The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 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.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs 25:1-3Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs (1 Kings 4:32), so this is but a portion. Hezekiah's reign was over 250 years after the death of Solomon. Cross Reference: Deut 29:29, Rom 11:33; Ezra 6:1
These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Proverbs 28:5Cross Reference: Psalms 92:6, 119:99-100, Isaiah 6:9, 44:18, 1 Cor 2:14, 1 John 2:20, 27
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
Total Verses: 22
Total Passages: 11