Bible Proverbs Quotes – Huge List of Wisdom Verses!

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521 Bible Scripture Quotes from Proverbs – Draw Wisdom from these Verses about Life

Proverbs are given to communicate general truths. They help point us towards the pathway of wisdom. Enjoy this extensive list of Bible Proverbs Quotes!

Most of The Book of Proverbs is closely connected to King Solomon, who was the wisest person who ever lived (or will live). In 1 Kings Chapter 3, God appeared to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask for whatever he wanted God to give him. Solomon asked for a discerning heart to govern God’s people and to distinguish between right and wrong. God was pleased with his request and granted it.

As we read these Bible Verses from Proverbs, it is my prayer that we would hear these words and put them into practice. As James 3:17 says, “The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

  1. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

  2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

  3. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

  4. My son, do not despise the LORD’S discipline, & do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in. Proverbs 3:11-12

  5. Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. Proverbs 3:13-14

  6. By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding He set the heavens in place; by His knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. Proverbs 3:19-20

  7. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27

  8. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:6-7

  9. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

  10. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

  11. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Proverbs 4:26

  12. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:10-11

  13. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. Proverbs 9:9

  14. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

  15. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:11

  16. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. Proverbs 9:12

  17. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. Proverbs 10:1

  18. Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 10:2

  19. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:3

  20. Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4

  21. He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. Proverbs 10:5

  22. Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:6

  23. The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7

  24. The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8

  25. Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9

  26. Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:10

  27. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Proverbs 10:11

  28. Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12

  29. Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense. Proverbs 10:13

  30. The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. Proverbs 10:14

  31. The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. Proverbs 10:16

  32. Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
    Proverbs 10:17

  33. Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. Proverbs 10:18

  34. Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. Proverbs 10:19

  35. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. Proverbs 10:20

  36. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense. Proverbs 10:21

  37. The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it. Proverbs 10:22

  38. A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in
    wisdom. Proverbs 10:23

  39. What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted. Proverbs 10:24

  40. When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25

  41. The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. Proverbs 10:27

  42. The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. Proverbs 10:28

  43. The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. Proverbs 10:29

  44. The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. Proverbs 10:30

  45. From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
    Proverbs 10:31

  46. The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
    Proverbs 10:32

  47. The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him. Proverbs 11:1

  48. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

  49. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Proverbs 11:3

  50. Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. Proverbs 11:4

  51. The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. Proverbs 11:5

  52. The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. Proverbs 11:6

  53. Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing. Proverbs 11:7

  54. The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead. Proverbs 11:8

  55. With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
    Proverbs 11:9

  56. When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. Proverbs 11:10

  57. Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
    Proverbs 11:11

  58. Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
    Proverbs 11:12

  59. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. Proverbs 11:13

  60. For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 11:14

  61. A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth. Proverbs 11:16

  62. Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. Proverbs 11:17

  63. A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
    Proverbs 11:18

  64. Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death. Proverbs 11:19

  65. The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
    Proverbs 11:20

  66. Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free. Proverbs 11:21

  67. Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. Proverbs 11:22

  68. The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. Proverbs 11:23

  69. One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. Proverbs 11:24

  70. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

  71. People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.
    Proverbs 11:26

  72. Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it. Proverbs 11:27

  73. Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. Proverbs 11:28

  74. Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. Proverbs 11:29

  75. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. Proverbs 11:30

  76. If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner! Proverbs 11:31

  77. Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 12:1

  78. Good people obtain favor from the Lord, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. Proverbs 12:2

  79. No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted. Proverbs 12:3

  80. A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. Proverbs 12:4

  81. The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. Proverbs 12:5

  82. The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. Proverbs 12:6

  83. The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. Proverbs 12:7

  84. A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised. Proverbs 12:8

  85. Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. Proverbs 12:9

  86. The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10

  87. Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
    Proverbs 12:11

  88. The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures. Proverbs 12:12

  89. Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. Proverbs 12:13

  90. From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. Proverbs 12:14

  91. The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15

  92. Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12:16

  93. An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. Proverbs 12:17

  94. The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

  95. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. Proverbs 12:19

  96. Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. Proverbs 12:20

  97. No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. Proverbs 12:21

