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Proverbs 1

Who wrote most of the proverbs in the Book of Proverbs?

Solomon (v. 1)

What is the purpose of the proverbs written by Solomon?

To give subtilty to the simple and knowledge and discretion to the young man (v. 4).

What can the wise learn from proverbs?

They can increase their learning and attain wise counsels from listening to proverbs (v. 5),

What is knowledge?

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (v. 7).

Who despise wisdom and instruction?

The fools (v. 7).

What is Solomon’s advice to his son regarding sinful men?

Solomon advised his son that it is a trap to listen to men who tempt him to sin along with them (v. 8-19).

What will happen to those who refuse wisdom?

Disaster, calamity, distress and trouble will overwhelm them. Ultimately they will be destroyed by their foolish actions (v. 20-30).

What will happen to those who listen to wisdom?

They will dwell in safety, be quiet from fear of evil (v. 33).


Proverbs 2


What is Solomon’s advise concerning wisdom?

He advised him to seek for wisdom as he would for silver and hidden treasures (v. 4).

What is wisdom?

Wisdom means to fear God and walk in his commandments. When you know how to fear God, you have gained knowledge of God.

What are the benefits of wisdom?

Wisdom lets you understand what is right, just, and fair (v.9), save you from evil people (v. 12) and save you from the immoral woman (v. 16). Wisdom will keep you save (v. 11). The godly will live in the land but the wicked will be removed from the land (v. 20-22).


Proverbs 3


What are we to do in all things?

To trust the Lord with all our heart and not depend on our own understanding. We are to seek God’s will in all we do so that he will show us which path to take (v. 5-6).

How to fear God?

To fear God means to turn away from evil and walk in God’s commandments (v. 7),

How are we to honor God with our wealth?

We can honor God with our wealth by offering the best part of everything we produce (v. 9).

What are we to do when God corrects us?

We are not to reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he correct us. For God corrects those he loves, just as a father correct a child in whom he delights (v. 11-12),

How are we to treat our neighbor?

We are to be kind and do our best to help our neighbors when they really need help (v. 27-30).

What will happen to the wicked and the fools?

The Lord curses the house of the wicked (v. 33). The fools will be put to shame (v. 35),

What will happen to the wise upright?

The Lord blesses the home of the upright (v. 33). The wise will inherit honor (v. 35)


Proverbs 4


How will wise parents teach their children?

Wise parents will give wise instructions to their children so that they will have understanding and walk in the right path. They will guide their children to avoid the wrong path, which is the way of evildoers (v. 1-19).

What will the words of wisdom from parents produce to their children?

They will produce life and health for their children (v. 20-27).


Proverbs 5


What will happen to those who are ensnared by adulterous women?

They will lose their honor, wealth and groan in sufferings at the end of their lives (v. 7-11).

What will happen to those who despise God’s corrections?

They will soon be in troubles (v. 13-14).

Can anything be hidden from God?

No. God knows everything and all our ways are in full view of him (v. 21-22).


Proverbs 6


What will happen to those who help someone to put up security? What they are to do to solve their problems?

They will be ensnared by their own words. To get out of the problem, they should do their best to free themselves from the promise of becoming surety to their neighbor.

What will happen to those who are lazy?

Lazy people will suffer from poverty, like thief stealing away their wealth slowly, and scarcity like armed man (v. 6-11).

What will happen to those who are troublemaker and villain?

God will repay them for their evil deeds by striking them back with disaster so that they will be suddenly destroyed (v. 12-15).

What are the 7 things that God hates?

God hates a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that tell lies, and he that sow discord among brethren (v. 16-19).

How can God’s commandments help those who walk in them?

God’s commandments will be a guide to those who walk in them, like a lamp.

What are the consequences of committing adultery?

It will arouse a husband’s jealous and he may furiously take revenge mercilessly without wanting any compensation.


Proverbs 7


Where will the seduction of an adulteress lead to?

It will lead to Hell and death (v. 27).


Proverbs 8


What do the wise people hate?

Evil, pride, arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech (v. 13).

What is the first of God’s works?

Wisdom (v. 22-31).

What will be the reward of those who acted in wisdom by doing God’s commandments?

They will be blessed, find life and receive favor from God (v. 32-36).


Proverbs 9


What will happen when you correct a mocker? What will happen when you correct the wise?

You may invite insults and be abused when you correct a mocker. You will be loved when you correct the wise.

What is the beginning of wisdom?

The fear of God (v. 10)

What will happen to those who mock wisdom? What will happen to those who listen to wisdom?

Mockers of wisdom will suffer. Those who listen to wisdom will be rewarded and theu will live long (v. 11-12).

How is a unruly woman?

An unruly woman is simple and knows nothing. Those who hear and follow her moral or spiritual sense will enjoy physical pleasure but actually they are dead spiritually. Eventually, they will end up in hell (v. 13-18).


Proverbs 10


What will a make a glad father? What will bring heaviness to a mother?

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. (v. 1)

What will the treasure of wickedness bring? What will deliver a person from death?

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. (v. 2)

Will God let the righteous go hungry? How will God treat the craving of the wicked?

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. (v. 3)

What is the reward of to a person who slack in compared to a person who is diligent?

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (v. 4)

Who is a wise son? Who cause shame to a son?

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. (v. 5)

What will be upon the head of the just? What will cover the mouth of the wicked?

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (v. 6)

How will the just and the wicked be remembered?

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. (v. 7)

Who will receive commandments? Who will fall?

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. (v. 8)

Who will have no need to fear in how he conducts?

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. (v. 9)

What will cause sorrow? Who will fall?

