God's Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic

God's Book of Proverbs: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic

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God’s Book of Proverbs includes the entire text of the book of Proverbs from the Bible arranged topically. This practical and helpful resource allows readers to quickly access and apply the wisdom and insights found in this sacred portion of Scripture. Also included is the article Connecting Wisdom to Jesus by Trevin Wax explaining how Jesus is the fount from which all wisdom flows.
 
The God’s Book of Proverbs features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.
 

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ISBN-13: 9781462780013
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 304,197
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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CHAPTER 1

Anger

"A wise person is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless."

Proverbs 14:16

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 15:1

A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but one slow to anger calms strife.

Proverbs 15:18

A king's fury is a messenger of death, but a wise person appeases it.

Proverbs 16:14

A person's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.

Proverbs 19:3

A king's rage is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 19:12

A person with intense anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.

Proverbs 19:19

A king's terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.

Proverbs 20:2

A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

Proverbs 21:14

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 22:8

Don't make friends with an angry person, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered one, or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Proverbs 22:24-25

A person who does not control his temper is like a city whose wall is broken down.

Proverbs 25:28

Fury is cruel, and anger a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?

Proverbs 27:4

Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.

Proverbs 29:8

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise person holds it in check.

Proverbs 29:11

An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered one increases rebellion.

Proverbs 29:22

If you have been foolish by exalting yourself or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth. For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.

Proverbs 30:32-33

Beauty

She [Understanding] will place a garland of favor on your head; she will give you a crown of beauty.

Proverbs 4:9

Don't lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyelashes. For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but the wife of another man goes after a precious life.

Proverbs 6:25-26

A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig's snout.

Proverbs 11:22

A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure.

Proverbs 24:3-4

A word spoken at the right time is like gold apples in silver settings. A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

Calamity

Since I [Wisdom] called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you.

Proverbs 1:24-27

At the end of your life, you will lament when your physical body has been consumed, and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and how my heart despised correction. I didn't obey my teachers or listen closely to my instructors. I am on the verge of complete ruin before the entire community."

Proverbs 5:11-14

He always plots evil with perversity in his heart; he stirs up trouble. Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly; he will be shattered instantly, beyond recovery.

Proverbs 6:14-15

The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.

Proverbs 10:14

When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.

Proverbs 10:25

The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable, but destruction awaits the malicious.

Proverbs 10:29

The one who searches for what is good seeks favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

Proverbs 11:27

By rebellious speech an evil person is trapped, but a righteous person escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 12:13

No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.

Proverbs 12:21

The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.

Proverbs 13:3

A wicked envoy falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier brings healing.

Proverbs 13:17

Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.

Proverbs 13:21

The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:6

The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:5

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 22:8

My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king, and don't associate with rebels, for destruction will come suddenly from them; who knows what distress these two can bring?

Proverbs 24:21-22

Don't abandon your friend or your father's friend, and don't go to your brother's house in your time of calamity; better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

Proverbs 27:10

Happy is the one who is always reverent, but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Proverbs 28:14

One who becomes stiff-necked, after many reprimands will be shattered instantly — beyond recovery.

Proverbs 29:1

Conflict

The Lord hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil, a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 6:16-19

Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 10:12

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 10:18

Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.

Proverbs 13:10

Fools mock at making reparation, but there is goodwill among the upright.

Proverbs 14:9

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 15:1

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred.

Proverbs 15:17

A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but one slow to anger calms strife.

Proverbs 15:18

When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7

A contrary person spreads conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:28

Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:1

Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.

Proverbs 17:9

To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.

Proverbs 17:14

One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Proverbs 17:19

When a wicked person comes, contempt also comes, and along with dishonor, derision.

Proverbs 18:3

Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.

Proverbs 18:18

An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

Proverbs 18:19

Honor belongs to the person who ends a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3

A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

Proverbs 21:14

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Proverbs 22:10

Singing songs to a troubled heart is like taking off clothing on a cold day or like pouring vinegar on soda.

Proverbs 25:20

The north wind produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Proverbs 25:23

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that's not his is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Like a madman who throws flaming darts and deadly arrows, so is the person who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

Proverbs 26:17-19

Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.

As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:20-21

A greedy person stirs up conflict, but whoever trusts in the Lord will prosper.

Proverbs 28:25

Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.

