“Chapter 30: Riddles of the Wise”

Read: Proverbs 30 Chapters 30 and 31 are the final parts of this ancient book of biblical wisdom. Interestingly, each chapter contains poems attributed to non-Israelite authors named Agur and Lemuel. Agur is a commoner, while Lemuel is a king. According to the...

“Chapter 29: Self-Controlled Wisdom”

Read: Proverbs 29 This is the last installment of wise sayings assembled by the men of Hezekiah. This chapter begins with a lesson on teachability— one of the greatest values of the wise. The wise must be able to listen and receive correction (see verse 1). Look ahead...

“Chapter 28: Good Lion, Bad Lion”

Read: Proverbs 28 As we know, chapters 25-29 were arranged by King Hezekiah’s men some 250 years after the time of King Solomon. The first part (chapters 25-27) is for people who serve under leaders, but this second part (chapters 28-29) is aimed at people who are the...

“Chapter 27: People Are More Important”

Read: Proverbs 27 Hezekiah’s scribes arranged this collection into two parts, each with a unique design and message. Part 1 is made up of verses 1-22. Every two verses in Part 1 is linked together by a common theme. Part 2 is a one-unit poem that spans from verses...

“Chapter 26: How to Not Be a Fool”

Read: Proverbs 26 Chapter 26 contains character portraits of five sketchy individuals: The Fool (verses 1-12) The Sluggard (verses 13-16) The Meddler (verses 17-19) The Whisperer (verses 20-22) The Hater (verses 23-28) This chapter is full of comparisons (the words...
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