 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. (v. 10)

What is the mouth of a righteous man? What is the moth of a wicked?

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (v. 11)

What stirs up strife? What cover all sins?

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. (v. 12)

What is found in the lips of the understanding? What is found on the back of those who do not have understanding?

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. (v. 13)

Who lay up knowledge? What is near to the mouth of the foolish?

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. (v. 14)

What is the strong city of a rich man? What is the destruction of the poor?

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. (v. 15)

What will the labor of the righteous bring? What is the fruit of the wicked?

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. (v. 16)

What is in the way of those who keep instruction? What will happen to those who refuse reproof?

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. (v. 17)

Who is a fool?

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. (v. 18)

What is in multiplying words? Who will refrain his lips?

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. (v. 19)

What is the value of the tongue of the just? What is the value of the heart of the wicked?

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. (v. 20)

How will the lips of the righteous help others? What will happen to the fools?

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. (v. 21)

How is a blessing from God?

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (v. 22)

What is to a fool who do mischief? What does a man of understanding has?

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. (v. 23)

What is the reward of the fear of the wicked and the desire of the righteous?

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. (v. 24)

How will the wicked end up in compared to the righteous?

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. (v. 25)

How will sluggards be to those who send them?

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. (v. 26)

What is the lifespan of a righteous? Will the wicked live long on the land?

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. (v. 27)

What is the hope of the righteous? What is the expectation of the wicked?

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. (v. 28)

What is the way of the Lord to the upright? What shall be to the workers of iniquity?

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (v. 29)

Who will never be removed from the earth? Who will not inhabit the earth?

The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. (v. 30)

What will the mouth of the just bring?

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. (v. 31)

What does the lips of the righteous speak? What does the wicked speak?

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. (v. 32)


Proverbs 11


What kind of weight balance did God detest?

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight (v. 1).

What come after pride? What come after lowly?

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom (v. 2).

How can integrity help the upright? What will perverseness do to transgressors?

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. (v. 3).

What is worthless on the day of wrath? What can deliver you from death?

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. (v. 4)

What makes the path of the blameless straight? How will the wicked be brought down?

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. (v. 5)

What delivers the upright? How do the transgressors get trapped?

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. (v. 6)

What will the hopes placed in a wicked man come to in the end?

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth. (v. 7)

What will fall on the wicked instead?

The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. (v. 8)

How do the godless destroy their neighbors? How does the righteous escape?

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. (v. 9)

What happen when the righteous prosper? What happen when the wicked perish?

When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. (v. 10)

How is a city exalted? How is a city destroyed?

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. (v. 11)

What will the one void of wisdom do? What will the one with understanding do?

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. (v. 12)

Who will reveal secrets? Who knows how to keep a secret?

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. (v. 13)

How does a nation fall or gain victory?

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety. (v. 14)

What will happen to those who puts up security for a stranger?

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. (v. 15)

What will a gracious woman gain? What will strong men only retain?

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. (v. 16)
Who will do good to his own soul? Who will bring troubles in themselves?

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. (v. 17)

What kind of work does a wicked do? What does the one who sow righteousness reap?

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. (v. 18)

What will the righteous attain? What will happen to those who pursue evil?

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. (v. 19)

Who does God detest? Who does God delight in?

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. (v. 20)

Who will not go unpunished? Who will be delivered?

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. (v. 21)

Who is as the jewel of gold ring in a swine’s snout?

As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. (v. 22)

What will the desire of the righteous and the expectation the wicked come to?

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. (v. 23)

What will happen to a person who gives freely? What will happen to a person who withholds unduly?

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. (v. 24)

Who will prosper and be refreshed?

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. (v. 25)

What will happen to the person who hoards grain? What will happen to the person who is willing to sell?

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. (v. 26)

Who will find favor? What happen to those who seek mischief?

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. (v. 27)

What will happen to those who trust in their riches? How will the righteous thrive?

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. (v. 28)

What is the inheritance of those who bring trouble on their own household? Who will be servant to the wise?

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. (v. 29)

What is the fruit of the righteous? Who will save lives?

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (v. 30)

What will the righteous reap? What will the wicked reap?

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. (v. 31)


Proverbs 12


Who will love instruction? Who will hate reproof?

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (v, 1)

Who obtain favor from God? Who will be condemned?

A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. (v. 2)

Can anyone be established by wickedness?

A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. (v. 3)

What is a crown to a husband?

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. (v. 4)

Whose thoughts are right? What is the counsels of the wicked?

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. (v. 5)

What are the words of the wicked to others? How will the mouth of the upright help people?

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. (v. 6)

Who will be overthrown? Whose house shall stand?

The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. (v. 7)

How will a person be commended? How will a perverse person be treated?

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. (v. 8)

Who is better than someone who act as an honored person?

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. (v. 9)

Who does the righteous have regards? What is the kindest mercies of the wicked?

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (v. 10)

Who will be satisfied with bread?

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. (v. 11)

What does the wicked desire? What will yield fruit?

The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. (v. 12)

Who will be trapped by their sinful talk? Who will escape from trouble?

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. (v. 13)

How is a man satisfied with good things? What bring recompense to the people?

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him. (v. 14)

How do the fools view their ways? Who listen to counsel?

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (v. 15)

Who show their wrath? Who overlook an insult?

A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. (v. 16)

Who tells the truth? Who tells lies?

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. (v. 17)

What are the words of the reckless like? What is the tongue of the wise?

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (v. 18)

Who will be established forever? What is a lying tongue?

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (v. 19)

What is in the heart of those who imagine evil? Who will have joy?

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.

What will overtake the righteous? Who will have their fill of troubles?

