Proverbs of Solomon

“Solomon is the author of literally thousands of proverbs.  The proverbs are short poems, usually in the form of couplets, which set high ethical standards and give practical advice for daily living through the use of comparative or perhaps antithetical, imagery.

Such poetic verses place high value on wisdom and sharply contrast good and evil, righteousness and wickedness, justice and injustice.  The Hebrew proverbs are distinct in that all wisdom is seen as flowing from the true God, rather than being a mere accumulation of human observation and experience.

To facilitate understanding, the proverbs and wise sayings are presented here under appropriate topic headings.  By seeing the individual proverbs in the context of others dealing with the same subject, one can gain a richer appreciation for ‘the wisdom that comes from heaven.'”

Introduction to wisdom

THE CALL OF WISDOM     Proverbs 8, Proverbs 9:1-6

BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING WISDOM     Proverbs 2, Proverbs 3:13-24

DANGERS OF REJECTING WISDOM     Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 9:13-18


All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.