Proverbs 29:8

If a wise person goes to court with a fool, there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.

Proverbs 29:9

An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered one increases rebellion.

Proverbs 29:22

If you have been foolish by exalting yourself or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth. For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.

Proverbs 30:32-33

Deception

Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil, in the end she's as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol. She doesn't consider the path of life; she doesn't know that her ways are unstable.

Proverbs 5:3-6

She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare — he doesn't know it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:21-23

The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked is deceitful.

Proverbs 12:5

Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.

Proverbs 12:17

One person pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth.

Proverbs 13:7

The sensible person's wisdom is to consider his way, but the stupidity of fools deceives them.

Proverbs 14:8

There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death.

Proverbs 14:12, 16:25

The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

Proverbs 16:30

A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.

Proverbs 17:8

The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.

Proverbs 18:11

The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

Proverbs 18:17

"It's worthless, it's worthless!" the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats.

Proverbs 20:14

Food gained by fraud is sweet to a person, but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.

Proverbs 20:17

Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.

Proverbs 21:6

The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.

Proverbs 22:14

When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite; don't desire his choice food, for that food is deceptive.

Proverbs 23:1-3

Don't wear yourself out to get rich; because you know better, stop! As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears, for it makes wings for itself and flies like an eagle to the sky.

Proverbs 23:4-5

Don't eat a stingy person's bread, and don't desire his choice food, for it's like someone calculating inwardly. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you. You will vomit the little you've eaten and waste your pleasant words.

Proverbs 23:6-8

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit, and a wayward woman is a narrow well; indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber and increases the number of unfaithful people.

Proverbs 23:26-28

Don't gaze at wine because it is red, because it gleams in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.

Proverbs 23:31-32

The one who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 25:14

Smooth lips with an evil heart are like glaze on an earthen vessel.

Proverbs 26:23

Like a madman who throws flaming darts and deadly arrows, so is the person who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

Proverbs 26:18-19

A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within. When he speaks graciously, don't believe him, for there are seven detestable things in his heart. Though his hatred is concealed by deception, his evil will be revealed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:24-26

Better an open reprimand than concealed love.

Proverbs 27:5

The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.

Proverbs 27:6

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and people's eyes are never satisfied.

Proverbs 27:20

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

Diligence

Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.

Proverbs 10:4

The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

Proverbs 10:5

The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

Proverbs 12:11

The wicked desire what evil people have caught, but the root of the righteous is productive.

Proverbs 12:12

A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the work of a person's hands will reward him.

Proverbs 12:14

The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:24

A lazy hunter doesn't roast his game, but to a diligent person, his wealth is precious.

Proverbs 12:27

The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:4

Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.

Proverbs 13:11

Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.

Proverbs 14:4

There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:23

A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.

Proverbs 16:26

A person's gift opens doors for him and brings him before the great.

Proverbs 18:16

The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.

Proverbs 21:5

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of the unknown.

Proverbs 22:29

Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; afterward, build your house.

Proverbs 24:27

Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

Proverbs 27:18

The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Proverbs 28:19

She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from far away. She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants. She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings. She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong. She sees that her profits are good, and her lamp never goes out at night. She extends her hands to the spinning staff, and her hands hold the spindle. She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple. She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.

Proverbs 31:13-19,21-22,27

(Continues…)



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Table of Contents

God's Book of Proverbs,
How to Read God's Book of Proverbs,
Anger,
Beauty,
Calamity,
Conflict,
Deception,
Diligence,
Discernment,
Discipline,
Drunkenness,
Excess,
Faithfulness,
Favor,
Fear of the Lord,
Fidelity,
Folly,
Friendship,
Greed,
Guidance,
Happiness,
The Heart,
Honesty,
Honor,
Hope,
Humility,
Impulsiveness,
Inexperience,
Integrity,
Justice,
Kindness,
Knowledge,
Laziness,
Life,
Love,
Lying,
Marriage,
Money,
Motives,
Neighbors,
Obedience,
Oppression,
Patience,
Peace,
Pride,
Prosperity,
Prudence,
Purity,
Righteousness,
Rulers,
Security,
Self-control,
Sovereignty of God,
Sowing & Reaping,
Speech,
Temptation,
Theft,
Violence,
Wealth,
Wickedness,
Wisdom,
Wonder,
Index,

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