There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. (v. 21)

What does God detests? What does God delight in?

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. (v. 22)

Who will conceal knowledge? Who will proclaim foolishness?

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. (v. 23)

What is the end for the diligent in compared to the slothful?

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. (v. 24)

What weighs down the heart? What cheers up a heart?

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. (v. 25)

Who choose their friends carefully? Who leads the wicked astray?

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. (v. 26)

Who is feed on the riches of the hunt?

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. (v. 27)

What is in the path of the righteous?

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. (v. 28)


Proverbs 13


Who will hear his father’s instruction? Who will not hear rebuke?

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. (v. 1)

By what shall a man eat good? Who shall eat violence?

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. (v. 2)

Who will keep his life? Who will have destruction?

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. (v. 3)

What the ending of the sluggard is in compared to the diligent?

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. (v. 4)

What does a righteous man hate? How will a wicked man be treated?

A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. (v. 5)

What keep the upright in the way? What overthrow the sinner?

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. (v. 6)

How is a person who pretends to be rich compared to another who pretends to be poor?

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. (v. 7)

What will ransom a man’s life? What does the poor not respond to?

The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke (v. 8)

Whose light will shine brightly? Whose lamp will be put out?

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. (v. 9)

What is there that has contention? What is found in those who take advice?

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. (v. 10)

What will diminished? How can a person grow his money?

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. (v. 11)

What makes the heart sick? What is a tree of life?

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. (v. 12)

What will happen to those who despise instruction? Who will be rewarded?

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. (v. 13)

What are the benefits of the teachings of the wise?

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (v. 14)

What will win favor? Where do the ways of the transgressors lead to?

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. (v. 15)

Who will act with knowledge? Who will expose their folly?

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. (v. 16)

Who will falls into trouble? What brings healing?

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. (v. 17)

What will happen to those who disregard discipline? What will happen to those who heeds correction?

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. (v. 18)

How is a desire accomplished? Who detest turning from evil?

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil. (v. 19)

How can a person become wise? What type of companion can bring harm to a person?

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (v. 20)

What will pursue sinners? What is the rewards of the righteous?

Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed. (v. 21)

Who will leave an inheritance for their children?  Whose wealth is laid up for the just?

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (v. 22)

What will produce food for the poor?

Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment. (v. 23)

Who is the one who love their children?

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (v. 24)

Who will eat to their heart’s content? Who will go hungry?

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. (v. 25)


Proverbs 14


Who builds her house? Who pull down her house?

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. (v. 1)

Who fear God? Who despise God?

He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. (v. 2)

What is in the mouth of a foolish? What is in the lips of the wise?

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. (v. 3)

From where come abundant harvests?

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. (v. 4)

Who will not lie? Who will lie?

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. (v. 5)

Who will seek wisdom but not find it? Who can easily find knowledge?

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. (v. 6)

What is not found in the lips of a foolish man?

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. (v. 7)

How does wisdom help the prudent? What is wisdom to the fools?

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. (v. 8)

Who mock at sin? What is found among the upright?

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. (v. 9)

What does each heart knows?

The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. (v. 10)

Whose house will be destroyed? Whose tent will flourish?

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. (v. 11)

What leads to death?

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (v. 12)

What may cause the heart to ache and end in grief?

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. (v. 13)

Who will be repaid for their ways?

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. (v. 14)

Who believe anything? Who give thought to their steps?

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. (v. 15)

Who fear God and depart from evil?

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. (v. 16)

Who does foolish things? How will the person who devises evil schemes be treated?

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated. (v. 17)

Who inherit folly? Who is crowned with knowledge?

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. (v. 18)

Who bow down in the presence of the good and at the gates of the righteous?

The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. (v. 19)

Who will be shunned by their neighbors? Who will have many friends?

The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. (v. 20)

Is it right to despise your neighbor?

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. (v. 21)

What will the one who plot evil end up? What will those who plan good find?

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. (v. 22)

What brings a profit? What leads to poverty?

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. (v. 23)

What is the wealth of the wise? What yields folly?

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. (v. 24)

Who will save lives?  Who is deceitful?

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. (v. 25)

How will those who fear God be protected?

In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. (v. 26)

What is the fear of God?

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (v. 27)

What is the glory of a king? What will ruin a prince?

In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. (v. 28)

Who has great understanding? Who displays folly?

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. (v. 29)

What gives life to the body?

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. (v. 30)

Who shows contempt for the Maker? Who honors God?

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. (v. 31)

How can the wicked be brought down?

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. (v. 32)

What is in the heart of the discerning?

Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. (v. 33)

What exalts a nation?

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. (v. 34)

Who delights in a wise servant? What will a shameful servant arouse?

The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame. (v. 35)


Proverbs 15


What turn away wrath? What stirs up wrath?

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (v. 1)

How does the wise use his tongue? What comes forth from the mouth of fools?

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. (v. 2)

Does God watch over every place on the earth?

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (v. 3)

What is the tree of life? What is a breach in the spirit?

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. (v. 4)

Who despise his father’s instruction? Who will regard a reproof?

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. (v. 5)

What is in the house of the righteous?

In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. (v. 6)

What do the lips of the wise disperse?

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so. (v. 7)

What is an abomination to God? What is a delight of God?

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. (v. 8)

Who does God delight in?

The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. (v. 9)

Who does correction await? What will happen to those who hate correction?

Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. (v. 10)

What lies before God?

Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? (v. 11)

Who does not like reproof?

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. (v. 12)

What make a cheerful countenance? How is the spirit broken?

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (v. 13)

Who seek knowledge? Who feeds on foolishnesss?

The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. (v. 14)

How can a merry heart help a person?

