 1:2).

"To give… to the young man knowledge and discretion" (Proverbs 1:4).

"… that the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels" (Proverbs 1:5).

"To understand a proverb, and a figure" (Proverbs 1:6).

"The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7).

"So as to… apply thy heart to understanding" (Proverbs 2:2).

"If thou… lift up thy voice for understanding; If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for his treasures: Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:3-5).

"Out of this mouth cometh knowledge and understanding" (Proverbs 2:6).

"Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice" (Proverbs 2:9).

"So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man" (Proverbs 3:4).

"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).

"Happy is… the man that getteth understanding" (Proverbs 3:13),

"Attend to know understanding" (Proverbs 4:1)..

"Walk in the way of understanding" (Proverbs 9:6).

"So is wisdom to a man of understanding" (Proverbs 10:23).

"Through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered" (Proverbs 11:9),

"A man of understanding holdeth his peace" (Proverbs 11:12).

"Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge" (Proverbs 21:1

"Good understanding giveth favor" (Proverbs 13:15).

"Knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding" (Proverbs 14:6).

"He that is slow to anger is of great understanding" (Proverbs 14:29).

"The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge" (Proverbs 15:14)

"A man of understanding maketh straight his going" (Proverbs 15:21).

"Wisdom is before the face of him that bath understanding" (Proverbs 17:24).

"He that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding" (Proverbs 17:27).

"That the soul be without knowledge is not good" (Proverbs 19:2).

"He that keepeth understanding shall find good" (Proverbs 19:8).

"Reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge" (Proverbs 19:25).

"A man of understanding will draw it out" (Proverbs 20:5).

"The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel" (Proverbs 20:15).

"Apply… thine ears to the words of knowledge" (Proverbs 23:12).

"Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches" (Proverbs 24:3,4).

"By men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged" (Proverbs 28:2).

"Evil men understand not justice" (Proverbs 28:5).

"They that seek Jehovah understand all things" (Proverbs 28:5).

"The poor that hath understanding searcheth him out" (Proverbs 28:11).

"The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor" (Proverbs 28:16).

LAW, COMMANDMENT

"Forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 1:8-9).

"Let thy heart keep my commandments" (Proverbs 3:1-2).

"Forsake ye not my law" (Proverbs 4:2).

"Keep the commandment of thy father" (Proverbs 6:20-24).

"Forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 6:20).

"The commandment is a lamp; and the law is light" (Proverbs 6:23).

"Lair up my commandments with thee" (Proverbs 7:1).

"Keep my commandments… And my law as the apple of thine eye" (Proverbs 7:2).

"When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment… " (Proverbs 8:29).

"The wise in heart will receive commandments" (Proverbs 10:8).

"He that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded" (Proverbs 13:13).

"The law of the wise is a fountain of life" (Proverbs 13:14).

"He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul" (Proverbs 19:16).

"They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them" (Proverbs 28:4).

"Who'so keepeth the law is a wise son" (Proverbs 28:7).

"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination" (Proverbs 28:9).

"He that keepeth the law, happy is he" (Proverbs 29:18).

"Lest they drink, and forget the law"! (Proverbs 31:5).

"The law of kindness is on her tongue" (Proverbs 31:26).

LAZINESS, SLOTHFULNESS, SLUGGARD

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, 0 sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?" (Proverbs 6:6-9).

"The slothful shall be put under taskwork" (Proverbs 12:24).

"The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting" (Proverbs 12:27).

"The soul of the sluggard aesireth, and hath nothing" (Proverbs 13:4).

"The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns" (Proverbs 15:19).

"He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer" (Proverbs 18:9).

"Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty" (Proverbs 20:13).

"The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor" (Proverbs 21:25).

"The sluggard saith, There is a lion without; I shall be slain in the streets" (Proverbs 22:13).

"The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; A lion is in the streets" (Proverbs 26:13).

"As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed" (Proverbs 26:14).

"The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish; It wearieth him to his mouth" (Proverbs 26:15).

"The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason" (Proverbs 26:16).

LOVE

Prov 1:22 “How long, O naive ones, will you love simplicity? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?

Prov 4:6 “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

Prov 5:19 [As] a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.

Prov 7:18 “Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.

Prov 8:17 “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Prov 8:20 “I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice,

Prov 8:21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.

Prov 9:8 Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you, Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Prov 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves him who pursues righteousness.

Prov 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Prov 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Prov 17:19 He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Prov 19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Prov 21:17 He who loves pleasure [will become] a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Prov 27:5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

Prov 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

LYING, FALSEHOOD -

Falsehood and lying

Proverbs 6:16-19; 10:18; 11:18; 12:17; 12:19; 13:5; 14:5; 17:4; 17:7; 19:5; 19:9; 20:17; 21:6; 25:14; 25:18; 26:28; 29:12

Lying

Prov 19:22 What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And [it is] better to be a poor man than a liar.

Prov 21:28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens [to the truth] will speak forever.

Prov 23:3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Prov 24:28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.

Prov 26:24 He who hates disguises [it] with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.

MERCY - Proverbs 3:3-4; 11:17; 14:22; 14:34; 16:6; 18:10; 19:22; 20:6; 20:28; 21:21; 31:26

MOTHERS (See "Parent-Child")

MOUTH, TONGUE, LIPS (See also Speech) - Pr 4:24; 6:1-3; 7:21; 8:6-9; Pr 8:13b; 10:6; 10:11; 10:13-14; Pr 10:18-21; 10:31-32; 11:9; 11:12-13; 12:13; 12:14; 12:17-19; 12:22; 12:25; 13:2; 13:3; 14:3; Pr 14:7; 14:23; 15:1-2; 15:4; 15:7; 15:14; 15:23; 15:26; 15:28; 16:1; 16:10; 16:13; 16:21; 16:23-24; Pr 16:27; 16:28; 17:4; 17:7; 17:20; Pr 17:27; 17:28; 18:4; 18:6-8; 18:13; 18:17; 18:20-21; 19:1; 19:9; Pr 19:28; 20:15; 20:17; 20:19; 20:25; 21:6; 21:23; 21:28; 22:11-12; 22:14; 22:18; 23:9; 23:16; 24:2; Pr 24:7; 24:26; 24:28-29; 25:9-10; 25:11-15; 25:18; 25:23; 26:7; 26:9; 26:20-28; 27:2; 29:20; 30:10; Pr 30:32; 31:8-9; 31:26

NAME, REPUTATION - Proverbs 18:10; 22:1; 30:7-9

NEIGHBOR

"Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give thee" (Proverbs 3:28).

"Devise not evil against thy neighbor, Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee" (Proverbs 3:29).

"So is he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished" (Proverbs 6:29).

"With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neightibr" (Proverbs 11:9).

"He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom" (Proverbs 11:12).

"The righteous is a guide to his neighbor; But the way of the wicked causeth them to err" (Proverbs 12:26).

"The poor is hated even of his own neighbor" (Proverbs 14:20).

"He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth" (Proverbs 14:21).

"A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good" (Proverbs 16:29).

"He that pleadeth his cause first seemeth just; But his neighbor cometh and searcheth him out" (Proverbs 18:17).

"The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes" (Proverbs 21:10).

"Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause" (Proverbs 24:28).

"Go not forth hastily to strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself, And disclose not the secret of another" (Proverbs 25:8,9).

"Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, Lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee" (Proverbs 25:17).

"A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow" (Proverbs 25:18).

"As a madman who casteth firebrands, Arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?" (Proverbs 26:18,19).

"Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off" (Proverbs 27:10).

"A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps" (Proverbs 29:5).

NET (See "Snares")

OBEDIENCE

"Keep my commandments, and live" (Proverbs 4:4).

"Keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 6:20).

"Keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments… And my law as the apple of thine eye" (Proverbs 7:1,2).

"Blessed are they that keep my ways" (Proverbs 8:32).

"Hearken unto thy father" (Proverbs 23:22).

"As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear" (Proverbs 25:12).

"They that forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them" (Proverbs 28:4).

"Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son" (Proverbs 28:7).

"He that keepeth the law, happy is he" (Proverbs 29:18).

OPPRESS, OPPRESSION, STEAL, THIEF

"If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit; We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thou shalt cast thy lot among us; We will all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood" (Proverbs 1:11-16).

"Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways" (Proverbs 3:31).

"Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry" (Proverbs 6:30).

"He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker" (Proverbs 14:31). "He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain… shall come only to want" (Proverbs 22:16).

"Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil of life those that despoil them" (Proverbs 22:22).

"A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food" (Proverbs 28:3).

"The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor" (Proverbs 28:16).

"Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer" (Proverbs 28:24).

"… lest I be poor, and steal" (Proverbs 30:9).

PARENT-CHILD, SON, CHILDREN, FATHERS, MOTHERS

"The proverbs of Solomon the son of David" (Proverbs 1:1).

"My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 1:8).

"My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not" (Proverbs 1:10).

"My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path" (Proverbs 1:15).

"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee… Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:1-5).

"My son, forget not my law; But let thy heart keep my commandments" (Proverbs 3:1).

"My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof" (Proverbs 3:11).

"Whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth, Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth" (Proverbs 3:12).

"My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion" (Proverbs 3:21).

"Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding" (Proverbs 4:1).

"I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live… " (Proverbs 4:3-9).

"Hear, 0 my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many" (Proverbs 4:10).

"My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart" (Proverbs 4:20,21).

"My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding" (Proverbs 5:1).

"My sons, hearken unto me, And depart not from the words of my mouth" (Proverbs 5:7).

"Why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?" (Proverbs 5:20).

"My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger; Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth… Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go humble thyself and importune thy neighbor" (Proverbs 6:1-3).

