Quotes from the Book of Proverbs

Proverbs Quotes




My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.
Proverbs 1:10

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding
Proverbs 2:6

Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you
Proverbs 2:11

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil
Proverbs 3:7

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding
Proverbs 3:13

The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens
Proverbs 3:19

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so
Proverbs 3:27

Do not say to your neighbor, ď Go, and come back, And tomorrow I will give it,Ē When you have it with you.
Proverbs 3:28

Do not strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 3:30

Do not envy the oppressor, And choose none of his ways
Proverbs 3:31

The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the home of the just
Proverbs 3:33

Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.
Proverbs 3:34

Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil
Proverbs 4:14

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23

Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
Proverbs 4:24

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths.
Proverbs 5:21

These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19

Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.
Proverbs 6:32

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver.
Proverbs 8:19

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 10: 2

He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Proverbs 10:4

The wise in heart will receive commands, But a prating fool will fall.
Proverbs 10:8

He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.
Proverbs 10:9

The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.
Proverbs 10:16

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom.
Proverbs 10:21

To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.
Proverbs 10:23

The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 10:29

Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
Proverbs 11:1

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
Proverbs 11:17

The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.
Proverbs 11:18

As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
Proverbs 11:19

Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.
Proverbs 11:21

The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Proverbs 11:23

The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
Proverbs 11:25

He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
Proverbs 11:28

The thoughts of the righteous are right, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Proverbs 12:5

A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Proverbs 12:10

He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
Proverbs 12:11

A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a manís hands will be rendered to him.
Proverbs 12:14

There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
Proverbs 12:18

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
Proverbs 12:22

The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
Proverbs 12:24

He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 13:3

The ransom of a manís life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.
Proverbs 13:8

The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.
Proverbs 14:15

The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
Proverbs 14:32

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 14:34

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Proverbs 15:3

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.
Proverbs 15:17

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
Proverbs 15:29

He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
Proverbs 15:32

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits.
Proverbs 16:2

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
Proverbs 16:5

In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity
Proverbs 16:6

Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice.
Proverbs 16:8

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

Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:19

A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
Proverbs 16:28

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
Proverbs 17:1

The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
Proverbs 17:14

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Proverbs 17:15

He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
Proverbs 17:20

Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
Proverbs 17:28

A foolís mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 18:7

He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
Proverbs 18:9

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.
Proverbs 18:12

He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:13

A manís gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
Proverbs 18:16

Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.
Proverbs 19:15

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days.
Proverbs 19:20

There are many plans in a manís heart, Nevertheless the LORDís counselóthat will stand.
Proverbs 19:21

The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing.
Proverbs 20:4

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Proverbs 20:17

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

All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
Proverbs 21:2

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
Proverbs 21:5

Getting treasures by a lying tongue Isthe fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.
Proverbs 21:6

It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 21:15

A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.
Proverbs 21:16

He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
Proverbs 21:17

Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.
Proverbs 21:19

There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.
Proverbs 21:30

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD.
Proverbs 21:31

The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:2

By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.
Proverbs 22:4

The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the LORD will fall there.
Proverbs 22:14

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Proverbs 23:23

Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them
Proverbs 24:1

Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established
Proverbs 24:3

The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men
Proverbs 24:9

If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small.
Proverbs 24:10

For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity
Proverbs 24:16

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles
Proverbs 24:17

Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the wicked
Proverbs 24:19

Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
Proverbs 24:29

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Proverbs 25:21

For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
Proverbs 25:22

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.
Proverbs 25:28

As snow in summer and rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
Proverbs 26:1

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.
Proverbs 26:4

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

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
Proverbs 27:2

A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike
Proverbs 27:15

Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Proverbs 27:20

The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Proverbs 28:9

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy
Proverbs 28:13

A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 28:20

He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.
Proverbs 28:27

The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
Proverbs 29:7

The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, But the upright seek his well-being.
Proverbs 29:10

A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
Proverbs 29:11

The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
Proverbs 29:14

The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Proverbs 29:15

Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
Proverbs 29:17

Do you see a man hasty in his words? There ismore hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 29:20

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.
Proverbs 29:27


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