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. (v. 15)

What is better than having great treasure?

Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. (v. 16)

What is better than a stalled ox with hatred?

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. (v. 17)

Who stirs up strife? Who appease strife?

A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. (v. 18)

What is the way of a slothful man in comparison to the way of the righteous?

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. (v. 19)

Who make a father glad? Who despise his father?

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. (v. 20)

What is folly to those who is not wise? How does a man of understanding conduct himself?

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. (v. 21)

How did a plan fail?

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established. (v. 22)

What does a person find joy in giving?

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (v. 23)

What keep the wise from going to hell?

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. (v. 24)

Whose house will God destroy?

The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. (v. 25)

What are the thoughts of the wicked to God?

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. (v. 26)

What does the greedy reap in compared to those who hate gifts?

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. (v. 27)

How is the heart of the righteous think before giving answer? What poured out of evil things?

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. (v. 28)

Who is God far from? Whose prayer do God hear?

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. (v. 29)

What makes the heart rejoices? What gives health to the bones?

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. (v. 30)

Who abide among the wise?

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. (v. 31)

Who despise his own soul? Who receive understanding?

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. (v. 32)

What is the fear of God?

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. (v. 33)


Proverbs 16


Who decides the plans of the heart will happen?

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. (v. 1)

Who weigh the motives of a person’s ways?

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. (v. 2)

Who should we commit our works to?

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (v. 3)

Who is the creator of all things?

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. (v. 4)

Who are those that are an abomination to God?

Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. (v. 5)

How does the sin of a person get atonement? How can one avoid evil?

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. (v. 6)

What will God do when he is pleased with a person?

When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. (v. 7)

What is better than much gain with injustice?

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. (v. 8)

Who establish the plans in humans’ hearts?

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (v. 9)

Whose lips give divine sentence?

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. (v. 10)

What type of scales and balances belong to God?

A just weight and balance are the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are his work. (v. 11)

How does a king’s throne established?

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. (v. 12)

Who takes pleasure in honest lips and speak what is right?

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. (v. 13)

What does a king’s wrath represents?

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. (v. 14)

What does it means when a king’s face brightens?

In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. (v. 15)

What is better than gold and silver?

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! (v. 16)

What can help a person avoid evil?

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. (v. 17)

What goes before destruction and fall?

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (v. 18)

What is better than sharing plunder with the proud?

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. (v. 19)

Who will prosper and be blessed?

He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. (v. 20)

Who are called discerning? What promote instruction?

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. (v. 21)

What is the fountain of life to the prudent? What brings punishment to fools?

Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. (v. 22)

What makes the mouth of a person prudent?

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. (v. 23)

What is sweet to the soul and healing to the bones?

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (v. 24)

What can leads to death?

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (v. 25)

What drives the laborers to keep going on?

He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. (v. 26)

Whose lips is like a scorching fire?

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. (v. 27)

Who stirs up conflict?

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. (v. 28)

Who entice their neighbor and lead them down a path that is not good?

A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. (v. 29)

Who is bent on evil and plot perversity?

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. (v. 30)

What is a crown of splendor attained in righteousness?

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. (v. 31)

What is better than a warrior and one who takes a city?

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. (v. 32)

Who decide a cast lot? Who make every decision?

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. (v. 33)


Proverbs 17


What is better than a house full of feasting?

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. (v. 1)

Who will rule over a disgraceful son and share inheritance as one of the family?

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. (v. 2)

Who try the hearts?

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. (v. 3)

Who give heed to false lips?

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. (v. 4)

Who reproach the maker?

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. (v. 5)

What is a crown of old men and glory of fathers?

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. (v. 6)

What is not suited to a fool?

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. (v. 7)

What is seen as a charm by a person?

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. (v. 8)

Who seek love? What will separate friends?

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. (v. 9)

Who will take in reproof easily?

A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (v. 10)

Who seek only rebellion?

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. (v. 11)

What is better than meeting a fool in his folly?

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. (v. 12)

What will happen to a person who rewards evil for good?

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. (v. 13)

Is quarrelling good?

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. (v. 14)

What are abominations to God?

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. (v. 15)

Who has no heart of getting wisdom?

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? (v. 16)

Who love at all times?

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (v. 17)

Who will puts up security for a neighbor?

A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. (v. 18)

Who love strife and seek destruction?

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. (v. 19)

Who will find no good and fall into mischief?

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. (v. 20)

What brings grief to a parent?

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. (v. 21)

What is a good medicine? What dries up the bones?

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (v. 22)

Who accept bribes in secret and pervert justice?

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (v. 23)

Who has wisdom before him?

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. (v. 24)

Who is a grief to his father and bitterness to his mother?

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. (v. 25)

Is it right to punish the innocent?

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. (v. 26)

Who will restrain the words that he speak?

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. (v. 27)

Who will be thought wise?

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. (v. 28)


Proverbs 18


What does a man desire seek after having separated himself?

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. (v. 1)

What does a fool show no delight in?

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. (v. 2)

What comes with wickedness?

When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. (v. 3)

What can the words of a man’s mouth and wellspring of wisdom compared to>

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. (v. 4)

Why it is not good to be partial wicked?

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. (v. 5)

What do the lips of fools bring?

A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. (v. 6)

What is the mouth of fools compared to?

A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. (v. 7)

What are the words of a gossip compared to?

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. (v. 8)

What is a brother to one who slack in work?

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. (v. 9)

What is the name of the Lord compared to?

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (v. 10)

What is the wealth of the rich?

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. (v. 11)

What brings a downfall? What comes before honor?

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. (v. 12)

What is folly and shame?

