PROVERBS (ARRANGED TOPICALLY)

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THEMES IN PROVERBS

Anger and Temper
Arguing and Quarrels (Part 1)
Arguing and Quarrels (Part 2)
Bad Company and Associations
Bribes
Cheating
Children (Part 1)
Children (Part 2)
Correction and Confrontation (Part 1)
Correction and Confrontation (Part 2)
Counsel and Advice (Part 1)
Counsel and Advice (Part 2)
Envy
Faithfulness
Fear of The Lord (Part 1)
Fear of The Lord (Part 2)
Flattery
Fools and Foolishness (Part 1)
Fools and Foolishness (Part 2)
Fools and Foolishness (Part 3)
Friendship (Part 1)
Friendship (Part 2)
Generosity and Giving
Good Judgment
Goodness (Part 1)
Goodness (Part 2)
Gossip
Greed
Happiness
Harmony and Peace
Haste
Hating (Part 1)
Hating (Part 2)
Honesty and Integrity (Part 1)
Honesty and Integrity (Part 2)
Humility
Justice (Part 1)
Justice (Part 2)
Kindness
Knowledge (Part 1)
Knowledge (Part 2)
Laziness (Part 1)
Laziness (Part 2)
Loans and Debt
Love (Part 1)
Love (Part 2)
Lying (Part 1)
Lying (Part 2)
Marriage
Mercy
Mocking and Scorn
Money
Obedience
Parents
Poverty
Pride
Revenge
Righteousness (Part 1)
Righteousness (Part 2)
Self-Control
Sexuality
Speaking
Stealing
Strength
Temptation (Part 1)
Temptation (Part 2)
Trust in The Lord
Understanding (Part 1)
Understanding (Part 2)
Wealth and Prosperity (Part 1)
Wealth and Prosperity (Part 2)
Wealth and Prosperity (Part 3)
Wickedness (Part 1)
Wickedness (Part 2)
Wisdom (Part 1)
Wisdom (Part 2)


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A TOPICAL ARRANGEMENT OF EVERY VERSE IN PROVERBS

INTRODUCTION TO WISDOM

The Call of Wisdom
Benefits of Seeking Wisdom
Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom
Dangers of Rejecting Wisdom
Solomon's Personal Plea

PROVERBS OF SOLOMON AND SAYINGS TO THE WISE

Value of Wise Sayings
Purpose of The Proverbs

PREEMINENCE OF THE LORD

Fear of The Lord (Part 1)
Fear of The Lord (Part 2)
Trust in God or Self
Divine Providence

INSIGHT AND IGNORANGE

Wisdom and Folly (Part 1)
Wisdom and Folly (Part 2)
Dealing With Fools
Discernment and Understanding (Part 1)
Discernment and Understanding (Part 2)
Knowledge

SHARING AND RESPONDING TO WISDOM

Advice and Rebuke (Part 1)
Advice and Rebuke (Part 2)
Value of Advisors
Discipline (Part 1)
Discipline (Part 2)
Lawkeeping
Repentance

GOOD AND EVIL

Righteousness and Wickedness (Part 1)
Righteousness and Wickedness (Part 2)
Righteousness and Wickedness (Part 3)
Righteousness and Wickedness (Part 4)
Integrity and Perversion
Appropriate Consequences (Part 1)
Appropriate Consequences (Part 2)
Appropriate Consequences (Part 3)
Appropriate Consequences (Part 4)

SINCERE MOTIVATION

Motive and The Heart
False Worship
Duplicity

CONCERN FOR OTHERS

Love and Faithfulness
Love, Hatred and Compassion
Kindness and Mercy
Overstaying Welcome

CONCERN FOR SELF

Pride and Humility (Part 1)
Pride and Humility (Part 2)
Selfishness
Jealousy
Envy
Greed

CONTROL OF SELF

Self-Control
Rashness
Temper and Patience
Drunkenness and Gluttony
Adultery
Prostitution