"My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck" (Proverbs 6:20,21).

"My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart" (Proverbs 7:1-3).

"My sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth" (Proverbs 7:24).

"A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother" (Proverbs 10:1).

"He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame" (Proverbs 10:5).

"A wise son heareth his father's instruction" (Proverbs 13:1).

"A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children" (Proverbs 13:22).

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Proverbs 13:24),

"A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother" (Proverbs 15:20).

"A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame' (Proverbs 17:2).

"Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers" (Proverbs 17:6).

"He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; And the father of a fool hath no joy" (Proverbs 17:21).

"A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him" (Proverbs 17:25).

"A foolish son is the calamity of his father" (Proverbs 19:13).

"House and riches are an inheritance from fathers" (Proverbs 19:14).

"Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction" (Proverbs 19:18).

"He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach" (Proverbs 19:26).

"Cease, my son, to hear instruction Only to err from the words of knowledge" (Proverbs 19:27).

"Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right" (Proverbs 20:11).

"Who curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness" (Proverbs 20:20).

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod -of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:15).

"Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set" (Proverbs 22:28).

"Withhold not correction from the child; For if thou beat him with the rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, And shalt deliver his soul from Sheol" (Proverbs 23:13,14).

"My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad, even mine: Yea, my heart will rejoice, When thy lips speak right things" (Proverbs 23:15,16).

"Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way" (Proverbs 23:19).

"Hearken unto thy father that beget thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old" (Proverbs 23:22).

"The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him. Let thy father and thy mother be glad, And let her that bare thee rejoice" (Proverbs 23:24,25).

"My son, give me thy heart; And let thine eyes delight in my ways" (Proverbs 23:26).

"My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste" (Proverbs 24:13).

"My son, be wise, and Make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me" (Proverbs 27:11).

"Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father" (Proverbs 28:7).

"Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer" (Proverbs 28:24).

"Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father" (Proverbs 29:3).

"The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother" (Proverbs 29:15).

"Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul" (Proverbs 29:17).

"He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last" (Proverbs 29:21).

"The words of Agur the son of Jakeh" (Proverbs 30:1).

"There is a generation that curse their father, And bless not their mother" (Proverbs 30:11).

"The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it" (Proverbs 30:17).

"The words of King Leuel; the oracle which his mother taught him" (Proverbs 31:1).

"What, rhy son? and what, 0 son of my womb? And what, 0 son of my, vows?" (Proverbs 31:2).

"She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet" (Proverbs 31:21).

"She looketh well to the ways of her household" (Proverbs 31:27).

"Her children rise up, and call her blessed" (Proverbs 31:28).

PEACE -

Prov 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Prov 3:2 For length of days and years of life, And peace they will add to you.

Prov 3:17 Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace.

Prov 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Prov 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

PLEASE (See "Delight")

POOR

"He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand" (Proverbs 10:4). "The destruction of the poor is their poverty" (Proverbs 10:15).

"There, is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth" (Proverbs 13:7).

"The poor heareth no threatening" (Proverbs 13:8).

"Much food is in the tillage of the poor" (Proverbs 13:23).

"The poor is hated even of his own neighbor" (Proverbs 14:20).

"He that hath pity on the poor, happy is he" (Proverbs 14:21).

"He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he

that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him" (Proverbs 14:31).

"Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker" (Proverbs 17:5).

"The poor useth entreaties" (Proverbs 18:23).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool" (Proverbs 19:1).

"The poor is separated from his friend" (Proverbs 19:4).

"All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him!" (Proverbs 19:7).

"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again" (Proverbs 19:17).

"A poor man is better than a liar" (Proverbs 19:22).

"Every one that is hasty hasteth only to want" (Proverbs 21:5).

"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard" (Proverbs 21:13).

"He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man" (Proverbs 21:17).

"The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker ofthem all" (Proverbs 22:2).

"The rich ruleth over the poor" (Proverbs 22:7).

"He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor" (Proverbs 22:9).

"He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain… shall Come only to want" (Proverbs 22:16).

"Rob not the poor, because he is poor" (Proverbs 22:22).

"A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food" (Proverbs 28:3).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich" (Proverbs 28:6).

"He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor" (Proverbs 28:8).

"The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that bath understanding searcheth him out" (Proverbs 28:11).

"As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, So is a wicked ruler over a poor people" (Proverbs 28:15).

"He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse" (Proverbs 28:27).

"The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it" (Proverbs 29:7).

"The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both" (Proverbs 29:13).

"The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever" (Proverbs 29:14).

"… lest I be poor, and steal" (Proverbs 30:9).

"There is a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men" (Proverbs 30:14).

"Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31:9).

"She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy" (Proverbs 31:20).

PRAISE

"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips (Proverbs 27:2).

"The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by his praise" (Proverbs 27:21)

"They that forsake the law praise the wicked" (Proverbs 28:4).

"Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her" (Proverbs 31:28).

"A woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised" (Proverbs 31:30).

"Let her works praise her in the gates" (Proverbs 31:31).

PRIDE

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, (Proverbs 6:17)

When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)

Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5)

Pride [goes] before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. (Proverbs 16:18)

aughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin. (Proverbs 21:4)

PROHIBITIONS (All the prohibitions in Proverbs)

"Forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 1:8).

"If sinners entice thee, Consent thou not" (Proverbs 1:10).

"Walk not thou in the way with them" (Proverbs 1:15).

"My son, forget not my law" (Proverbs 3:1).

"Let not kindness and truth forsake thee" (Proverbs 3:3).

"Lean not upon thine own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).

"Be not wise in thine own eyes" (Proverbs 3:7).

"Despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof" (Proverbs 3:11).

"My son, let them not depart from thine eyes" (Proverbs 3:21).

"Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh" (Proverbs 3:25).

"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee" (Proverbs 3:27,28).

"Devise not evil against thy neighbor" (Proverbs 3:29).

"Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm" (Proverbs 3:30).

"Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways" (Proverbs 3:31).

"Forsake ye not my law" (Proverbs 4:2).

"Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth" (Proverbs 4:5).

"Forsake her not" (Proverbs 4:6),

"Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil man… Pass not by it" (Proverbs 4:14,15).

"Let them not depart from thine eyes" (Proverbs 4:21).

"Turn not to the right hand nor to the left" (Proverbs 4:27).

"Depart not from the words of my mouth" (Proverbs 5:7).

"Come not nigh the door of her house" (Proverbs 5:8).

"Let them be for thyself alone, And not for strangers with thee" (Proverbs 5:17).

"Give not sleep to thine eyes; Nor slumber to thine eyelids" (Proverbs 6:4).

"Forsake not the law of thy mother" (Proverbs 6:20).

"Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids" (Proverbs 6:25).

"Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths" (Proverbs 7:25).

"Refuse it not" (Proverbs 8:33).

"Reprove not a scoffer" (Proverbs 9:8).

"Love not sleep" (Proverbs 20:13).

"Company not with him that openeth wide his lips" (Proverbs 20:19).

"Say not thou, I will recompense evil" (Proverbs 20:22).

"Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate" (Proverbs 22:22).

"Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go" (Proverbs 22:24).

"Be thou not one of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts" (Proverbs 22:26).

"Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set" (Proverbs 22:28).

"Be not desirous of his dainties" (Proverbs 23:3).

"Weary not thyself to be rich" (Proverbs 23:4).

"Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties" (Proverbs 23:6).

"Speak not in the hearing of a fool" (Proverbs 23:9).

"Remove not the ancient landmark; And enter not into the fields of the fatherless" (Proverbs 23:10).

"Withhold not correction from the child" (Proverbs 23:13).

"Let not thy heart envy sinners" (Proverbs 23:17).

"Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh" (Proverbs 23:20).

"Despise not thy mother when she is old" (Proverbs 23:22).

"Buy the truth, and sell it not" (Proverbs 23:23).

"Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly" (Proverbs 23:31).

"Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them" (Proverbs 24:1).

"Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; Destroy not his resting-place" (Proverbs 24:15).

"Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, And let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown" (Proverbs 24:17).

"Fret not thyself because of evil-doers; Neither be thou envious at the wicked" (Proverbs 24:19).

"Company not with them that are given to change" (Proverbs 24:21). "Be not a witness aginst thy neighbor without cause; And deceive not with thy lips" (Proverbs 24:28).

"Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render to the man according to his work" (Proverbs 24:29).

"Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, And stand not in the place of great men" (Proverbs 25:6).

"Go not forth hastily to, strive, Lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame" (Proverbs 25:8).

"Disclose not the secret of another" (Proverbs 25:9).

"Answer not a fool according to his folly" (Proverbs 26:4).

"When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart" (Proverbs 26:25).

"Boast not thyself of tomorrow" (Proverbs 27:1).

"Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not" (Proverbs 27:10). "Go not to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off" (Proverbs 27:10). "Add thou not unto his words" (Proverbs 30:6).

"Slander not a servant unto his master" (Proverbs 30:10).

"Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings" (Proverbs 31:3).

PUNISHMENT

"Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, And would none of my reproof: I also will laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you. Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me" (Proverbs 1:24-28).

"Her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead; None that go unto her return again, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life" (Proverbs 2:18,19).

"The wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it" (Proverbs 2:22).

"The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked" (Proverbs 3:33).

"Shame shall be the promotion of fools" (Proverbs 3:35).

"The way of the wicked is as darkness; They know not at what they stumble" (Proverbs 4:19).

"In the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword" (Proverbs 5:4).

"Remove thy way far from her, And come not nigh the door of her house; Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel; Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors be in the house of an alien, And thou mourn, at thy latter end, When thy flesh and thy body are consumed" (Proverbs 5:8-11).