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto hi (v. 13)

What a human being cannot bear?

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? (v. 14)

What does the wise acquire and seek?

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. (v. 15)

What opens the way?

A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. (v. 16)

What seems right in a lawsuit?            

He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. (v. 17)

What settles disputes?

The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. (v 18)

What is more unyielding than a fortified city?

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. (v. 19)

How a person is filled?

A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. (v. 20)

What power does the tongue has?

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (v. 21)

What caused a man to receive favor from God?

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. (v. 22)

What does the poor plead for from the rich?

The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. (v. 23)

Who will soon come to ruin?

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. (v. 24)


Proverbs 19


What is better than a fool with perverse lips?

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. (v. 1)

What is not good?

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. (v. 2)

What lead a person to ruin?

The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. (v. 3)

What can attract many friends?

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. (v. 4)

Who will not go unpunished? Who will not go free?

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. (v. 5)

What kind of people will have many friends?

Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. (v. 6)

Who are shunned by their relatives?

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him. (v. 7)

Who will love his own soul and find good?

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. (v. 8)

Who will not go unpunished? Who will perish?

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. (v. 9)

Who is not fitting to live in luxury?

Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. (v. 10)

What defer anger and pass over transgressions?

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. (v. 11)

What is the rage and favor of a king compared to?

The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass. (v. 12)

What caused a child to be foolish? What is a contentious wife like?

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. (v. 13)

What are inherited from parents? What is from the Lord?

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. (v. 14)

What make a person suffer hunger?

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. (v. 15)

Who will keep his own soul? Who will die?

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. (v. 16)

Who will be paid back by God for what they have given?

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. (v. 17)

What are parents supposed to do for their children?

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (v. 18)

Who must suffer punishment?

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. (v. 19)

What makes a person wise?

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. (v. 20)

What will stand over the devices of a person’s heart?

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. (v. 21)

What does a person desires?

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. (v. 22)

What leads to life?

The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. (v. 23)

What kind of person will bury his hand in the dish?

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. (v. 24)

How can a simple learn prudence?

Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. (v. 25)

What kind of child brings shame and reproach?

He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. (v. 26)

What happen when a person stop listening to instruction?

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. (v. 27)

Who scorn judgment?

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. (v. 28)

Who are judgments prepared for?

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools. (v. 29)


Proverbs 20


Is it wise to drink wine and beer in excess?

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. (v. 1)

What is the fear of a king as the consequence of those who provoke him to anger?

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. (v. 2)

Is it wise to continue in strife?

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. (v. 3)

Who will end up having nothing in harvest?

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. (v. 4)

What the counsel in a man’s heart like?

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. (v. 5)

What do most men proclaim? What type of a person is difficult to find?

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? (v. 6)

What kind of man walk in his integrity?

The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. (v. 7)

What does a king do when he sit on the throne of judgment?

A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. (v. 8)

Is there anyone in this world without sin?

Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? (v. 9)

What are abomination to God?

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD. (v. 10)

What is a child known by?

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. (v. 11)

Who made the hearing ear and seeing eye?

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. (v. 12)

What brings poverty?

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. (v. 13)

What does a buyer boast after he has gone his way?

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. (v. 14)

What are the lips of knowledge compared to?

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. (v. 15)

Is it wise for one to put up security for a stranger?

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. (v. 16)

What is the end of something gained from fraud?

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. (v. 17)

How is every purpose established?

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. (v. 18)

Who will reveal secrets?

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. (v. 19)

Whose lamp will be put out in darkness?

Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. (v. 20)

What is the end of inheritance gotten hastily at the beginning?

An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. (v. 21)

Is it right to take revenge yourself?

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. (v. 22)

What does God abominates concerning weights and balance?

Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. (v. 23)

Whose steps are directed by God?

Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (v. 24)

Is it wise to make a vow rashly?

It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.(v. 25)

What will a wise king do to the wicked?

A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. (v. 26)

What does God search in a person to know his thoughts?

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (v. 27)

What preserve a king?

Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. (v. 28)

What is the glory of young men? What is the beauty of old men?

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. (v. 29)

What can make a person repent of his evil?

The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. (v. 30)


Proverbs 21


In whose hand is the king’s hand?

The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. (v. 1)

Who ponder the way of a man?

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. (v. 2)

What is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice?

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (v. 3)

Is it right to be proud?

An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. (v. 4)

What leads to plenteousness? What leads to poverty?

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. (v. 5)

What is a fortune made by a lying tongue?

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. (v. 6)

What will destroy the wicked?

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. (v. 7)

What is the way of a guilty in comparison to the conduct of an innocent men?

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. (v. 8)

What is better than sharing a house with a quarrelsome wife?

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. (v. 9)

What do the wicked crave?

The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. (v. 10)

What happen when the scorner is punished? What happen when the wise is instructed?

When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. (v. 11)

Who brings the wicked to ruin?

The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. (v. 12)

Whose cries will not be answered?

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. (v. 13)

What pacifies anger?

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. (v. 14)

What is a joy for the just to do? What is the end of the sinners?

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. (v. 15)

What will happen to a man that wander out of the way of understanding?

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. (v. 16)

Who will be a poor man?

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. (v. 17)

Who will be a ransom for the righteous?

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. (v. 18)

What is better than dwelling with a contentious woman?

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. (v. 19)

What will happen when a foolish man sees treasure?

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. (v. 20)

Who will find life, righteousness and honor?

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. (v. 21)

How strong is a wise man?

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. (v. 22)

What keep a person’s soul from troubles?

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. ( v. 23)

What kind of person is called a mocker?

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath. (v. 24)

Why does the desire of the slothful kill him?

