Proverbs Chapter 19

(Prov 19:1 NASB)  Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. Prov 19:1:      Integrity is much better than wealth.   (Prov 19:2 NASB)  Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who makes...

Proverbs Chapter 18

(Prov 18:1 NASB)  He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. Prov 18:1:      This appears to be a warning against reclusive behavior.   (Prov 18:2 NASB)  A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his...

Proverbs Chapter 17

(Prov 17:1 NASB)  Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife. Prov 17:1:      The Hebrew term for “feasting” is zebach, which is a term referring to the families portion of the peace offering. Strife, even under...

Proverbs Chapter 16

(Prov 16:1 NASB)  The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. Prov 16:1:      We have several examples of Elohim giving the answers for His people: Moses (Ex. 4:11-12), Jeremiah (Jer. 1:7-9), the disciples (Matt. 10:19-20), and...

Proverbs Chapter 15

(Prov 15:1 NASB)  A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1:      It is easy to stir up anger with a few harsh words.  But there is no reason to stir up anger when it is not necessary.   (Prov 15:2 NASB)  The tongue of the wise...

Proverbs Chapter 14

(Prov 14:1 NASB)  The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Prov 14:1:      The woman has a unique role in building her house.  It takes constant work and industrious management on her part to raise a family and to build a...

Proverbs Chapter 13

(Prov 13:1 NASB)  A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Prov 13:1:      A wise son listens to and accepts his fathers discipline.  A foolish son does not.   (Prov 13:2 NASB)  From the fruit of a man’s...

Proverbs Chapter 12

(Prov 12:1 NASB)  Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid. Prov 12:1:      Discipline is training by words or deeds.   (Prov 12:2 NASB)  A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil....

Proverbs Chapter 11

(Prov 11:1 NASB)  A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight. Prov 11:1:      Improper business dealings are prohibited in Torah (Lev. 19:35-36, Deut. 25:13-16).   (Prov 11:2 NASB)  When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But...

Proverbs Chapter 10

(Prov 10:1 NASB)  The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother. Prov 10:1:      This is a very basic truth in life.  This is a contrast between a wise son and a foolish son and the effects they have on their...

Proverbs Chaper 9

(Prov 9:1 NASB)  Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; (Prov 9:2 NASB)  She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table; (Prov 9:3 NASB)  She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of...

Proverbs Chapter 8

(Prov 8:1 NASB)  Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? Prov 8:1:      Wisdom is personified in the feminine gender in this chapter.   (Prov 8:2 NASB)  On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; (Prov 8:3...

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