Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs states its purposes forthrightly: "for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young . . . " Attributed to Solomon, Proverbs is filled with ageless wisdom. Our magazine-style booklet contains the complete New International Version (NIV) of Proverbs. Our individual books of the Bible are inexpensive and are great for school, Bible study and casual reading.

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge"

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

"A wise son brings joy to his father"

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

"With humility comes wisdom"

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

"Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge"

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

"He who spares the rod hates his son"

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

"Better a dry crust with peace"

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

"Children’s children are a crown to the aged"

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting"

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
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