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. (v. 25)

Who will always crave for more and who will always give without sparing?

He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. (v. 26)

Whose sacrifice is an abomination?

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? (v. 27)

What type of witness shall perish?

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. (v. 28)

Who will hardened his face? Who will ponder their ways?

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. (v. 29)

Is there anything against the Lord?

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. (v. 30)

What is in the hands of the Lord on the day of battle?

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. (v. 31)


Proverbs 22


What is more desirable than great riches?

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. (v. 1)

Who is the maker of the rich and poor?

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. (v. 2)

Who foresee evil and avoid it? Who pass on evil and get punished?

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (v. 3)

What is the reward of those who humble themselves in fear to God?

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. (v. 4)

What are in the ways of those who are disobedient to God?

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. (v. 5)

How should parents train up a child?

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (v. 6)

Who rule over the poor? Who is a servant of the lender?

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (v. 7)

What is the reward of sinners?

He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. (v. 8)

Who will be blessed?

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. (v. 9)

How can contention go out?

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. (v. 10)

Who will have a king for friend?

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. (v. 11)

Who will watch over those who act with knowledge?

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. (v. 12)

What will a sluggard give as an excuse?

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. (v. 13)

What is the mouth of an adulterous woman compared to?

The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. (v. 14)

What is bound up in the heart of a child?

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (v. 15)

What kinds of people will come to poverty?

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want. (v. 16)

How can we abide in God?

To keep God’s commandments in our hearts (v. 18)

Who will defend the poor who are oppressed?

God will defend the poor by taking into account all their cases (v. 22-23)

Why should we not make friends with a hot tempered person?

We not make friends with a hot tempered person so that we will not learn their ways and be ensnared (v. 24-25)

Is it right to put up pledge for someone when you don’t have means to pay?

No, you will be trapped into poverty if you put up pledge for someone (v. 26-27).

Is it right to move an ancient boundary stone?

No, it is not right to move an ancient boundary stone. (v. 28)

Who will serve before kings?

Those who are skilled in their work will serve before kings (v. 29)


Proverbs 23


What should a person do when dining with a ruler?

The person is to pay attention to what the ruler say and not offend him. He should behave properly before the rulers, nobles and the guests that sit at the table. It is unwise to indulge in the food on the table without a care because the ruler has the ultimate power in executing any person he wants (v. 1-3)

Should we put our trust in earthly wealth?

We are not to trust in our own cleverness to get rich on earthly wealth, especially those that are obtained hastily. This is because you will end up facing a lost most of the time (v. 4-5).

Whose food should you not eat?

You should not eat food of a host who begrudged and not generous towards you because he may tell you to eat and drink generously on the outward but he is actually stingy and doesn’t want you to eat his food in his heart (v. 6-8)

Who should we not speak to?

We should not speak to fools, who won’t listen to prudent words (v. 9)

Whose boundary stone we should not move?

We are not to move the boundary stone of the fatherless because God is their defender and he will take up their case against anyone who do so (v. 10-11).

What should we do with instruction?

We should take heed of every instruction and words of knowledge spoken to us (v. 12)

Is it right to not discipline a child?

Parents should not withhold discipline from a child but rebuke and punish them whenever they do wrong (v. 13-14)

What will make a parent happy?

A son that takes heeds instruction, speak what is right and walk in truth (v. 15-16)

Who should we always fear?

If you always fear God, God will provide a future for you so that you don’t have to envy others (v. 17-18)

Is it right to indulge in too much wine or food?

No, drunkards and gluttons will become poor in the end (v. 19-21)

What will make a father and mother joyful?

A child who listen to his parents and act wisely in all that he do (v. 22-25)

What is an adulterous woman compared to?

An adulterous woman is compared to a bandit who lies in wait and multiplies unfaithful men who go to bed with her (v. 26-28)

Who often drink wine?

Those who have problems often drink wine. People who get drunk on wine will become intoxicated, their mind will not be clear and they will see confusing things. A drunkard will keep on drinking one cup of wine after another because he is addicted (v. 29-35)


Proverbs 24


Should we envy the wicked?

We should not envy the wicked and be in their company because they are always plotting violence and talk about causing troubles (v. 1-2)

How is a house built?

A house is built by wisdom and established through understanding. Through knowledge, its rooms are filled with precious and pleasant treasures (v. 3-4)

How do the wise prevail?

The wise prevail because they have knowledge and follows good guidance (v. 5-6)

Do fools understand wisdom?

No, fools do not understand wisdom and will eventually always think doing the wrong thing is right for them (v. 7)

What does the evil always do?

The folly always plot schemes which is a sin. Such person is a mocker of what is good. Such people will be an abomination to others (v. 8-9)

What should we do when we saw someone sinning? Who will judge everyone according to what they have done?

You should rebuke them and give them good advise so that they get saved into the kingdom of God. You cannot pretend to be ignorant when you see someone sinning. God will call us into account for everything we do on the judgment day (v. 10-12)

What is sweet as honey and can provide a future for those who find it?

Wisdom (v. 13-14).

How many times the righteous will fall and yet rise?

The righteous may fall 7 times but they will rise again. The wicked will stumble when calamity strikes (v. 15-16).

Is it right to gloat over your enemies?

It is wrong to gloat over your enemy. When you see your enemy fall, you should not rejoice otherwise God will disapproved and turn his wrath away from them (v. 17-18)

Whose lamp will be snuffed out?

We should not fret because of evildoers as they have no future hope and their lamp will be snuffed out (v. 19-20)

Who should we fear?

We should fear God and the king and not join with those who are involved in rebellion as doing so will sens sudden destruction and bring calamities (v. 21-22).

