“Chapter 9: A Tale of Two Houses”

Read: Proverbs 9 4th Speech by Lady Wisdom The structure of this chapter is very symmetric. It opens with a 6-verse invitation to the house of Lady Wisdom (1-6) and closes with a 6-verse invitation to the house of the adulteress (13-18). These two invitations are...

“Chapter 8: Sharing God’s Wisdom”

Read: Proverbs 8 3rd Speech from Lady Wisdom In stark contrast to chapter 7’s tale of evil seduction, chapter 8 includes a beautiful poem from Lady Wisdom to the reader. While both women seek companions, they could not be more different. As the adulteress speaks from...

“Chapter 7: A Father’s Plea”

Read: Proverbs 7 10th Speech from Father to Son 
This is the tenth and final speech the father delivers to his son, and it’s the most passionate of them all. The father is on his hands and knees begging his son to live by wisdom (and escape the snare of the...

“Chapter 6: Don’t Be a Fool”

Read: Proverbs 6 9th Speech from Father to Son 
Chapter 6 is the father’s ninth speech, and there’s a trove of wisdom gold in there. As you read through it, look for words such as “snare,” “caught,” “hunter,” “fowler,” “robber,” “capture,” and “thief.” According to...

“Chapter 5: Rejecting Lady Folly”

Read: Proverbs 5 8th Speech from Father to Son 
There is a character in Proverbs, the adulteress, who we have only had brief encounters with so far (2:16-19). Now in chapters 5-7, we get a much closer look at this woman and it’s not pretty. This lady is a sham and...