100 Bible Verses about Proverbs

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 58 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 56 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 23:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.

James 1:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Proverbs 24:1-34 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, ...

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 26 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...

Proverbs 20:1-30 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life. It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. ...

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 30:1-33 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know! Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. ...

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:1-7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. ...

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. ...

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:1-35 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. ...

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 7:1-27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend, to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. ...

Proverbs 1:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

James 3:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 4:23-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.

Proverbs 2:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.

Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 14:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 10:17-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool. When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Ecclesiastes 10:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

Proverbs 31:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Proverbs 12:1-28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. ...

Proverbs 10:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Proverbs 28:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Proverbs 28:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 18:21-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.

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