"He shall die for lack of instruction" (Proverbs 5:23).

"Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy" (Proverbs 6:15).

"On account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread" (Proverbs 6:26).

"He that committeth adultery… would destroy his own soul. Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away" (Proverbs 6:32,33).

"Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death" (Proverbs 7:27).

"He that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: All they that hate me love death" (Proverbs 8:36).

"He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:3).

"A prating fool shall fall" (Proverbs 10:8).

"A prating fool shall fall" (Proverbs 10:10).

"The mouth of the foolish is a present destruction" (Proverbs 10:14).

"When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more" (Proverbs 10:25).

"The years of the wicked shall be shortened" (Proverbs 10:27).

"The way of Jehovah… is a destruction to the workers of iniquity" (Proverbs 10:29).

"The wicked shall not dwell in the land" (Proverbs 10:30).

"The perverse tongue shall be cut off" (Proverbs 10:31).

"When pride cometh, then cometh shame" (Proverbs 11:2).

"The perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them" (Proverbs 11:3).

"Riches profit not in the day of wrath" (Proverbs 11:4).

"The wicked shall fall by his own wickedness" (Proverbs 11:5).

"The treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity" (Proverbs 11:6).

"He that is cruel troubleth his own flesh" (Proverbs 11:17).

"He that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death" (Proverbs 11:19).

"He that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him" (Proverbs 11:27).

"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall" (Proverbs 11:28).

"The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth; How much more the wicked and the sinner!" (Proverbs 11:31).

"A man of wicked devices will he condemn" (Proverbs 12:2).

"The wicked are overthrown, and are not" (Proverbs 12:7).

"He that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction" (Proverbs 13:3).

"Wickedness overtlaroweth the sinner" (Proverbs 13:6).

"Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself" (Proverbs 13:13).

"The way of the transgressor is hard" (Proverbs 13:15).

"The companion of fools shall smart for it" (Proverbs 13:20).

"The belly of the wicked shall want" (Proverbs 13:25).

"The house of the wicked shall be overthrown" (Proverbs 14:11).

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end

thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12).

"The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing" (Proverbs 14:32).

"Jehovah will root up the house of the proud" (Proverbs 15:25).

"Jehovah is far from the wicked" (Proverbs 15:29).

"Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 16:25).

"He that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished" (Proverbs 17:5).

"He that raiseth high his gate seeketh desctuction" (Proverbs 17:19).

"A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul" (Proverbs 18:7).

"Before destruction the heart of man is haughty" (Proverbs 18:12).

"He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction" (Proverbs 18:24).

"A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish" (Proverbs 19:9).

"He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life" (Proverbs 20:2).

"He shall beg in harvest, and have nothing" (Proverbs 20:4).

"Afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel" (Proverbs 20:17).

"Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness" (Proverbs 20:20).

"An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; But the end thereof shall not be blessed" (Proverbs 20:21).

"The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death" (Proverbs 21:6).

"The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away" (Proverbs 21:7).

"The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin" (Proverbs 21:12).

"To do justice… is a destruction to the workers of iniquity" (Proverbs 21:15).

"The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead" (Proverbs 21:16).

"A false witness shall perish" (Proverbs 21:28).

"Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse" (Proverbs 22:5).

"He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity" (Proverbs 22:8).

"He overthroweth the words of the treacherous man" (Proverbs 22:12).

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:15).

"He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, And he that giveth to the rich, shall come only to want" (Proverbs 22:16).

"Jehovah will… despoil of life those that despoil them" (Proverbs 22:23).

"Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who bath contentions? Who hath complaining? who bath wounds without cause? Who bath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine" (Proverbs 23:29,30).

"There shall be no reward to the evil man: The lamp of the wicked shall be put out" (Proverbs 24:20).

"Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein" (Proverbs 26:27).

"Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit" (Proverbs 28:10).

"He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper" (Proverbs 28:13).

"He that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief" (Proverbs 28:14).

"A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit" (Proverbs 28:17).

"He that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once" (Proverbs 28:18).

"He that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse" (Proverbs 28:27).

"He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall

suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1).

"He that exacteth gifts overthroweth it" (Proverbs 29:4).

"Scoffers set a city in a flame" (Proverbs 29:8).

"The righteous shall look upon their fall" (Proverbs 29:16).

PURE, CLEAN - Proverbs 16:2; 20:9; 20:11; 21:8, 15:26; 20:9; 22:11; 30:12

QUESTIONS

"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?" (Proverbs 1:22).

"Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?" (Proverbs 5:16).

"Why shouldest thou… be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?" (Proverbs 5:20).

"How long wilt thou sleep, 0 sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?" (Proverbs 6:9).

"Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?" (Proverbs 6:27,28).

"Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?" (Proverbs 8:1).

"Do they not err that devise evil?" (Proverbs 14:22).

"Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?" (Proverbs 17:16).

"A broken spirit who can bear?" (Proverbs 18:14).

"A faithful man who can find?" (Proverbs 20:6).

"Who can say, I hay made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?" (Proverbs 20:9).

"How then can man understand his way?" (Proverbs 20:24).

"Have not I written unto thee excellent things… ?" (Proverbs 22:20,21).

"If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?" (Proverbs 22:27).

"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings" (Proverbs 22:29).

"Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings" (Proverbs 23:5).

"Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? Who bath complaining? who bath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine" (Proverbs 23:29,30).

"When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again" (Proverbs 23:35).

"If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this; Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?" (Proverbs 24:12).

"Their calamity shall rise suddenly; And the destruction from them both, who knoweth it?" (Proverbs 24:22).

"Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee" (Proverbs 25:16).

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him" (Proverbs 26:12).

"So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?" (Proverbs 26:19).

"Who is able to stand before jealousy?" (Proverbs 27:4).

"Doth the crown endure unto all generations?" (Proverbs 27:24).

"Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him" (Proverbs 29:20).

"Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?" (Proverbs 30:4).

"What, my son? and what, 0 son of my womb? And what, 0 son of my vows?" (Proverbs 31:2).

"It is not for kings… Nor for princes to say, Where is strong drink?" (Proverbs 31:4).

"A worthy woman who can find?" (Proverbs 31:10).

QUOTATIONS (Proverbs See "Direct Quotations")

REBUKE (Proverbs See "Correction")

REJOICING (Proverbs See "Joy")

REPROVE (Proverbs See "Correction")

REWARD

"My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck" (Proverbs 1:8,9).

"Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:33).

"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee; So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding; Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding; If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures: Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God… Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, yea, every good path (Proverbs 2:1-9).

"The upright shall dwell in the land. And the perfect shall remain in it" (Proverbs 2:21).

"My son, forget not my law; But let thy heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee" (Proverbs 3:1,2).

"Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart: So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man" (Proverbs 3:3,4).

"In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:6).

"Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil: It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones" (Proverbs 3:7,8).

"Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy vats shall overflow with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9,10).

"My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck. Then shalt thoti walk in thy way securely, And thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh: For Jehovah will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being taken" (Proverbs 3:21-26).

"He blesseth the habitation of the righteous" (Proverbs 33:33).

"The wise shall inherit glory" (Proverbs 3:33).

"Forsake her not, and she will preserve thee; Love her, and she will keep thee" (Proverbs 4:6).

"Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee" (Proverbs 4:8,9).

"Hear, 0 my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many" (Proverbs 4:10).

"The path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).

"My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart. For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh" (Proverbs 4:20-22).

"My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck. When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman" (Proverbs 6:20-24).

"I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me. Riches and honor are with me; Yea, durable wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice; That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may fill their treasuries" (Proverbs 8:17-21).

"My sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways" (Proverbs 8:32).

"Hear instruction, and be wise" (Proverbs 8:33).

"Blessed is the man that heareth me… For whoso findeth me findeth life, And shall obtain favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 8:34,35).

"By me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased" (Proverbs 9:11).

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 10:2).

"Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish" (Proverbs 10:3).

"Blessings are upon the head of the righteous" (Proverbs 10:6).

"He is in the way of life that heedeth correction" (Proverbs 10:17).

"The desire of the righteous shall be granted" (Proverbs 10:24).

"The hope of the righteous shall be gladness" (Proverbs 10:28).

"The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright" (Proverbs 10:29).

"The righteous shall never be removed" (Proverbs 10:30).

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 11:4).

"The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way" (Proverbs 11:5).

"The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 11:6).

"The righteous is delivered out of trouble" (Proverbs 11:8).

"He that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward" (Proverbs 11;18).

"The seed of the righteous shall be delivered" (Proverbs 11:21).

"The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself" (Proverbs 11:25).

"The righteous shall flourish as the green leaf" (Proverbs 11:28).

"The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth" (Proverbs 11:31).

"A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 12:2).

"The root of the righteous shall not be moved" (Proverbs 12:3).

"The house of the righteous shall stand" (Proverbs 12:7).

"The root of the righteous yieldeth fruit" (Proverbs 12:12).

"The righteous shall come out of trouble" (Proverbs 12:13).

"He that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded" (Proverbs 13:13).

"The tent of the upright shall flourish" (Proverbs 14:11).

"The righteous hath a refuge in his death" (Proverbs 14:32).

"Righteousness exalteth a nation" (Proverbs 14:34).

"Jehovah… heareth the prayer of the righteous" (Proverbs 15:29).

"Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end" (Proverbs 19:20).

"He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor" (Proverbs 21:21).

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).

"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou wilt heap coals of fire upon his head, And Jehovah will reward thee" (Proverbs 25:21,33).

"Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 27:18).

"He that regardeth his master shall be honored" (Proverbs 27:18).

"The perfect shall inherit good" (Proverbs 28:10).

"Whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy" (Proverbs 28:13).

"Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered" (Proverbs 28:18).

"A faithful man shall abound with blessings" (Proverbs 28:20).

"Whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered" (Proverbs 28:26).

"He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack" (Proverbs 28:27).

"The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever" (Proverbs 29:14).

"Whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe" (Proverbs 29:25).

RICH, RICHES

"In her left hand are riches and honor" (Proverbs 3:16).

"Riches and honor are with me; Yea, durable wealth and righteousness" (Proverbs 8:18).

"The hand of the diligent maketh rich" (Proverbs 10:4).

"The rich man's wealth is his strong city" (Proverbs 10:15).

"The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich" (Proverbs 10:22).

"Riches profit not in the day of wrath" (Proverbs 11:4).

"Violent men obtain riches" (Proverbs 11:16).

"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall" (Proverbs 11:28).

"There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing" (Proverbs 13:7).

"The ransom of a man's life is his riches" (Proverbs 13:8).

"The rich hath many friends" (Proverbs 14:20).

"The crown of the wise is their riches" (Proverbs 14:24).

"The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination" (Proverbs 18:11).

"The rich answereth roughly" (Proverbs 18:23).

"Wealth added many friends" (Proverbs 19:4),

"Houses and riches, are an inheritance from fathers" (Proverbs 19:14),

"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness" (Proverbs 21:5).

"The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to

and fro by them that seek death" (Proverbs 21:6).

"He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich" (Proverbs 21:17).

"There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise" (Proverbs 21:20).

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold" (Proverbs 22:1).

"The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all" (Proverbs 22:2).

"The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is riches, and honor, and life" (Proverbs 22:4).

"The rich ruleth over the poor" (Proverbs 22:7).

"He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, And he that giveth to the rich, shall come only to want" (Proverbs 22:16).

"Weary not thyself to be rich" (Proverbs 23:4).

"Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings, Like an eagle that flieth toward heaven" (Proverbs 23:5).

"By knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches" (Proverbs 24:4).

"Riches are not for ever" (Proverbs 27:24).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich" (Proverbs 28:6).

"He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor" (Proverbs 28:8).

"The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out" (Proverbs 28:11).

"He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished" (Proverbs 28:20).

"He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him" (Proverbs 28:22).

"He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife" (Proverbs 28:25).

"Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah?" (Proverbs 30:8,9).

RIGHTEOUS, RIGHTEOUSNESS

"He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity; That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints" (Proverbs 2:7,8).

"Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, yea, every good path" (Proverbs 2:9).

"That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous" (Proverbs 2:20).

"His friendship is with the upright" (Proverbs 3:32).

"I have led thee in paths of uprightness" (Proverbs 4:11).

"Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee" (Proverbs 4:25).

"Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things" (Proverbs 8:6).

"All the words of my mouth are in righteousness" (Proverbs 8:8).

"They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge" (Proverbs 8:9).

"I walk in the way of righteousness" (Proverbs 8:20).

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 10:2).

"Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish" (Proverbs 10:3).

"The memory of the righteous is blessed" (Proverbs 10:7).

"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life" (Proverbs 10;11).

"The labor of the righteous tendeth to life" (Proverbs 10:16).

"The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver" (Proverbs 10:20).

"The lips of the righteous feed many" (Proverbs 10:21).

"The desire of the righteous shall be granted" (Proverbs 10:24).

"The righteous is an everlasting foundation" (Proverbs 10:25).

"The hope of the righteous shall be gladness" (Proverbs 10:28).

"The righteous shall never be removed" (Proverbs 10:30).

"The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom" (Proverbs 10:31).

"The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable" (Proverbs 10:32).

"The integrity of the upright shall guide them" (Proverbs 11:3).

"Righteousness delivereth from death" (Proverbs 11:4).

"The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way" (Proverbs 11:5).

"The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 11:6).

"The righteous is delivered out of trouble" (Proverbs 11:8).

"Through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered" (Proverbs 11:9).

"When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth" (Proverbs 11:10).

"By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted" (Proverbs 11(Proverbs 11).

"He that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward" (Proverbs 11:18).

"He that is stedfast in righteousness shall attain unto life" (Proverbs 11:19).

"The seed of the righteous shall be delivered" (Proverbs 11:21).

"The desire of the righteous is only good" (Proverbs 11:23).

"He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor" (Proverbs 11:27).

"The righteous shall flourish as the green leaf" (Proverbs 11:28).

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life" (Proverbs 11:30).

"The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth" (Proverbs 11:31).

"A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 12:2).

"The root of the righteous shall not be moved" (Proverbs 12:3).

"The thoughts of the righteous are just" (Proverbs 12:5).

"The mouth of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6).

"The house of the righteous shall stand" (Proverbs 12:7).

"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast" (Proverbs 12:10).

"The root of the righteous yieldeth fruit" (Proverbs 12:12).

"The righteous shall come out of trouble" (Proverbs 12:13).

"He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness" (Proverbs 12:17)

"There shall no mischief happen to the righteous" (Proverbs 12:21).

"The righteous is a guide to his neighbor" (Proverbs 12:26).

"In the way of righteousness is life, And in the pathway thereof there is no death" (Proverbs 12:28).

"A righteous man hateth lying" (Proverbs 13:5).

"Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way" (Proverbs 13:6).

"The light of the righteous rejoiceth" (Proverbs 13:9).

"The righteous shall be recompensed with good" (Proverbs 13:21).

"A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children" (Proverbs 13:22).

"The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul" (Proverbs 13:25).

"He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah" (Proverbs 14:2).

"Among the upright there is good will" (Proverbs 14:9).

"The tent of the upright shall flourish" (Proverbs 14:11).

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12).

"A good man shall be satisfied from himself" (Proverbs 14:14).

"The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous" (Proverbs 14:19).

"Mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good" (Proverbs 14:22).

"The righteous bath a refuge in his death" (Proverbs 14:32).

"Righteousness exalteth a nation" (Proverbs 14:34).

"In the house of the righteous is much treasure" (Proverbs 15:6).

"The prayer of the upright is his delight" (Proverbs 15:8).

"He loveth him that followeth after righteousness" (Proverbs 15:9).

"The path of the upright is made a highway" (Proverbs 15:19).

"The heart of the righteous studieth to answer" (Proverbs 15:28).

"He heareth the prayer of the righteous" (Proverbs 15:29).

"Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice" (Proverbs 16:8).

"The throne is established by righteousness" (Proverbs 16:12).

"Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right" (Proverbs 16:13).

"The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31).

"To respect the person of the wicked is not good, Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment" (Proverbs 18:5.

"The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Proverbs 18:10).

"Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right" (Proverbs 20:11).

"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes" (Proverbs 21:2).

"To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:3).

"As for the pure, his work is right" (Proverbs 21:8).

"The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin" (Proverbs 21:12).

"It is joy to the righteous to do justice" (Proverbs 21:15).

"The wicked is a ransom for the righteous" (Proverbs 21:18).

"He that followeth after righteousness and kindness Findeth life, righteousness, and honor" (Proverbs 21:21).

"The righteous giveth and withholdeth not" (Proverbs 21:26).

"As for the upright, he establisheth his ways" (Proverbs 21:29).

"The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him" (Proverbs 23:24).

"Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous" (Proverbs 24:15).

"He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer" (Proverbs 24:26).

"Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness" (Proverbs 25:5).

"As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, So is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked" (Proverbs 25:26).

"The righteous are bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1).

"Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit" (Proverbs 28:10).

"The perfect shall inherit good" (Proverbs 28:10).

"When the righteous triumph, there is great glory" (Proverbs 28:12).

"When they perish, the righteous increase" (Proverbs 28:28).

"When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice" (Proverbs 29:2).

"The righteous doth sing and rejoice" (Proverbs 29:6).

"The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor" (Proverbs 29:7).

"The righteous shall look upon their fall" (Proverbs 29:16).

"An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked" (Proverbs 29:27).

"Open thy mouth, judge righteously" (Proverbs 31:9).

RULER (See "King")

SACRIFICE

"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:8).

"To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:3).

"The sacrifice of a wicked is an abomination; How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!" (Proverbs 21:27).

SATISFIED, TO BE FULL -

Prov 12:11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues vain [things] lacks sense.

Prov 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

Prov 14:14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will [be satisfied] with his.

Prov 18:20 With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied [with] the product of his lips.

Prov 19:23 The fear of the LORD [leads] to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Prov 20:13 Do not love sleep, lest you become poor; Open your eyes, [and] you will be satisfied with food.

Prov 27:20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

Prov 30:15 The leech has two daughters, “Give,” “Give.” There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, “Enough”:

SCORNER, SCOFFER

"How long… will… scoffers delight them in scoffing?" (Proverbs 1:22).

Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted. (Proverbs 3:34)

"He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling" (Proverbs 9:7).

"Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee" (Proverbs 9:8).

"If thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it" (Proverbs 9:12).

"A scoffer heareth not rebuke" (Proverbs 13:1).

"A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not" (Proverbs 14:6).

"A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise" (Proverbs 15:12).

"Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence" (Proverbs 19:25).

"A worthless witness mocketh at justice" (Proverbs 19:28).

"Judgments are prepared for scoffers" (Proverbs 19:29).

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

(Proverbs 20:1)

"When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise" (Proverbs 21:11).

"The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride" (Proverbs 21:24).

"Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out; Yea, strife and ignominy will cease" (Proverbs 22:10).

"The scoffer is an abomination to men" (Proverbs 24:9).

"Scoffers set a city in a flame" (Proverbs 29:8).

SHAME

Shame, ignominy, and disgrace

Prov 3:35 The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.