Is it right to show partiality in judging?

No. Those who give impartial judgment will receive rich blessing (v. 24-24)

Is it right to speak ill against your neighbor?

No, it is wrong to speak ill of anyone including gossiping, backbiting and scolding, grumbling, complaining and scolding people without a right cause (v. 28-29)

Is it right to be lazy?

Laziness will get you nowhere. It will snatch away your life like a thief (v. 30-34).


Proverbs 25


Why does God conceal a matter? Why do kings search out a matter? Why are the hearts of kings unsearchable?

There are many things that God do not reveal to human beings which is his will. God only reveal some things to human beings. When cases are brought before the kings, they are to investigate and search out the matter so that there is justice. Kings usually do not let people know their schemes in their heatrs. If people know what you think, they can easily take advantage of you (v. 2-3).

How can a throne be established?

By removing wicked officials who plot rebellions from the king’s presence (v. 5)

Is it wise to exalt yourself before a king?

No, it is better to be humble and let the king exalt you rather than trying to exalt yourself before him (v. 6-7)

What should we do before bringing a neighbor to a court?

You should stay calm and think whether it is his fault or your fault. You should try to resolve it in peace. If you rashly bringing it to the judge in the court, your neighbor may point out your fault and put you to shame in the court instead (v. 8)

What is compared to the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear?

Earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold (v. 12)

What is a trustworthy messenger like?

As the cold of snow in the time of harvest (v. 13)

What is like one who boasts of gifts never given?

As clouds and wind without rain (v. 14)

How can a ruler be persuaded?

By long forbearing (v. 15)

How can one be persuaded?

A soft tongue (v. 15)

Is it wise to eat too much honey?

No, you should eat everything moderately otherwise you may fall sick (v. 16)

What will happen if you frequently visit your neighbor’s house?

The neighbor may hate you (v. 17)

What is like one who gives false testimony against a neighbor?

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. (v. 18)

What is like one who relies on the unfaithful in times of troubles?

A broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. (v. 19)

What is like singing songs to a heavy heart?

As he that take away a garment in cold weather, and as pouring vinegar upon nitre. (v. 20)

What should you do when you see your enemy hungry and thisrty?

Give him bread to eat and give him water to drink. By doing so, you will heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward you. (v. 21-22)

What provoke an angry countenance?

A backbiting tongue (v. 23)

What is better than dwelling in a wide house with a brawling woman?

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop (v. 24)

What is like a muddled spring or polluted well?

A righteous man who compromise with the wicked (v. 26)

Is it wise to search for too much of your own glory?

No. It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory. (v. 27)

What is like a person who is lack of self control?

A city that is broken down, and without walls (v. 28)


Proverbs 26


What is a fool?

A fool is someone who sees himself as wise without regarding other people’s rebuke. A fool choose to repeat his mistake rather than taking heed to instructions (v. 1-12).

How does a sluggard think of himself?

A sluggard will give a lot of excuses to himself so that it seems wise for him to be lazy (v. 13-16)

Is it right to interrupt someone’s conversation?

No, you should avoid interrupting someone’s conversation or quarrel as you may give people a bad impression (v. 17)

Is it okay to joke about your neighbor?

It is all right to tell a joke to your neighbor. However, sometimes, people say they are joking when they really had that ill intention for what they said just now. It is not good to say something ill about your neighbor and then say you are just joking. God will take into account everything we say on the judgment day (v. 18-19).

What can start a quarrel?

Gossiping can stir up quarrel. If someone overheard the bad things you gossip about him, his feeling may get hurt and he will not befriend you anymore (v. 20-22).

How does a crook use their lips to con others?

A crook can use flattering words to persuade people in order to reach his aim. For example, a salesman may use flattering words to persuade people to buy his product for an expensive price tag (v. 23-28).


Proverbs 27


Why is it not wise to boast about tomorrow?

Because you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow (v. 1).

Is it wise to praise yourself?

No, it is better to let someone praise you instead of praising yourself (v. 2).

What happens to a fool who choose to be stubborn in his ways?

 A fool who refuse to listen to instruction will eventually have to pay for the wages of his sin and die (v. 3)

What no one can stand?

Jealousy (v. 4)

Is it right to ignore when seeing someone sin?

No. Open rebuke is better than secret love. (v. 5)

How does an enemy betray a friend?

An enemy can act as a friend in order to betray you so that you really get hurt. On the other hand, a friend can hurt you by rebuking your mistake but it is for your own good (v. 6).

How does food taste to someone who is hungry?

Someone who is hungry will find a bitter food taste sweet because his only need is to satisfy his hunger now (v. 7)

What is compared to a someone who flees from home?

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place. (v. 8)

What makes a person feel pleasant about a friend?

The friend’s heartfelt advice (v. 9)

What is better than your relative’s house when you face troubles?

A neighbor that lives near you (v. 10)

What type of son brings joy to the parents?

A son who take heed of instruction and act walk in wisdom in all his actions (v. 11).

How does a prudent save himself from danger?

A prudent will be cautious in his action when seeing danger but a fool will keep on going and bear the conseuqnece in the end (v. 12).

Is it wise to put up security for  a stranger?

No (v. 13)

Why is it wrong to bless a neighbor in the morning?

Flattering is a lie and it is better you say the truth than flattering someone, especially when it is done in the morning to get the favor of the neighbor (v. 14).

What is a quarrelsome wife like?

The drips from a leaky roof during a rainstorm (v. 15).

How one could sharpen another?

Mixing and talking to other knowledgeable people can improve your knowledge too (v. 17).

Who will be honored before a master?

Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. (v. 18)

What reflects one’s life?

