Themes in the Book of Proverbs

Welcome to the Proverbs Project!
This project is still a work in progress. The book of Proverbs is loaded with excellent insights and truths, but the way the proverbs are organized (especially chapters 10 thru 30) felt rather random, chaotic, and even sometimes redundant. So as a pet project I decided to organize the verses by similar themes; but as is often the case the scope of the project has grown beyond the original idea.

The book of Proverbs is both spiritual and practical; It is chock-full with everyday wisdom. Here is what I have so far.

    About God

    1. Acknowledge & Trust God (24)
    2. Creator & Supreme Being (24)
    3. Divine Providence (54)
    4. Godís Perspective (35)
    5. Reverential Fear (35)

    Communication

    1. Contention & Strife (41)
    2. Correction & Reproof (48)
    3. Counsel (19)
    4. Deception & Flattery  (2)
    5. Discretion (19)
    6. Excellent Speech (18)
    7. Foolish Speech (8)
    8. Gossip & Slander (21)
    9. Lying & Perjury (12)
    10. Power of the Tongue (30)

    Compare & Contrast

    1. Fool vs. Wise (40)
    2. Lazy vs. Diligent (14)
    3. Poor vs. Rich (19)
    4. Proud vs. Humble (8)
    5. Wicked vs. Godly (92)

    Folly brings misery

    1. Death (23)
    2. Shame & Dishonour (20)
    3. Violence and Murder (35)

    Relationships & Roles

    1. Animals (17)
    2. Children (1)
    3. Corrupt Influences (42)
    4. Employees or Servants (13)
    5. Enemies (17)
    6. Friends & Neighbors (1)
    7. Kings & Leaders (32)
    8. Marriage & Family (2)
    9. Parents (1)
    10. Poor, treatment of (20)

    Resource Management

    1. Assurance (11)
    2. Bribes and Gifts (13)
    3. False Security (12)
    4. Filthy Lucre (18)
    5. Generous or Greedy  (7)
    6. Get Rich Quick (10)
    7. Inheritance (4)
    8. Offerings and Sacrifice (2)
    9. Provisions (5)
    10. Spendthrift (5)
    11. Tithing (2)

    Vices

    1. Adultery & Sexual Immorality (78)
    2. Covetousness & Envy (13)
    3. Drunkenness (16)
    4. Fool (46)
    5. Gluttony (10)
    6. Hate (16)
    7. Lazy (17)
    8. Partiality and Favoritism (4)
    9. Pride (22)
    10. Scorner and Mocker (16)
    11. Simple minded (29)
    12. Sin (22)
    13. Stubbornness (9)
    14. Thief (24)
    15. Troublemaker (28)

    Virtues

    1. Diligence (47)
    2. Humility (12)
    3. Mercy & Compassion (29)
    4. Righteousness & Integrity (13)
    5. Truth (9)

    Wisdom & Understanding

    1. Adversity & Trouble (27)
    2. Aging (7)
    3. Anger (28)
    4. Haste (6)
    5. Instruction & Learning (58)
    6. Justice and Judgment (31)
    7. Knowledge Seeking (22)
    8. Law and Order (11)
    9. Life (37)
    10. Path of Life, making decisions (82)
    11. Prudence (12)
    12. Reputation and Legacy (14)
    13. Strength (25)

    Wisdom brings Blessings

    1. Dominion (10)
    2. Favor (5)
    3. Happiness & Contentment (28)
    4. Health (20)
    5. Honor (46)
    6. Longevity (12)
    7. Peace (4)
    8. Prosperity (31)
    9. Protection (11)