The Book of Proverbs

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." 

Proverbs 3:5-6 

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.   Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.   She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. " 

Proverbs 4:7-9

Study written by Roger Christopherson, and offered with written permission from

The books of reference used for this study of the book of Proverbs  were the Bible, King James Version, called "The Companion Bible", Publisher Kregel; Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, numbered to the Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek, and English, coded to the Strong's Concordance numbers.

Other sources were also used besides these references, but they were the major source of the study. Of course without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there would be no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.

John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.


The Book of Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs Table of Contents Page

Chapter 1

"Wisdom's Call."

Chapter 2

"Wisdom Calls" [1-15].
"The Foreign Woman" [16-22].

Chapter 3

"Wisdom's Call" 
Chapter 4

"Wisdom Calls" 

Chapter 5

"The Foreign Woman."
Chapter 6

"Wisdom's Call."

Chapter 7

"The Foreign Woman." 7
Chapter 8

"Wisdom's Call 1-9."
"Wisdom Self-commended 10-31."
"Wisdom personified 22-31."
"Before Creation. 23-29"

Chapter 9

"Wisdom Speaking from High Places 1-12."
"The Foolish Woman 13-18."

Chapter 10

"Solomon. For all. Third Person. 1-19"
"The Pious and the Ungodly. With Reference to Others 1-32"

Chapter 11

"The Pious and Ungodly. Their Advantages, Disadvantages."
(will continue through Proverbs 15:33)."

Chapter 12

"The Pious and Ungodly. Their Advantages and Disadvantages Continued;"
"Reference to Domestic and other Vocations."

Chapter 13

"The Pious and Ungodly. Their Advantages and Disadvantages Continued;"
"With Reference to Temporal and Eternal Good."

Chapter 14

"The Pious and Ungodly. Their Advantages and Disadvantages Continued;"
With Reference to Wise and Foolish, Rich and Poor, &c."

Chapter 15

"The Pious and the Ungodly, with Reference to
Other Relations in the Religious Sphere."

Chapter 16

"The Pious and Ungodly with Reference to God.
Their Life and Action."

Chapter 17

"Personal Contentment and Peace."

Chapter 18

"Personal Virtues in our Social Life."

Chapter 19

"Personal Character, Humility, &c."

Chapter 20

"Proverbs [Rules] Governing our Personal Conduct." 20
Chapter 21

"Continue with Rules Governing Personal Character." 21
Chapter 22

 "Personal Conduct [1-16]."
"Call to Hear [16-21]."
"Personal Conduct [22-29]."

Chapter 23

"Personal Character [1-21]."
"Call to Hear [22-25]."
"Personal Conduct [26-33]."

Chapter 24

"Personal Character [1-20]."
"Call to Hear [21]."
"Personal Conduct [22-29]."
"Personal Character [30-34]."

Chapter 25

"Admonition to Fear God." 25
Chapter 26

"Warning Against the Sins of Men."

Chapter 27

"Words of the Wise."
"For Solomon [A King and Prince]."

Chapter 28

"Words of the Wise, Against Unscrupulous Dealings."

Chapter 29

"Proverbs Against Stubbornness and Insubordination."

Chapter 30

"The Words of Agur and Lemuel for Solomon: for Prince and Ruler."

Chapter 31

"The Words of a King Lemuel, for Solomon: Prince and King."
"Warnings. "MY SON", in the Second Person "Thy". "

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