A Study in Proverbs
(Prov 7:1 NASB) My son, keep my words, And treasure my commandments within you. (Prov 7:2 NASB) Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye. (Prov 7:3 NASB) Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. (Prov 7:4...read more
(Prov 5:1 NASB) My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; (Prov 5:2 NASB) That you may observe discretion, And your lips may reserve knowledge. Prov 5:2: Here Solomon is going to teach his sons discretion. (Prov 5:3...read more
(Prov 4:1 NASB) Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, (Prov 4:2 NASB) For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction. Prov 4:2: Here we see Solomon advising the people as if they were his...read more
(Prov 3:1 NASB) My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; Prov 3:1: The Hebrew term for "teaching" here is Torah. He tells His people to not forget His Torah (Psalm 119:93, 153, 176, Prov. 6:20-23). Hosea tells us that the...read more
(Prov 2:1 NASB) My son, if you will receive my sayings, And treasure my commandments within you, Prov 2:1: The heavenly Father is personified here as the father of the son. A father is to teach His son the Torah (Deut 11:18-21, Psalm 119:9-12, Deut 6:20-25, Eph...read more
(Prov 1:1 NASB) The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: Prov 1:1: Most of the proverbs found in Solomon's book are concise and pointed. They draw the attention of the learner, imprinting themselves upon his memory, teaching him an important...read more
The Hebrew title of this book is mishley shelomoh, translated "The Proverbs of Solomon." The term "proverb" (mashal, Heb.) is derived from a root meaning primarily "to be like" and is used as comparisons, rules of living, parables, sayings, or discourses on wisdom. ...read more
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