  98. The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in people who are trustworthy. Proverbs 12:22

  99. The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart blurts out folly. Proverbs 12:23

  100. Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. Proverbs 12:24

  101. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25

  102. The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26

  103. In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. Proverbs 12:28

  104. A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. Proverbs 13:1

  105. From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
    Proverbs 13:2

  106. Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. Proverbs 13:3

  107. A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4

  108. The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. Proverbs 13:5

  109. Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6

  110. One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
    Proverbs 13:7

  111. A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes. Proverbs 13:8

  112. The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. Proverbs 13:9

  113. Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10

  114. Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. Proverbs 13:11

  115. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

  116. Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded. Proverbs 13:13

  117. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:14

  118. Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction. Proverbs 13:15

  119. All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly. Proverbs 13:16

  120. A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. Proverbs 13:17

  121. Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
    Proverbs 13:18

  122. A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. Proverbs 13:19

  123. Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

  124. Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things. Proverbs 13:21

  125. A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22

  126. An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away. Proverbs 13:23

  127. Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24

  128. The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry. Proverbs 13:25

  129. The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Proverbs 14:1

  130. Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise Him are devious in their ways. Proverbs 14:2

  131. A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them. Proverbs 14:3

  132. An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. Proverbs 14:5

  133. The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. Proverbs 14:6

  134. Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. Proverbs 14:7

  135. The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Proverbs 14:8

  136. Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. Proverbs 14:9

  137. Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. Proverbs 14:10

  138. The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. Proverbs 14:11

  139. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

  140. Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. Proverbs 14:13

  141. The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs. Proverbs 14:14

  142. The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. Proverbs 14:15

  143. The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. Proverbs 14:16

  144. A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated. Proverbs 14:17

  145. The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:18

  146. Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
    Proverbs 14:19

  147. The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. Proverbs 14:20

  148. It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. Proverbs 14:21

  149. Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. Proverbs 14:22

  150. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

  151. The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. Proverbs 14:24

  152. A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. Proverbs 14:25

  153. Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26

  154. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27

  155. A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. Proverbs 14:28

  156. Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29

  157. A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

  158. Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31

  159. When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God. Proverbs 14:32

  160. Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. Proverbs 14:33

  161. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. Proverbs 14:34

  162. A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury. Proverbs 14:35

  163. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

  164. The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. Proverbs 15:2

  165. The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. Proverbs 15:3

  166. The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4

  167. A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. Proverbs 15:5

  168. The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. Proverbs 15:6

  169. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright. Proverbs 15:7

  170. The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases Him. Proverbs 15:8

  171. The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue righteousness. Proverbs 15:9

  172. Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. Proverbs 15:10

  173. Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord – how much more do human hearts! Proverbs 15:11

  174. Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. Proverbs 15:12

  175. A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13

  176. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. Proverbs 15:14

  177. All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15

  178. Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16

  179. Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17

  180. A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. Proverbs 15:18

  181. The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. Proverbs 15:19

  182. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Proverbs 15:20

  183. Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
    Proverbs 15:21

  184. Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

  185. A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23

  186. The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
    Proverbs 15:24

  187. The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He sets the widow’s boundary stones in place. Proverbs 15:25

  188. The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in His sight. Proverbs 15:26

  189. The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. Proverbs 15:27

  190. The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. Proverbs 15:28

  191. The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29

  192. Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30

  193. Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. Proverbs 15:31

  194. Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding. Proverbs 15:32

  195. Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

  196. To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
    Proverbs 16:1

  197. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Proverbs 16:2

  198. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

  199. The Lord works out everything to its proper end – even the wicked for a day of disaster. Proverbs 16:4

  200. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5

  201. Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. Proverbs 16:6

  202. When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them.
    Proverbs 16:7

  203. Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. Proverbs 16:8

  204. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9

  205. Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of His making. Proverbs 16:11

