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.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs 19:11Cross Reference: Prov 17:9; 10:12
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 10:19Cross Reference: Prov 17:27, James 1:19, 3:2
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 17:27Cross Reference: James 1:19
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 29:9Prov 26:4, Mt 7:6; 11:17-19
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Proverbs 29:11Judges 16:17, Prov 12:23; 17:27-28
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Total Verses: 45
Total Passages: 32