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Proverbs
Albert N. Martin
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see also:
Charles Spurgeon on Proverbs

Charles Bridges Commentary on Proverbs
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Proverbs 1:1
“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel.”
 53:45 
Proverbs 1:2-6
“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.”
 1:1:43 
Proverbs 1:7
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
 47:46 
Proverbs 1:8-9
“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”
 1:04:41 
Proverbs 1:10
“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”
 53:45 
Proverbs 1:11-19
“If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.”
 1:01:43 
Proverbs 1:20-23
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.”
 57:44 
Proverbs 1:24-33
“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”
 55:44 
Proverbs 2:1-4
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;”
 59:43 
Proverbs 2:5-9
“Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.”
 49:46 
Proverbs 2:8
“He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.”
 47:46 
Proverbs 2:10-11
“When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:”
 49:45 
Proverbs 2:12-15
“To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:”
 59:43 
Proverbs 2:16-19
“To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.”
 55:44 
Proverbs 2:20
“That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.”
 58:43 
Proverbs 2:21-22
“For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.”
 52:45 
Proverbs 3:1
“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:”
 55:44 
Proverbs 3:2
“For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.”
 51:45 
Proverbs 3:3
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:”
 51:45 
Proverbs 3:4
“So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.”
 53:45 
Proverbs 3:5a
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;”
 57:43 
Proverbs 3:5b
“and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
 1:04:42 
Proverbs 3:6a
“In all thy ways acknowledge him,”
 43:47 
Proverbs 3:6b
“and he shall direct thy paths.”
 59:43 
Proverbs 3:7a
“Be not wise in thine own eyes:”
 57:44 
Proverbs 3:7b
“fear the LORD.”
 58:43 
Proverbs 3:8
“It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”
 57:44 
Proverbs 3:9
“Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”
 56:44 
Proverbs 3:10
“So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
 1:05:42 
Proverbs 3:11-12
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
 1:01:43 
Proverbs 3:11-12
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
 1:07:41 
Proverbs 3:11-12
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
 55:44 
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”
 7:41 
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”
 5:11 
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”
 2:32 
“He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.”
 3:22 
“The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.”
 9:27 
“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. ”
 56:33 
“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”
 4:02 
“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
 2:47 
“The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.”
 0:34 
“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”
 1:19 
“The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.”
 0:54 
“Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.”
 1:50 
“The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.”
 0:20 
“The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.”
 2:13 
“An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.”
 3:31 
“A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.”
 1:21 
“A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. ; He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.”
 1:24 
“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.”
 1:14 
“The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.”
 3:19 
“A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”
 1:51 
“The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”
 5:10 
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”
 2:18 
“A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
 3:57 
“Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.”
 2:01 
“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.”
 2:48 
“The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.”
 10:23 
“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.”
 2:23 
“Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.”
 6:06 
“He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.”
 2:33 
“It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.”
 1:29 
“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.”
 7:11 
“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.”
 2:31 
“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”
 0:52 
“A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.”
 2:11 
“The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.”
 5:08 
“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?”
 1:57 
“Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.”
 4:07 
“Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.”
 3:01 
“Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.”
 1:18 
“Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.”
 3:11 
“I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”
 9:15 
“Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.”
 2:13 
“By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.”
 2:21 
“A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.”
 0:53 
“The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.”
 6:30 
“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”
 2:12 
“Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.”
 4:16 
 Proverbs 27:1 (sermon) 
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
 74:39 
“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”
 1:27 
 Proverbs 28:13 - #1 (sermon) 
“Whoso covereth his sins.”
 67:40 
 Proverbs 28:13 - #2 (sermon) 
“Shall not prosper.”
 60:42 
 Proverbs 28:13 - #3 (sermon) 
“He Who Confesseth Shall Have Mercy.”
 54:44 
 Proverbs 28:13 - #4 (sermon) 
“God's Law of Dispensing Mercy.”
 72:39 
 Proverbs 28:13 (Radio Broadcast) 
“How the Unsaved Shall Not Prosper.”
 26:52 
 Proverbs 28:13 (Radio Broadcast) 
“How the Saved Shall Not Prosper.”
 26:52 
“A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.”
 1:43 
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.”
 0:44 
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
 3:55 
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
 68:38 
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
 72:40 
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
 65:41 

Charles Spurgeon on Proverbs
Charles Bridges Commentary on Proverbs (in web-browser & e-Sword formats)