Prov 6:32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Prov 6:33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.

Prov 9:7 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man [gets] insults for himself.

Prov 11:2 When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.

Prov 12:16 A fool’s vexation is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

Prov 13:18 Poverty and shame [will come] to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

Prov 18:3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor [comes] reproach.

Prov 22:10 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Prov 25:8 Do not go out hastily to argue [your case;] Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor puts you to shame? 9 Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another, 10 Lest he who hears [it] reproach you, And the evil report about you not pass away.

Causing shame

Prov 10:5 He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, [But] he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

Prov 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to [any] people.

Prov 14:35 The king’s favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Prov 17:2 A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

Prov 19:26 He who assaults [his] father [and] drives [his] mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son.

Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

SIMPLE

"To give prudence to the simple" (Proverbs 1:4).

"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?" (Proverbs 1:22).

"The backsliding of the simple shall slay them" (Proverbs 1:32).

"I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding, Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house" (Proverbs 7:7,8).

"O ye simple, understand prudence" (Proverbs 8:5).

"Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither" (Proverbs 9:4).

"She is simple, and knoweth nothing" (Proverbs 9:13).

"Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither" (Proverbs 9:16).

"The simple believeth every word" (Proverbs 14:15).

"The simple inherit folly" (Proverbs 14:18).

"Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence" (Proverbs 19:25).

"When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise" (Proverbs 21:11).

"The simple pass on, and suffer for it" (Proverbs 22:3).

"The simple pass on, and suffer for it" (Proverbs 27:12).

SIN

Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will. (Proverbs 14:9)

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to [any] people. (Proverbs 14:34)

The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 16:4)

Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”? (Proverbs 20:9)

The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men. (Proverbs 24:9)

For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out. (Proverbs 24:20)

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes [them] will find compassion. (Proverbs 28:13)

Sin, guilt

Pr 1:10-19; 5:22; 10:16; 13:21; 13:22; 14:21; 14:34; 20:9; 21:4; 24:9

Prov 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11 If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit; 13 We shall find all [kinds] of precious wealth, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse,” 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path, 16 For their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed blood. 17 Indeed, it is useless to spread the net In the eyes of any bird; 18 But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Prov 5:22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Prov 10:16 The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.

Prov 13:21 Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Prov 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Prov 14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.

Prov 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to [any] people.

Prov 20:9 Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”?

Prov 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.

Prov 24:9 The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Sin, perversion, wrong

Prov 5:22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Prov 16:6 By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Sin, transgression

Prov 10:19 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Prov 12:13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Prov 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Prov 17:19 He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Prov 28:2 By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding [and] knowledge, so it endures.

Prov 28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes [them] will find compassion.

Prov 28:21 To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

Prov 28:24 He who robs his father or his mother, And says, “It is not a transgression,” Is the companion of a man who destroys.

Prov 29:6 By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.

Prov 29:16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

Prov 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

SLEEP

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24)

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make [someone] stumble. (Proverbs 4:16)

Do not love sleep, lest you become poor; Open your eyes, [and] you will be satisfied with food. (Proverbs 20:13)

She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens. (Proverbs 31:15)

SLOTHFULNESS (See "Laziness")

SLUGGARD (See "Laziness")

SNARE, NET

"In vain is the net spread In the sight of any bird" (Proverbs 1:17).

"Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth" (Proverbs 6:2).

"Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life" (Proverbs 7:23).

"The wicked desireth the net of evil men" (Proverbs 12:12).

"In the transgression of the lips is a snare >to the evil man" (Proverbs 12:13).

"A fool's… lips are the snare of his soul" (Proverbs 18:7).

"It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is holy, And after vows to make inquiry" (Proverbs 20:25).

"Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse" (Proverbs 22:5).

"Lest thou learn his ways, And get a snare to thy soul" (Proverbs 22:25).

"A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps" (Proverbs 29:5).

"In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare" (Proverbs 29:6).

"The fear of man bringeth a snare" (Proverbs 29:25).

SONS (See "Parent-Child")

SPEECH (Bad Speech)

"Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:6).

"Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:11).

"The mouth of the foolish is a present destruction" (Proverbs 10:14).

"He that hideth hatred is of lying lips" (Proverbs 10:18).

"He that uttereth a slander is a fool" (Proverbs 10:18).

"In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression" (Proverbs 10:19).

"The perverse tongue shall be cut off" (Proverbs 10:31).

"The mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness" (Proverbs 10:32).

"The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood" (Proverbs 12:6).

"In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man" (Proverbs 12:13).

"A false witness, deceit" (Proverbs 12:17).

"There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword" (Proverbs 12:18).

"A lying tongue is but for a moment" (Proverbs 12:19).

"Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah" :12:22).

"The heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness" (Proverbs 12:23).

"He that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction" (Proverbs 13:3).

"A righteous man hateth lying" (Proverbs 13:5).

"In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride" (Proverbs 14:3).

"A grievous word stirreth up anger" (Proverbs 15:1).

"The mouth of fools poureth out folly" (Proverbs 15:2).

"Perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit" (Proverbs 15:4).

"The mouth of fools feedeth on folly" (Proverbs 15:14).

"The mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things" (Proverbs 15:28).

"A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire" (Proverbs 16:27).

"A whisperer separateth chief friends" (Proverbs 16:28).

"He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass" (Proverbs 16:30).

"An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips" (Proverbs 17:4).

"A liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue" (Proverbs 17:4).

"Excellent speech becometh not a fool: Much less do lying lips a prince" (Proverbs 17:7).

"He that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends" (Proverbs 17:9).

"He that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief" (Proverbs 17:20).

"A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes" (Proverbs 18:6).

"A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul" (Proverbs 18:7).

"The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels. And they go down into the innermost parts" (Proverbs 18:8).

"He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him" (Proverbs 18:13).

"A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth" (Proverbs 18:20).

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21).

"The rich answereth roughly" (Proverbs 18:23).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool" (Proverbs 19:1).

"A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape" (Proverbs 19:5).

"A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish" (Proverbs 19:9).

"The contentions of a wife are a continual dropping" (Proverbs 19:13).

"A poor man is better than a liar" (Proverbs 19:22).

"A worthless witness mocketh at justice" (Proverbs 19:28).

"The mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity" (Proverbs 19:28).

"Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find?" (Proverbs 20:6).

"He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets" (Proverbs 20:19).

"Company not with him that openeth wide his lips" (Proverbs 20:19).

"Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness" (Proverbs 20:20).

"It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is holy, And after vows to make inquiry" (Proverbs 20:25).

"The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death" (Proverbs 21:6).

"A false witness shall perish" (Proverbs 21:28).

"The scoffer is an abomination to men" (Proverbs 24:9).

"Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause" (Proverbs 24:28).

"Deceive not with thy lips" (Proverbs 24:28).

"As clouds and wind without rain, So is he that boasteth himself of his gifts falsely" (Proverbs 25:14).

"A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and sharp arrow" (Proverbs 25:18).

"The north wind bringeth forth rain; So doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance" (Proverbs 25:23)

"The legs of the lame hang loose; So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:7).

"As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:9).

"Where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth" (Proverbs 26:20). "The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts" (Proverbs 26:22).

"Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross" (Proverbs 26:23).

"He that hateth dissembleth with his lips; But he layeth up deceit within him: When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart: Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly" (Proverbs 26:24-26).

"A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin" (Proverbs 26:28).

"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips" (Proverbs 27:2).

"A man is tried by his praise" (Proverbs 27:21).

"A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps" (Proverbs 29:5).

"Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him" (Proverbs 29:20).

SPEECH (Good Speech)

"In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found" (Proverbs 10:13).

"He that refraineth his lips doeth wisely" (Proverbs 10:19).

"The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver" (Proverbs 10:20).

"The lips of the righteous feed many" (Proverbs 10:21).

"The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom" (Proverbs 10:31),

"The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable" (Proverbs 10:32),

"The mouth of the righteous shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6).

"A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth" (Proverbs 12:14).

"He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness" (Proverbs 12:17).

"The tongue of the wise is health" (Proverbs 12:18).

"The lip of truth shall be established for ever" (Proverbs 12:19).

"Heaviness in the heart of a man maketh it stoop; But a good word maketh it glad" (Proverbs 12:25).

"A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth" (Proverbs 13:2).

"He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life" (Proverbs 13:3).

"The lips of the wise shall preserve them" (Proverbs 14:3).

"A soft answer turneth away wrath" (Proverbs 15:1). •

"The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright" (Proverbs 15:2).

"A gentle tongue is a tree of life" (Proverbs 15:4).

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge" (Proverbs 15:7).

"A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth" (Proverbs 15:23).

"A word in due season, how good is it! (Proverbs 15:23).

"Pleasant words are pure" (Proverbs 15:26).

"The heart of the righteous studieth to answer" (Proverbs 15:28).

"The answer of the tongue is from Jehovah" (Proverbs 16:1).

"A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment" (Proverbs 16:10)

"Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right" (Proverbs 16:13).

"The sweetness of the lips increaseth learning" (Proverbs 16:21).

"The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips" (Proverbs 16:23).

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones" (Proverbs 16:24).

"The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook" (Proverbs 18:4).

"With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied" (Proverbs 18:20).

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 18:21).

"The poor useth entreaties" (Proverbs 18:23).

"The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel" (Proverbs 20:15).

"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles" (Proverbs 21:23).

"The man that heareth shall speak so as to endure" (Proverbs 21:28).

"He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer" (Proverbs 24:26).

"Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself" (Proverbs 25:9).

"A word fitly spoken Is like apples of gold in network of silver" (Proverbs 25:11).