  206. Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. Proverbs 16:12

  207. Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right. Proverbs 16:13

  208. A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it. Proverbs 16:14

  209. When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. Proverbs 16:15

  210. How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16

  211. The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. Proverbs 16:17

  212. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

  213. Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. Proverbs 16:19

  214. Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20

  215. The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. Proverbs 16:21

  216. Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools. Proverbs 16:22

  217. The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. Proverbs 16:23

  218. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

  219. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25

  220. The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on. Proverbs 16:26

  221. A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. Proverbs 16:27

  222. A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28

  223. A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good. Proverbs 16:29

  224. Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil. Proverbs 16:30

  225. Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31

  226. Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

  227. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:33

  228. Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1

  229. A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
    Proverbs 17:2

  230. The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart. Proverbs 17:3

  231. A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. Proverbs 17:4

  232. Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. Proverbs 17:5

  233. Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6

  234. Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool – how much worse lying lips to a ruler! Proverbs 17:7

  235. A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. Proverbs 17:8

  236. Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9

  237. A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool. Proverbs 17:10

  238. Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. Proverbs 17:11

  239. Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly. Proverbs 17:12

  240. Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good. Proverbs 17:13

  241. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14

  242. Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent – the Lord detests them both. Proverbs 17:15

  243. Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it? Proverbs 17:16

  244. A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17

  245. Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. Proverbs 17:19

  246. One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. Proverbs 17:20

  247. To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. Proverbs 17:21

  248. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

  249. The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice. Proverbs 17:23

  250. A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24

  251. A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him. Proverbs 17:25

  252. If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right. Proverbs 17:26

  253. The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Proverbs 17:27

  254. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:28

  255. An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. Proverbs 18:1

  256. Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. Proverbs 18:2

  257. When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. Proverbs 18:3

  258. The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. Proverbs 18:4

  259. It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. Proverbs 18:5

  260. The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. Proverbs 18:6

  261. The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. Proverbs 18:7

  262. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. Proverbs 18:8

  263. One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. Proverbs 18:9

  264. The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

  265. The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. Proverbs 18:11

  266. Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12

  267. To answer before listening – that is folly and shame. Proverbs 18:13

  268. The human spirit can endure in sickness, a crushed spirit who can bear? Proverbs 18:14

  269. The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15

  270. A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. Proverbs 18:16

  271. In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. Proverbs 18:17

  272. Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. Proverbs 18:18

  273. A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
    Proverbs 18:19

  274. From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
    Proverbs 18:20

  275. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

  276. He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22

  277. The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. Proverbs 18:23

  278. One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

  279. Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. Proverbs 19:1

  280. Desire without knowledge is not good – how much more will hasty feet miss the way! Proverbs 19:2

  281. A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord. Proverbs 19:3

  282. Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them. Proverbs 19:4

  283. A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free. Proverbs 19:5

  284. Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. Proverbs 19:6

  285. The poor are shunned by all their relatives – how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found. Proverbs 19:7

  286. The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. Proverbs 19:8

  287. A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9

  288. It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! Proverbs 19:10

  289. A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11

  290. A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. Proverbs 19:12

  291. A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
    Proverbs 19:13

  292. Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19:14

  293. Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry. Proverbs 19:15

  294. Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
    Proverbs 19:16

  295. Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done. Proverbs 19:17

  296. Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death. Proverbs 19:18

  297. A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again. Proverbs 19:19

  298. Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Proverbs 19:20

  299. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

  300. What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. Proverbs 19:22

  301. The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 19:23

  302. Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
    Proverbs 19:25

  303. Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace. Proverbs 19:26

  304. Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

  305. A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. Proverbs 19:28

  306. Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. Proverbs 19:29

  307. Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1

  308. A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. Proverbs 20:2

  309. It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. Proverbs 20:3

  310. Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. Proverbs 20:4

  311. The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5

  312. Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? Proverbs 20:6

  313. The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. Proverbs 20:7

  314. Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? Proverbs 20:9

  315. Differing weights and differing measures – the Lord detests them both. Proverbs 20:10

  316. Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? Proverbs 20:11

  317. Ears that hear and eyes that see – the Lord has made them both. Proverbs 20:12

  318. Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. Proverbs 20:13

  319. Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Proverbs 20:15

  320. Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. Proverbs 20:17

  321. Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. Proverbs 20:18

  322. A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. Proverbs 20:19

  323. If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. Proverbs 20:20

  324. An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. Proverbs 20:21

  325. Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 20:22

  326. The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. Proverbs 20:23

  327. A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? Proverbs 20:24

  328. It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. Proverbs 20:25

  329. A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. Proverbs 20:26

  330. The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being. Proverbs 20:27

  331. Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. Proverbs 20:28

  332. The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. Proverbs 20:29

  333. Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. Proverbs 20:30

  334. In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that He channels toward all who please Him.
    Proverbs 21:1