A person will walk his life according to what he want in his heart. Human’s eyes are never satisfied and they always want more (v. 19-20).

How is a person tested for his praise?

A person is vainglorious if he praise himself but he may considered himself good if he receive praises from others (v. 21)

What is a fool?

A fool is someone who is stubborn and no one can persuade him from turning away from his mistake (v. 22).

Why is it important to look after your flock?

While on earth, you should preach the gospel and follow up on those whom you have preached to. You will be rewarded for every soul you win and turn to Christ (v. 23-27).


Proverbs 28


Who will always be running away and hiding? Who will be bold and have nothing to be afraid of?

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (v. 1).

What kind of ruler maintains order in the kingdom?

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. (v. 2)

What is a poor man who oppress the poor compared to?

A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. (v. 3)

Who will praise the wicked?

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. (v. 4).

Who do not understand what is the thing to do?

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. (v. 5).

What is better than someone who may be rich but perverted?

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. (v. 6)

Who will disgrace his father?

Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. (v. 7)

What will happen to the wealth of someone who who take interest from the poor?

He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. (v. 8)

Whose prayer God detest?

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. (v. 9)

What will happen to those who lead the upright to do evil things?

Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. (v. 10)

Who is wise in their own eyes?

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. (v. 11)

What happen when the righteous triumph? What happened when the wicked rise to power?

When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. (v. 12)

Who will find mercy from God?

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (v. 13)

What kind of people God will bless? Who will fall into trouble?

Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. (v. 14)

What is a compared to a wicked ruler that rule over a helpless people?

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. (v. 15)

What type of king will reign for a long time?

The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. (v. 16)

What type of people will seek refuge in the grave?

A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. (v. 17)

What type of people will be kept safe?

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. (v. 18)

Who will have abundant food? Who will stay in poverty?

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. (v. 19)

Who will be richly blessed by God?

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. (v. 20)

What will people do to get a piece of bread?

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress. (v. 21)

What kind of person is eager to get rich but is unaware that poverty awaits him?

He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. (v. 22)

Who will gain favor in the end?

He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. (v. 23)

Who is partner to one who destroys?

Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. (v. 24)

What type of people stir up conflict? What type of people will prosper?

He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. (v. 25)

Who will be kept safe?

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. (v. 26)

Who will lack nothing?

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. (v. 27)

What happen when the wicked rise to power? What happen when the wicked perish?

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase. (v. 28)


Proverbs 29


Who will suddenly be destroyed without remedy?

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. (v. 1)

When will the people rejoice? When will the people groan?

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. (v. 2)

Who will bring joy to his father?

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. (v. 3)

How does a king makes a country stable?

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. (v. 4)

Who will be spreading nets to the feet of the neighbors?

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. (v. 5)

Who will be snared by their own sin?

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. (v. 6)

Who care about the justice of the poor?

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. (v. 7)

Who will turn away from anger?

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. (v. 8)

What will happen when a wise person goes to court with a fool?

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. (v. 9)

Who seek to kill the upright?

The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. (v. 10)

Who will resolve everything in peace in the end?

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. (v. 11)

What kind of ruler whose officials are wicked?

If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. (v. 12)

Who will God gives sight to?

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes. (v. 13)

Whose throne will be established forever?

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. (v. 14)

What can cause a child to be undisciplined and disgrace his mother?

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. (v. 15)

What will cause sin to thrive?

When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. (v. 16)

How can you make your children give you peace?

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. (v. 17)

What happen when there is no instruction?

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (v. 18)

Who cannot be corrected by mere words?

A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. (v. 19)

Who has more hope for a fool?

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. (v. 20)

What type of servant will turn out to be insolent?

He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. (v. 21)

Who will commit many sins?

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. (v. 22)

What kind of people will gain honor?

A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. (v. 23)

Who are their own enemies?

Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. (v. 24)

What can be a snare to men? What can keep men safe?

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. (v. 25)

Who gets justice done?

Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD. (v. 26)

Who detest the dishonest? Who detest the upright?

An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. (v. 27)


Proverbs 30


Is there any flaw in God’s words?

Every word of God is pure (v. 5)

Who does God protect?

God is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (v. 5)

Is it a right to add anything to God’s words?

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (v. 6)

What are the two things Agur requested from God?

Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. (v. 7-9)

What is the consequence of slandering a servant to a master?

Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty. (v. 10)

What are the 3 things that never satisfied?

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; (v. 16)

What is the 4th thing that never say it is enough?

The fire that saith not, It is enough. (v. 16)

What are the three things that are too amazing for Agur?

The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea (v. 19)

What is the fourth thing that Agur do not understand?

 The way of a man with a maid (v. 19)

What is the way of an adulterous woman?

She committed adultery by sleeping with other men yet she said she did nothing wrong (v. 20)

What are the 3 things that the earth trembles?

For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; For an odious woman when she is married (v. 23)

What is the 4th thing that the earth cannot bear up?

An handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

What are the 4 creatures that are small but extremely wise?

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces. (v. 24-28)

What are the 3 things that are stately?

There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any (v. 29-30)

What is the 4th thing with stately bearing?

A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up. (v. 31)

What can produce strife?

The forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. (v. 33)


Proverbs 31


Who usually will drink beer?

Those who have problems will drink beer to forget their miseries?

Who should a king speak up for?

A king who is righteous will speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. He will judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. (v. 8-9)

What is a noble wife?

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm (v. 11-12) She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (v. 17) She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.(v. 20-21) Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. (v. 25) She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. (v. 26) She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (v. 27-28) Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (v. 31)

Is outward appearance important?

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. (v. 30)

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