"As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear" (Proverbs 25:12).

"As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, So is a faithful messenger to them that send him; For he refresheth the soul of his masters" (Proverbs 25:13).

"A soft tongue breaketh the bone" (Proverbs 25:15).

"Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit" (Proverbs 26:5).

"The rod and reproof give wisdom" (Proverbs 29:15).

SPIRIT (Most refer to human spirit) - Pr 1:23; 11:29; 14:29; 15:4b; 15:13a; 16:2; 16:18-19; 16:32; 17:22b; 17:27b; 18:14; 25:28; 29:23

STEAL (See "Oppress")

STRENGTH - fierce

Prov 10:29 The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

Prov 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Prov 24:5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

Prov 30:25 The ants are not a strong folk, But they prepare their food in the summer;

Prov 31:17 She girds herself with strength, And makes her arms strong.

Prov 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

Strength, vigor, power

Prov 14:4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much increase [comes] by the strength of the ox.

Prov 14:26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.

Prov 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Prov 18:19 A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Prov 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

Prov 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Prov 24:5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

Prov 24:10 If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.

Prov 8:14 “Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.

Prov 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Prov 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

STRIFE

"Hatred stirreth up strifes" (Proverbs 10:12

"A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife" (Proverbs 15:18).

"Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife" (Proverbs 17:1).

"The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling" (Proverbs 17:14).

"He loveth transgression that loveth strife" (Proverbs 17:19).

"He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears" (Proverbs 26:17).

"Where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth" (Proverbs 26:20).

"As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife" (Proverbs 26:21).

"He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife" (Proverbs 28:25).

"An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression" (Proverbs 29:22).

"The churning of milk bringeth forth butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife" (Proverbs 30:33).

STRONG DRINK (Proverbs See "Wine")

THIEF (Proverbs See "Oppress")

TRANSGRESS, TRANSGRESSION, TRANSGRESSOR

"In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil min" (Proverbs 12:13).

"The way of the transgressor is hard" (Proverbs 13:15).

"A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment" (Proverbs 16:10)

"He that covereth a transgression seeketh love" (Proverbs 17:9).

"He loveth transgression that loveth strife" (Proverbs 17:19).

"The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression" (Proverbs 19:11).

"For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof" (Proverbs 28:2).

"To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread" (Proverbs 28:21).

"Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer" (Proverbs 28:24).

"In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare" (Proverbs 29:6).

"When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth, (Proverbs 29:16)

"A wrathful man aboundeth in transgression" (Proverbs 29:22).

TRUTH - Proverbs 3:3-4; 8:7; 12:19; 14:22; 16:6; 20:6; 20:28; 22:20-21; 23:23

UNDERSTANDING (See also "Knowledge")

Understanding reason, intelligence

Proverbs 2:1-8; 2:10-15; 3:13-20; 5:1-2; 8:1; 10:23; 11:12; 14:29; 15:21b; 17:27; 18:2; 19:8; 20:5; 21:30; 24:3-7; 28:16

Understanding, discernment, perception

Proverbs 4:1-9; 7:4; 8:5; 8:14; 9:6; 9:10; 10:13; 14:6; 16:16; 17:28; 19:25; 23:23; 28:11; 30:2-3

UPRIGHT, INTEGRITY -

Prov 2:21 For the upright will live in the land, And the blameless will remain in it;

Prov 3:32 For the crooked [man] is an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.

Prov 4:11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

Prov 8:6 “Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips [will produce] right things.

Prov 8:9 “They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Prov 9:15 Calling to those who pass by, Who are making their paths straight:

Prov 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the falseness of the treacherous will destroy them.

Prov 11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by [their own] greed.

Prov 11:11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

Prov 12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

Prov 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Prov 14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is crooked in his ways despises Him.

Prov 14:9 Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.

Prov 14:11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.

Prov 14:12 There is a way [which seems] right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Prov 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Prov 15:19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

Prov 15:21 Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

Prov 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Prov 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.

Prov 16:25 There is a way [which seems] right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Prov 17:26 It is also not good to fine the righteous, [Nor] to strike the noble for [their] uprightness.

Prov 20:11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.

Prov 21:2 Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Prov 21:8 The way of a guilty man is crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.

Prov 21:18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.

Prov 21:29 A wicked man shows a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.

Prov 23:16 And my inmost being will rejoice, When your lips speak what is right.

Prov 28:10 He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.

Prov 29:10 Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.

Prov 29:27 An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.

WAYS

Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. (Proverbs 2:8)

Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard. (Proverbs 13:15 )

There is a way [which seems] right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12 )

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)

There is a way [which seems] right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 16:25)

Man’s steps are [ordained] by the LORD, How then can man understand his way? (Proverbs 20:24 )

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 )

WICKED, EVIL

"Their feet run to evil" (Proverbs 1:16).

"To deliver thee from the way of evil" (Proverbs 2:12).

"Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil" (Proverbs 2:14).

"The wicked shall be cut off from the land" (Proverbs 2:22).

"Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7).

"Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh" (Proverbs 3:25).

"Devise not evil against thy neighbor" (Proverbs 3:29).

"The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked" (Proverbs 3:33).

"Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil man. Avoid it, pass not by it; Turn from it, and pass on. For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence" (Proverbs 4:14-17).

"The way of the wicked is as darkness" (Proverbs 4:19).

"Remove thy foot from evil" (Proverbs 4:27).

"His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin" (Proverbs 5:22).

"A:worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth" (Proverbs 6:12)

"A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief" (Proverbs 6:18).:

"To keep thee from the evil woman" (Proverbs 6:24).

"Wickedness is an abomination to my lips" (Proverbs 8:7).

"The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate" (Proverbs 8:13).

"He that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot" (Proverbs 9:7).

"Treasures of wickedness profit nothing" (Proverbs 10:2).

"He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:3).

"Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:6).

"The name of the wicked shall rot" (Proverbs 10:7).

"Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked" (Proverbs 10:11).

"The increase of the wicked, to sin" (Proverbs 10:16).

"The heart of the wicked is little worth" (Proverbs 10:20).

"The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him" (Proverbs 10:24).

"When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more" (Proverbs 10:25).

"The years of the wicked shall be shortened" (Proverbs 10:27).

"The expectation of the wicked shall perish" (Proverbs 10:28).

"The wicked shall not dwell in the land" (Proverbs 10:30).

"The mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness" (Proverbs 10:32).

"The wicked shall fall by his own wickedness" (Proverbs 11;5).

"When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish; And the hope of iniquity perisheth" (Proverbs 11:7).

"The wicked cometh in his stead" (Proverbs 11:8).

"When the wicked perish, there is shouting" (Proverbs 11:10).

"The city… is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked" (Proverbs 11:11).

"The wicked earneth deceitful wages" (Proverbs 11:18).

"He that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death" (Proverbs 11:19).

"Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished" (Proverbs 11:21).

"The expectation of the wicked is wrath" (Proverbs 11:23).

"The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth; How much more the wicked and the sinner!" (Proverbs 11:31),

"A man of wicked devices will be condemn" (Proverbs 12:2).

"A man shall not be established by wickedness" (Proverbs 12:3).

"The counsels of the wicked are deceit" (Proverbs 12:5).

"The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood" (Proverbs 12:6).

"The wicked are overthrown, and are not" (Proverbs 12:7).

"The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel" (Proverbs 12:10).

"The wicked desireth the net of evil men" (Proverbs 12:12).

"In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man" (Proverbs 12:13).

"Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil" (Proverbs 12:20).

"The wicked shall be filled with evil" (Proverbs 12:21).

"The way of the wicked causeth them to err" (Proverbs 12:26).

"A wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame" (Proverbs 13:5).

"Wickedness overthroweth the sinner" (Proverbs 13:6).

"The light of the wicked shall be put out" (Proverbs 13:9).

"A wicked messenger falleth into evil" (Proverbs 13:17).

"It is abomination to fools to depart from evil" (Proverbs 13:19).

"Evil pursueth sinners" (Proverbs 13:21).

"The belly of the wicked shall want" (Proverbs 13:25).

"The house of the wicked shall be overthrown" (Proverbs 14:11).

"A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil" (Proverbs 14:16).

"A man of wicked devices is hated" (Proverbs 14:17).

"The evil bow down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous" (Proverbs 14:19).

"Do they not err that devise evil?" (Proverbs 14:22).

"The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing" (Proverbs 14:32).

"The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good" (Proverbs 15:3).

"In the revenues of the wicked is trouble" (Proverbs 15:6).

"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:8).

"The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:9).

"Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 15:26).

"The mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things" (Proverbs 15:28).

"Jehovah is far from the wicked" (Proverbs 15:29).

"Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil" (Proverbs 16:4).

"By the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:6).

"It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness" (Proverbs 16:12).

"The highway of the upright is to depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:17).

"A worthless man deviseth mischief" (Proverbs 16:27).

"He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass" (Proverbs 16:30).

"An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips" (Proverbs 17:4).

"An evil man seeketh only rebellion" (Proverbs 17:11).

"Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house" (Proverbs 17:13).

"He that justifieth the wicked… an abomination to Jehovah" (Proverbs 17:15).

"A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice" (Proverbs 17:23).

"When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt" (Proverbs 18:3).

"To respect the person of the wicked is not good" (Proverbs 18:5).

"The mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity" (Proverbs 19:28).

"A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes" (Proverbs 20:8).

"Say not thou, I will recompense evil" (Proverbs 20:22).

"A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the threshing-wheel over them" (Proverbs 20:26).

"Stripes that wound cleanse away evil" (Proverbs 20:30).

"The lamp of the wicked, is sin" (Proverbs 21:4).