  335. A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2

  336. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3

  337. Haughty eyes and a proud heart – the unplowed field of the wicked – produce sin. Proverbs 21:4

  338. The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Proverbs 21:5

  339. A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. Proverbs 21:6

  340. The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. Proverbs 21:7

  341. The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. Proverbs 21:8

  342. Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverbs 21:9

  343. The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. Proverbs 21:10

  344. When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. Proverbs 21:11

  345. The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. Proverbs 21:12

  346. Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. Proverbs 21:13

  347. A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath. Proverbs 21:14

  348. When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. Proverbs 21:15

  349. Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. Proverbs 21:16

  350. Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. Proverbs 21:17

  351. The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. Proverbs 21:18

  352. Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. Proverbs 21:19

  353. The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. Proverbs 21:20

  354. Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

  355. One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust. Proverbs 21:22

  356. Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

  357. The proud and arrogant person – “Mocker” is his name – behaves with insolent fury. Proverbs 21:24

  358. The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. Proverbs 21:25-26

  359. The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable – how much more so when brought with evil intent! Proverbs 21:27

  360. A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. Proverbs 21:28

  361. The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. Proverbs 21:29

  362. There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. Proverbs 21:30

  363. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 21:31

  364. A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1

  365. Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2

  366. The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 22:3

  367. Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

  368. In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. Proverbs 22:5

  369. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

  370. The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7

  371. Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. Proverbs 22:8

  372. The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9

  373. Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. Proverbs 22:10

  374. One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. Proverbs 22:11

  375. The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but He frustrates the words of the unfaithful. Proverbs 22:12

  376. The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the Lord’s wrath falls into it.
    Proverbs 22:14

  377. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. Proverbs 22:15

  378. One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich – both come to poverty. Proverbs 22:16

  379. Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life. Proverbs 22:22-23

  380. Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. Proverbs 22:24-25

  381. Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. Proverbs 22:26-27

  382. Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. Proverbs 22:28

  383. Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. Proverbs 22:29

  384. Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Proverbs 23:4

  385. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:5

  386. Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. Proverbs 23:6-7

  387. Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words. Proverbs 23:9

  388. Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, for their Defender is strong; He will take up their case against you. Proverbs 23:10-11

  389. Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

  390. Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death. Proverbs 23:13-14

  391. My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:15-16

  392. Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18

  393. Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path: Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. Proverbs 23:19-21

  394. Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it – wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! Proverbs 23:22-25

  395. My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways, for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
    Proverbs 23:26-28

  396. Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?” Proverbs 23:29-35

  397. Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. Proverbs 24:1-2

  398. By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4

  399. The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength. Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 24:5-6

  400. Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths. Proverbs 24:7

  401. Whoever plots evil will be known as a schemer. The schemes of folly are sin, and people detest a mocker. Proverbs 24:8-9

  402. If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone according to what they have done? Proverbs 24:10-12

  403. Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:13-14

  404. Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place; for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. Proverbs 24:15-16

  405. Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn His wrath away from them. Proverbs 24:17-18

  406. Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. Proverbs 24:19-20

  407. Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials, for those two will send sudden destruction on them, and who knows what calamities they can bring? Proverbs 24:21-22

  408. These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them. Proverbs 24:23-25

  409. An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Proverbs 24:26

  410. Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. Proverbs 24:27

  411. Do not testify against your neighbor without cause – would you use your lips to mislead? Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.” Proverbs 24:28-29

  412. I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 24:30-34

  413. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. Proverbs 25:2-3

  414. Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel; remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. Proverbs 25:4-5

