100 Bible Verses about Proverbs

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 29 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 12:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:1-34 ESV / 24 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 3:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 20 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 27:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 20:1-30 ESV / 16 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 3:1-35 ESV / 16 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 30:1-33 ESV / 14 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 23:7 ESV / 11 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 22:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:1-7 ESV / 10 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. ...

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:1-35 ESV / 9 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 13:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 8 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.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 7:1-27 ESV / 8 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. ...

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 7 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 22:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:18-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death. A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23-24 ESV / 7 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 / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:27 ESV / 6 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 / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:17-19 ESV / 6 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 1:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

Proverbs 1:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 6 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, ...

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 6 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.

James 3:17 ESV / 5 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.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;

Proverbs 31:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge,

Proverbs 18:21-23 ESV / 5 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.

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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 8:1-36 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. ...

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 4 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

Proverbs 25:18 ESV / 4 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 / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 4 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 23:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

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