First chapter and I knew I would love the book of Proverbs. Guess what? I just finished the book and adored every word in it.
People these days are too busy looking for wealth they forget that they may have all the riches in the world but without wisdom they will fail.
Who wouldn’t want to have the wisdom of King Solomon right?
So I summarized my favorite verses hoping you’ll learn too!
A Father’s Exhortation: Acquire Wisdom
8 My child, listen when your father corrects you.
Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace
and be a chain of honor around your neck.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.
12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,
from those whose words are twisted.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the best part of everything you produce.
10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,
and your vats will overflow with good wine.
35 The wise inherit honor,
but fools are put to shame!
16 There are six things the Lord hates—
no, seven things he detests:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family.
8 So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.
12 To learn, you must love discipline;
it is stupid to hate correction.
11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;
wealth from hard work grows over time.
24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.
Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
and then are angry at the Lord.
21 You can make many plans,
but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.
4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit.
13 Don’t fail to discipline your children.
They won’t die if you spank them.
14 Physical discipline
may well save them from death.
9 When arguing with your neighbor,
don’t betray another person’s secret.
10 Others may accuse you of gossip,
and you will never regain your good reputation.
19 Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble
is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
a stranger, not your own lips.
4 Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood,
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
19 As a face is reflected in water,
so the heart reflects the real person.
19 A hard worker has plenty of food,
but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.
26 Those who trust their own insight are foolish,
but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.
15 To discipline a child produces wisdom,
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.
20 There is more hope for a fool
than for someone who speaks without thinking.
21 A servant pampered from childhood
will become a rebel.
23 Pride ends in humiliation,
while humility brings honor.
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
New Living Translation (NLT)