"The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away" (Proverbs 21:7).

"The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes" (Proverbs 21:10).

"The righteous man considereth the house of the wicked, How the wicked are overthrown to their ruin" (Proverbs 21:12).

"The wicked is a ransom for the righteous" (Proverbs 21:18).

"The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination, How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!" (Proverbs 21:27).

"A wicked man hardeneth his face" (Proverbs 21:29).

"Eat not the bread of him that hath an evil eye" (Proverbs 23:6).

"Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them" (Proverbs 24:1).

"He that deviseth to do evil, Men shall call him a mischief-maker" (Proverbs 24:8).

"Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous" (Proverbs 24:15).

"The wicked are overthrown by calamity" (Proverbs 24:16).

"Fret not thyself because of evil-doers; Neither be thou envious at the wicked" (Proverbs 24:19).

"There shall be no reward to the evil man; The lamp of the wicked shall be put out" (Proverbs 24:20).

"He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, Peoples shall curse him" (Proverbs 24:24).

"Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness" (Proverbs 25:5).

"As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, So is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked" (Proverbs 25:26).

"Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross" (Proverbs 26:23).

"Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly" (Proverbs 26:26).

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth" (Proverbs 28:1).

"They that forsake the law praise the wicked" (Proverbs 28:4).

"Evil men understand not justice" (Proverbs 28:5).

"Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit" (Proverbs 28:10).

"When the wicked rise, men hide themselves" (Proverbs 28:12).

"As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, So is a wicked ruler over a poor people" (Proverbs 28:15).

"When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase" (Proverbs 28:28).

"When a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh" (Proverbs 29:2).

"In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare" (Proverbs 29:6).

"The wicked hath not understanding to know it" (Proverbs 29:7).

"If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked" (Proverbs 29:12).

"When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth" (Proverbs 29:16).

"An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous" (Proverbs 29:27).

"He that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked" (Proverbs 29:27).

"An adulterous woman… wipeth her mouth, And saith, I have done no wickedness" (Proverbs 30:20).

"If thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth" (Proverbs 30:32).

"She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life" (Proverbs 31:12).

WIFE, WOMAN, WOMEN

"To deliver thee from the strange woman" (Proverbs 2:16).

"Rejoice in the wife of thy youth" (Proverbs 5:18).

"To keep thee from the evil woman" (Proverbs 6:24).

"On account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread" (Proverbs 6:26).

"So is he that goeth into his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished" (Proverbs 6:29).

"He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding" (Proverbs 6:32).

"That they may keep thee from the strange woman" (Proverbs 7:5).

"There met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart" (Proverbs 7:10).

"The foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knoweth nothing" (Proverbs 9:13).

"A gracious woman obtaineth honor" (Proverbs 11:16).

"As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a fair woman that is without discretion" (Proverbs 11:22).

"A worthy woman is the .crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones" (Proverbs 12:4).

"The foolish plucketh it down with her own hands" (Proverbs 14:1).

"Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah" (Proverbs 18:22).

"The contentions of a wife are a continual dropping" (Proverbs 18:13).

"A prudent wife is from Jehovah" (Proverbs 19:14).

"It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house" (Proverbs 21:9).

"It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman" (Proverbs 21:19).

"A harlot is a deep ditch; And a foreign woman is a narrow pit" (Proverbs 23:27).

"It is, better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Then with a contentious woman in a wide house" (Proverbs 25:24).

"Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for a foreign woman" (Proverbs 27:13).

"A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike" (Proverbs 27:15).

"So is the way of an adulterous woman; She eateth, and wipeth her mouth, And saith, I have done no wickedness" (Proverbs 30:20).

"For three things the earth doth tremble… an odious woman when she is married" (Proverbs 30:21-23).

The greatest section in the Bible on womanhood is in Proverbs 31:10-31. It begins with the words, "A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies."

WINE, STRONG DRINK, WINEBIBBER

"Thy vats shall overflow with new wine" (Proverbs 3:10).

"They… drink the wine of violence" (Proverbs 4:17).

"She hath mingled her wine" (Proverbs 9:2).

"Come… drink of the wine which I have mingled" (Proverbs 9:5).

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).

"He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich" (Proverbs 21:17).

"Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags" (Proverbs 23:20,21).

"Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who bath contentions? Who hath complaining? who hath wounds without cause? Whisithath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; They that go to seek out mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when'it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly: At the last it biteth like a serpent, And stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange things, And thy heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, Or as he that lieth upon the top of the mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, 'and 'vas not hurt; They have beaten me, and I felt it not: When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again" (Proverbs 23:29-35).

"It is not for kings, 0 Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes to say, Where is strong drink? Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted" (Proverbs 31:4,5).

"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul: Let him drink, and forget his ,poverty, And remember his misery no more" (Proverbs 31:6,7).

WISDOM, WISE

Because of the length of some of the sections, some have merely been introduced (Proverbs 1:20-33 below).

"To know wisdom" (Proverbs 1:2).

"To receive instruction in wise dealing" (Proverbs 1:3).

"That the wise man may.hear, and increase in learning" (Proverbs 1:5).

"To understand… the words of the wise, and their dark sayings" (Proverbs 1:6).

"The foolish despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7).

`Wisdom crieth aloud in the street… " (Proverbs 1:20-33).

"Incline thine ear unto wisdom" (Proverbs 2:2).

"Jehovah giveth wisdom" (Proverbs 2:6).

"He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright" (Proverbs 2:7).

"Wisdom shall enter into thy heart… To deliver thee from the way of evil… To deliver thee from the strange woman (Proverbs 2:10-16).

"Be not wise in thine own eyes" (Proverbs 3:7).

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom… " (Proverbs 3:13-18).

"Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth… " (Proverbs 3:19,20).

"Keep sound wisdom and discretion" (Proverbs 3:21).

"The wise shall inherit glory" (Proverbs 3:35).

"Get wisdom… Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get

wisdom… Exalt her, and she will promote thee… " (Proverbs 4:5-9).

"I have taught thee in the way of wisdom" (Proverbs 4:11).

"My son, attend unto my wisdom… " (Proverbs 5:1,2).

"Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister" (Proverbs 7:4).

"Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?… " (Proverbs 8:1-12).

"Wisdom hath builded her house… " (Proverbs 9:1-5).

"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser" (Proverbs 9:9).

"The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10).

"If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself" (Proverbs 9:12).

"A wise man maketh a glad father" (Proverbs 10:1).

"The wise in heart will receive commandments" (Proverbs 10:8).

"In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found" (Proverbs 10:13).

"Wise men lay up knowledge" (Proverbs 10:14).

"The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom" (Proverbs 10:31).

"He that is wise winneth souls" (Proverbs 11:30).

"A man shall be commended according to his wisdom" (Proverbs 12:8).

"He that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel" (Proverbs 12:15).

"The tongue of the wise is health" (Proverbs 12:18).

"A wise son heareth his father's instruction" (Proverbs 13:1).

"With the well-advised is wisdom" (Proverbs 13:10).

"The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death" (Proverbs 13:14)

"Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise" (Proverbs 13:20).

"Every wise woman buildeth her house" (Proverbs 14:1).

"The lips of the wise shall preserve them" (Proverbs 14:3).

"The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way" (Proverbs 14:8).

"A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil" (Proverbs 14:16).

"The crown of the wise is their riches" (Proverbs 14:24).

"Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding" (Proverbs 14:33).

"The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely" (Proverbs 14:35).

"The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright" (Proverbs 15:2).

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge" (Proverbs 15:7).

"A wise son maketh a glad father" (Proverbs 15:20).

"To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath" (Proverbs 15:24).

"The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise" (Proverbs 15:31).

"A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren" (Proverbs 17:2).

"Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding" (Proverbs 17:24).

"The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook" (Proverbs 18:4).

"He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul" (Proverbs 19:8).

"Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end" (Proverbs 19:20).

"When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise" (Proverbs 21:11).

"When the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge" (Proverbs 21:11).

"There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise" (Proverbs 21:20).

"A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof" (Proverbs 21:22).

"Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise" (Proverbs 22:17).

"Buy the truth, and sell it not; Yea, wisdom, and instruction, and understanding" (Proverbs 23:23).

"Through wisdom is a house builded" (Proverbs 24:3).

"A wise man is strong" (Proverbs 24:5).

"By wise guidance thou shalt make thy war" (Proverbs 24:6).

"Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth'in the gate" (Proverbs 24:7

"So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, And thy hope shall not be cut off" (Proverbs 24:14).

"Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father" (Proverbs 29:3).

"Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath" (Proverbs 29:8).

"If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest" (Proverbs 29:9).

"A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it" (Proverbs 29:11).

"The rod and reproof give wisdom" (Proverbs 29:15).

WORD

Prov 1:6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

Prov 1:23 “Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

Prov 2:12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;

Prov 4:4 Then he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Prov 8:6 “Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips [will produce] right things.

Prov 10:19 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Prov 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Prov 13:5 A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.

Prov 14:23 In all labor there is profit, But mere talk [leads] only to poverty.

Prov 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Prov 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Prov 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Prov 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Prov 18:8 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Prov 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

Prov 21:28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens [to the truth] will speak forever.

Prov 22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Prov 23:8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Prov 24:2 For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

Prov 24:26 He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

Prov 25:11 [Like] apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Prov 27:11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.

Prov 29:12 If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers [become] wicked.

Prov 29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Prov 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:

Prov 30:5 Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Prov 30:6 Do not add to His words Lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.

Prov 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him.

WOMAN (See "Wife")

WRATH (See "Anger")

SPECIAL INDEX TO THE COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS IN PROVERBS

Many of the Proverbs involve either a comparison or a contrast. Therefore, we include this special index concerning them.