CONTROL OF THE TONGUE

Wise and Foolish Talk (Part 1)
Wise and Foolish Talk (Part 2)
Righteous and Wicked Talk
Appropiate Speech
Maintaining Silence
Controlled Speech
Flattery
Slander and Gossip (Part 1)
Slander and Gossip (Part 2)
Hurtful Talk
Quarreling (Part 1)
Quarreling (Part 2)
Lying
Power of Tongue

DISHARMONY AND STRIFE

Solicitation to Evil
Violence
Murderers
Causing Others Harm
Revenge
Dissension and Strife
Meddling

HONESTY

Truthfulness
Accurate Weights
Boundary Stones
Wrongfully Obtained Gains
Bribery

JUSTICE

False Witnesses
Open-Mindfulness
Judicial Justice

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING

Wealth and Poverty (Part 1)
Wealth and Poverty (Part 2)
Benevolence and Generosity
Oppression of The Poor
Industriousness (Part 1)
Industriousness (Part 2)
Conservation
Surety for Another

PERSONS AND ATTRIBUTES

Parents and Children (Part 1)
Parents and Children (Part 2)
Women and Wives
Kings and Rulers (Part 1)
Kings and Rulers (Part 2)
The Elderly
Companions
Messengers

VARIOUS CONCERNS

Caution
Reputation
Courage
Hope

VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS

Joy and Grief
Good News
Curiousity

CONCLUDING PASSAGES

Sayings of Agur
Sayings of King Lemuel
Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character


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THIRTY WISE SAYINGS AND FURTHER SAYINGS OF THE WISE

Saying 1 - Introduction
Saying 2 - Do not exploit the poor
Saying 3 - Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person
Saying 4 - Do not shakes hands in pledge or put up security for debts
Saying 5 - Do not move an ancient boundary stone
Saying 6 - A skilled worker
Saying 7 - Dining with a ruler
Saying 8 - Do not wear yourself out to get rich
Saying 9 - Do not eat the food of a begrudging host
Saying 10 - Do not speak to fools
Saying 11 - Do not move an ancient boundary stone
Saying 12 - Apply your heart to instruction
Saying 13 - Do not withhold discipline from a child
Saying 14 - My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed
Saying 15 - Do not envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord
Saying 16 - Do not join drunkards and gluttons
Saying 17 - A righteous and wise child and his proud parents
Saying 18 - Dangers of an adulterous woman
Saying 19 - Dangers of too much wine
Saying 20 - Do not envy the wicked or desire their company
Saying 21 - By wisdom a house is built
Saying 22 - The power of the wise and wisdom in seeking advice when waging war
Saying 23 - Wisdom is too high for fools
Saying 24 - Schemers and mockers
Saying 25 - God holds people responsible for rescuing those who are in mortal danger
Saying 26 - Wisdom is like honey
Saying 27 - For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again
Saying 28 - Do not gloat when your enemy falls
Saying 29 - Do not fret because of evildoers or envy them
Saying 30 - Fear the Lord and the king and do not join rebellious officials
Further Sayings of the Wise


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Another Topical Arrangement Of Proverbs

Brother B.J. Clarke has compiled a topical, alphabetical arrangement of every Scripture in Proverbs to facilitate the study of this practical and fascinating book of wisdom. The following is the result of his diligent study and work:

Source: B.J. Clarke, The Sayings of Solomon (Pearls From The Proverbs), 2003 Power Lectures (Southaven church of Christ Power Publications, 2003), 731-793.


