Proverbs Chapter 31

(Prov 31:1 NASB)  The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him. Prov 31:1:      Lemuel means “unto Elohim” or “dedicated to Elohim.”  Strong’s Concordance states that this is likely a name given to Solomon by his...

Proverbs Chapter 30

(Prov 30:1 NASB)  The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: Prov 30:1:      According to Strong’s Concordance, Agur is another name for Solomon and Jakeh is also another name for Solomon. One Rabbinic...

Proverbs Chapter 29

(Prov 29:1 NASB)  A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy. Prov 29:1:      If one ignores correction for too long, they will be broken beyond any possibility of healing (Zech. 1:3-6, Prov. 1:24-33).   (Prov 29:2 NASB)  When...

Proverbs Chapter 28

(Prov 28:1 NASB)  The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion. Prov 28:1:      The wicked can never rest because they know that their past can come back and haunt them at any time.  The Hebrew word for “bold” can also mean...

Proverbs Chapter 27

(Prov 27:1 NASB)  Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Prov 27:1:      There is too much uncertainly in life to boast about that which has not happened.   (Prov 27:2 NASB)  Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A...

Proverbs Chapter 26

(Prov 26:1 NASB)  Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool. Prov 26:1:      The first part of the chapter discusses fools.  To begin with, honor is not fitting for a fool.   (Prov 26:2 NASB)  Like a sparrow in its flitting, like...

Proverbs Chapter 25

(Prov 25:1 NASB)  These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed. Prov 25:1:      Apparently King Hezekiah had more proverbs of Solomon transcribed a couple hundred years after the previous section was written.   (Prov 25:2...

Proverbs Chapter 24

(Prov 24:1 NASB)  Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them; (Prov 24:2 NASB)  For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble. Prov 24:2:      This is another warning against associating with, or being envious of, evil men.   (Prov...

Proverbs Chapter 23

(Prov 23:1 NASB)  When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; (Prov 23:2 NASB)  And put a knife to your throat, If you are a man of great appetite. (Prov 23:3 NASB)  Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food. Prov 23:3: ...

Proverbs Chapter 22

(Prov 22:1 NASB)  A good name is to be more desired than great riches, Favor is better than silver and gold. Prov 22:1:      A good name means someone with good character and a good reputation.  A good name is worth more than wealth. Favor (grace) is worth more than...

Proverbs Chapter 21

(Prov 21:1 NASB)  The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. Prov 21:1:      We have seen numerous examples of this in Scripture.  Pharoah refused to let Israel leave because Elohim hardened his heart (Ex....

Proverbs Chapter 20

(Prov 20:1 NASB)  Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. Prov 20:1:      Scripture does not condemn, nor discourage, the use of alcohol.  The Hebrew term for “intoxicated” here is the Hebrew word shagah and...

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