COMPARISONS USING "AS":

"The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver" (Proverbs 10:20).

"As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him" (Proverbs 10:26).

"As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a fair woman that is without discretion" (Proverbs 11:22).

"The king's… favor is as a cloud of the latter rain" (Proverbs 16:15).

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones" (Proverbs 16:24).

"A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it" (Proverbs 17:8).

"The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling" (Proverbs 17:14).

"The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters" (Proverbs 18:4).

"The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook" (Proverbs 18:4).

"The words of the whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts" (Proverbs 18:8).

"The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion" (Proverbs 19:12). "The king's… favor is a dew upon the grass" (Proverbs 19:12).

"The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life" (Proverbs 20:2).

"The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the water-courses: He turneth it withsoever he will" (Proverbs 21:1).

"As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, So is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear" (Proverbs 25:12).

"As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, So is a faithful messenger to them that send him; For he refresheth the soul of his masters" (Proverbs 25:13).

"As one that taketh off a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon soda, So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart" (Proverbs 25:20).

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, So is good news from a far country" (Proverbs 25:25).

"As a troubled fountain, and corrupted spring, So is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked" (Proverbs 25:26).

"As snow in the summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for fool" (Proverbs 26:1).

"As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not" (Proverbs 26:2).

"As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool" (Proverbs 26:8).

"As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:9).

"As an archer that woundeth all, So is he that hireth a fool and he that hireth them that pass by" (Proverbs 26:10).

"As a dog that returneth to his vomit, So is a fool that repeateth his folly" (Proverbs 26:11).

"As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed" (Proverbs 26:14).

"As a madman who casteth firebrands, Arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?" (Proverbs 26:18,19).

"As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife" (Proverbs 26:21).

"The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts" (Proverbs 26:22).

"As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place (Proverbs 27:8).

"As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man" (Proverbs 27:19).

"As a roaring lion, and raging bear, So is a wicked ruler over a poor people" (Proverbs 28:15).

COMPARISONS USING "SO" (not introduced by as)

"The north wind bringeth forth rain; So doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance" (Proverbs 25:23)

"It is not good to eat much honey; So for men to search out their own glory is grievous" (Proverbs 25:27)

"The legs of the lame hang loose; So is a parable in the mouth of fools" (Proverbs 26:7).

"Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel" (Proverbs 27:9).

"Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:17).

"The churning of milk bringeth forth butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife" (Proverbs 30:33).

COMPARISONS USING "IS":

"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life" (Proverbs 10:11). "The righteous is an everlasting foundation" (Proverbs 10:25).

"He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer" (Proverbs 18:9).

"The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Proverbs 18:10).

"A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow" (Proverbs 25:18).

COMPARISONS USING "LIKE":

"Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out" (Proverbs 20;5).

"A word fitly spoken Is like apples of gold in network of silver" (Proverbs 25:11).

"Confidence is an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint" (Proverbs 25:19).

"He whose spirit is without restraint Is like a city that is broken down and without walls" (Proverbs 25:28).

"He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears" (Proverbs 26:17).

"Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an, earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross" (Proverbs 26:23).

"A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food" (Proverbs 28:3).

COMPARISONS USING "BETTER":

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding. For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold" (Proverbs 3:13,14).

"Wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it" (Proverbs 8:11)

"My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver" (Proverbs 8:19).

"Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread" (Proverbs 12:9).

"Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith" (Proverbs 15:16).

"Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox, and hatred therewith" (Proverbs 15:17).

"Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice" (Proverbs 16:8).

"How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!" (Proverbs 16:16).

"Better is it to be of lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud" (Proverbs 16:19).

"He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city" (Proverbs 16:32).

"Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife" (Proverbs 17:1).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool" (Proverbs 19:1).

"A poor man is better than a liar" (Proverbs 19:22).

"It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house" (Proverbs 21:9).

"It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman" (Proverbs 21:19).

"Better is it that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, Than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince" (Proverbs 25:7).

"It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house" (Proverbs 25:24).

"Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden" (Proverbs 27:5).

"Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off" (Proverbs 27:10).

"Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in his 'ways, though he be rich" (Proverbs 28:6).

COMPARISONS USING "MORE THAN" OR "THAN":

"Wisdom… is more precious than rubies; And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her" (Proverbs 3:13-15).

"To get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver" (Proverbs 16:16).

"A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding 'Phan a hundred stripes into a fool" (Proverbs 17:10).

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favor rather than silver and gold" (Proverbs 22:1).

"The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason" (Proverbs 26:16).

"A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both" (Proverbs 27:3).

COMPARISONS USING "MUCH MORE":

"The righteous shall be recompensed in the earth; How much more the wicked and the sinner" (Proverbs 11:31).

"Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah; How much more then the hearts of the children of men!"(Proverbs 15:11).

"All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him!" (Proverbs 19:7).

"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind" (Proverbs 21:27).

COMPARISONS USING "MUCH LESS":

"Excellent speech becometh not a fool; Much less do lying lips a prince" (Proverbs 17:7).

"Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes" (Proverbs 19:10).

CONTRASTS

Because there are so many contrasts in Proverbs, we only cite their references. Most of the contrasts are double contrasts (like Proverbs 13:33: (1) "curse" vs. "blessing" and (2) "wicked" vs. "righteous"), but there are some single contrasts and some triple.

SINGLE CONTRASTS: Proverbs 12:18, Pr 20:17

DOUBLE CONTRASTS:

Proverbs 3:33; 3:34; 10:2; 10:3; 10:4; 10:5; 10:12; 10:13; 10:17; 10:21; Pr 10:27; 10:28; 10:29; 10:30; 10:31; 10:32; 11:1; 11;4; 11:13; 11:14; Pr 11:18; 11:19; 11:23; 11:26; 11:27; 11:28; 12:2; 12:4; 12:6; 12:7; 12:8; Pr 12:10; 12:13; 12:16; 12:17; 12:19; 12:20; 12:21; 12:22; 12:24; 12:25; Pr 12:27; 13:2; 13:3; 13:4; 13:5; 13:9; 13:11; 13:12; 13:16; 13:17; 13:19; Pr 13:20; 13:24; 13:25; 14:1; 14:2; 14:3; 14:4; 14:5; 14:6; 14:11; 14:15; Pr 14:18; 14:20; 14:22; 14:23; 14:25; 14:28; 14:29; 14:30; 14:32; 14:33; Pr 14:34;15:1; 15:2; 15:13; 15:19; 15:21; 15:22; 15:27; 15:29; 16:9; Pr 16:22; 17:22; 17:24; 18:14; 20:21; Pr 21:5; 28:1; 28:4; 28:5; 28:7; Pr 28:10; 28:11; 21:8; 21:12; 21:29; 28:13; 28:14; 28:18; 27:12; 28:19; Pr 28:20; 28:26; 28:27; 28:28; 29:2; 29:4; 29:6; 29:7; 29:8; 29:10; 29:11; 29:15; 29:18; 29:23; 29:25

TRIPLE CONTRASTS:

Proverbs 10:1; 10:6; 10:7; 10:8; 10:15; 10:16; 10:19; 11:3; 11:17; 11:20; 12:5; 12:33; 13:1; 13:6; 13:18;14:8; 14:16; 14:21; 14:24; 14:35; 15:5; 15:6; 15:7; 15:8; 15:14; 15:21; 15:25; 15:26; 15:28; 15:32; Pr 19:4; 27:6; 27:27

Sidlow Baxter has a useful, albeit non-exhaustive topical compilation of proverbs (which he extracted from

Adultery—Pr 5:1-4; 6:20-35; 29:3

Anger—Pr 14:29; 15:1; 22:24; 29:22; 30:33

Borrowing—Pr 6:1-5; 20:16; 22:7, 26-27

Bribes—Pr 17:8, 23; 18:16; 21:14; 28:21

Chastening—Pr 3:11-12; 12:1; 22:5; 25:12

Death and Sheol—Pr 5:5; 7:27; 8:36; 9:18; 11:17; 14:32; 15:11,24; 23:14; 30:16

Discipline—Pr 1:2-3; 5:23; 10:17; 12:1; 13:18, 24; 19:18; 23:13; 29:15, 17

Drinking and Drunkenness—Pr 20:1; 23:31; 31:4

Enemies—Pr 16:7; 24:17; 25:21; 27:6

Family Life—Pr 5:15-19; 6:20; 13:1; 14:1; 22:6; 23:24-25; 29:15; 31:10-31

Fear—Pr 1:7; 9:10; 14:16; 15:16; 29:25

Food—Pr 10:3; 12:11; 23:20-21; 25:16; 30:8

Fools—Pr 10:18; 12:15; 14:16; 15:5; 26:3-5

Gossip—Pr 16:28; 20:19; 25:20

Love—Pr 8:17; 10:12; 15:17; 27:5

Poor—Pr 14:31; 19:1, 17; 22:2; 30:8

Pride—Pr 6:17; 11:2; 16:5, 18; 21:4

Riches—Pr 10:15; 11:4; 18:11; 23:5; 28:20

Sin—Pr 14:9, 34; 16:4; 20:9; 24:9, 20; 28:13

Sleep—Pr 3:24; 4:16; 20:13; 31:15

Sluggard—Pr 6:6-11; 12:27; 22:13

Ways—Pr 2:8; 13:15; 14:12; 16:7, 25; 20:24; 22:6

Wife—Pr 12:4; 14:1; 21:9, 19; 27:15; 31:10-31

Wisdom—Pr 1:20-23; 3:13-20; 8:1-36; 9:1-6

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

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