A Study in Proverbs

Proverbs Chapter 7

(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...

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Proverbs Chapter 5

(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 NASB)  For...

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Proverbs Chapter 4

(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...

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Proverbs Chapter 3

(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...

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Proverbs Chapter 2

(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...

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Proverbs Chapter 1

(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...

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Proverbs: An Introduction

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. ...

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