  415. Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. Proverbs 25:6-7

  416. What you have seen with your eyes do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? Proverbs 25:8

  417. If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence, or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand. Proverbs 25:9-10

  418. Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear. Proverbs 25:11-12

  419. Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master. Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given. Proverbs 25:13-14

  420. Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Proverbs 25:15

  421. Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor. Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble. Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. Proverbs 25:18-20

  422. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22

  423. Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue – which provokes a horrified look. Proverbs 25:23

  424. Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverbs 25:24

  425. Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked. Proverbs 25:25-26

  426. It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep. Proverbs 25:27

  427. Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28

  428. Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. Proverbs 26:1

  429. Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. Proverbs 26:2

  430. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! Proverbs 26:3

  431. Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:4

  432. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. Proverbs 26:5

  433. Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison. Proverbs 26:6

  434. Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. Proverbs 26:7

  435. Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. Proverbs 26:8

  436. Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. Proverbs 26:9

  437. Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. Proverbs 26:10

  438. Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them. Proverbs 26:12

  439. A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly. Proverbs 26:16

  440. Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own. Proverbs 26:17

  441. Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” Proverbs 26:18-19

  442. Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. Proverbs 26:20-22

  443. Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. Proverbs 26:23

  444. Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts. Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. Proverbs 26:24-26

  445. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. Proverbs 26:27

  446. A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Proverbs 26:28

  447. Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1

  448. Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2

  449. Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. Proverbs 27:3

  450. Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:4

  451. Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Proverbs 27:5

  452. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6

  453. One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. Proverbs 27:7

  454. Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home. Proverbs 27:8

  455. Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. Proverbs 27:9

  456. Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you – better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. Proverbs 27:10

  457. Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
    Proverbs 27:11

  458. The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 27:12

  459. If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14

  460. A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. Proverbs 27:15-16

  461. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

  462. The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored. Proverbs 27:18

  463. As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19

  464. Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes. Proverbs 27:20

  465. The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. Proverbs 27:21

  466. Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them. Proverbs 27:22

  467. The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

  468. When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. Proverbs 28:2

  469. A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. Proverbs 28:3

  470. Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them. Proverbs 28:4

  471. Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully. Proverbs 28:5

  472. Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. Proverbs 28:6

  473. A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. Proverbs 28:7

  474. Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor. Proverbs 28:8

  475. If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable. Proverbs 28:9

  476. Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. Proverbs 28:10

  477. The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are. Proverbs 28:11

  478. When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding. Proverbs 28:12

  479. Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13

  480. Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
    Proverbs 28:14

  481. Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people. Proverbs 28:15

  482. A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign. Proverbs 28:16

  483. Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back. Proverbs 28:17

  484. The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit. Proverbs 28:18

  485. Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty. Proverbs 28:19

  486. A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. Proverbs 28:20

  487. To show partiality is not good – yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread. Proverbs 28:21

  488. The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them. Proverbs 28:22

  489. Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue. Proverbs 28:23

  490. Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys. Proverbs 28:24

  491. The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper. Proverbs 28:25

  492. Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. Proverbs 28:26

  493. Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. Proverbs 28:27

  494. When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.
    Proverbs 28:28

  495. Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed – without remedy. Proverbs 29:1

  496. When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2

  497. A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
    Proverbs 29:3

  498. By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. Proverbs 29:4

  499. Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet. Proverbs 29:5

  500. Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad. Proverbs 29:6

  501. The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Proverbs 29:7

  502. Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger. Proverbs 29:8

  503. If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace. Proverbs 29:9

  504. The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright. Proverbs 29:10

  505. Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

  506. If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. Proverbs 29:12

  507. The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both. Proverbs 29:13

  508. If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever. Proverbs 29:14

  509. A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother. Proverbs 29:15

  510. When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. Proverbs 29:16

  511. Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire. Proverbs 29:17

  512. Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs 29:18

  513. Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond. Proverbs 29:19

  514. Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them. Proverbs 29:20

  515. A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent. Proverbs 29:21

  516. An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins. Proverbs 29:22

  517. Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. Proverbs 29:23

  518. The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify. Proverbs 29:24

  519. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25

  520. Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice. Proverbs 29:26

  521. The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright. Proverbs 29:27

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