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Studying Proverbs by Topic

Major Topical Themes in Proverbs

Avoiding Adultery in Proverbs

Proverbs 2:16-20; 5:1-23; 6:24-35; 7:1-27; 9:13-18; 22:14; 23:26-28; 29:3; 30:20; 31:2-3

Anger/Controlling Anger

Proverbs 15:1; 15:18; 16:32; 17:1; 17:14; 17:19; 17:27; 18:18-19; 19:11-12; 19:19; 20:3; 20:22

Proverbs 24:29; 25:21-22; 25:28; 27:4; 29:8-9; 29:11; 29:22; 30:32-33

Authority, Being Under

Proverbs 10:8; 10:17; 11:29; 12:1; 13:1; 13:18; 15:5; 15:10; 15:12; 15:31-32; 16:14-15; 17:2

Proverbs 17:10-11; 19:20; 19:27; 20:2; 20:6; 20:8; 20:11; 20:30; 21:1; 22:11; 25:2-7; 27:18

Authority, Insights for Exercising

Proverbs 12:24; 17:10-11; 20:6; 20:8; 20:30; 22:11; 25:2; 25:5; 28:21; 29:12; 29:19; 29:21

Borrowing/Lending

Proverbs 6:1-3; 17:18; 20:16; 22:7; 27:13; 22:26-27

Broken Relationships

Proverbs 6:16-19; 17:9; 17:14; 17:19; 18:1; 18:19

Business Relationships, Insights for

Proverbs 10:6-13; 10:18; 11:13; 12:5-6; 12:13; 12:15-18; 12:20-21; 12:23; 13:7; 13:16-17; 14:8; 14:16

Proverbs 16:27-30; 17:4; 17:9; 17:19-20; 17:24; 18:1-2; 18:23; 19:4; 19:6; 20:6; 20:8; 20:14; 20:19

Proverbs 20:28; 21:8; 21:29; 22:10-11; 23:1-3; 23:6-8; 25:5; 26:6; 26:10; 26:24-28; 28:21; 29:5

Proverbs 29:12; 29:19; 29:21

Children, for; concerning parents, family

Proverbs 1:8-9; 6:20-23; 10:1; 11:29; 13:1; 15:5; 15:20; 17:6; 17:17; 17:21; 17:25; 18:19

Proverbs 19:13-14; 19:26-27; 20:20; 22:15; 22:28; 23:22; 23:24-25; 27:8; 27:10; 28:7; 28:24; 29:3; 30:17

Companions & Friends

Proverbs 2:10-11; 2:20; 4:14-19; 13:20; 16:28; 17:12; 17:17; 18:24; 19:4; 19:6-7; 20:19; 22:24-25

Proverbs 23:17-21; 24:1-2

Counselors

Proverbs 1:5; 11:14; 12:5: 12:15; 15:22; 19:20-21; 20:18; 25:5; 27:9; 29:12

Days of Trouble

Proverbs 6:1-5; 17:17; 24:10; 27:10

Diligence

Proverbs 6:6-11; 10:4; 10:5; 10:26; 12:11; 12:24; 12:27; 13:4; 13:11; 14:4; 15:19; 16:26

Proverbs 17:2; 18:9; 19:15; 19:24; 20:4; 20:13; 21:5; 21:17; 21:25-26; 22:13; 22:29; 24:10

Proverbs 24:27; 24:30-34; 25:2; 25:13; 26:13-16; 27:23; 28:19; 30:24-28

Drink

Proverbs 20:1; 21:17; 23:20-21; 23:29-35; 31:4-7

Fear of The Lord, The

Proverbs 1:7; 1:29; 2:3-5; 3:7-8; 8:13; 9:10; 10:27; 14:2; 15:16; 15:33; 16:6; 19:23

Proverbs 22:4; 23:17-19; 24:21; 28:5; 28:14; 29:25-26

Gluttony

Proverbs 21:17; 23:20-21; 25:16; 27:7; 28:7

God Sees

Proverbs 5:21; 15:3; 15:11; 16:2; 17:3; 20:27; 21:2

Gossip & Slander

Proverbs 11:9; 12:6; 16:27-28; 17:5; 17:9; 18:6; 18:8; 19:1; 20:19; 22:10; 25:9-10; 25:23; 26:20-23

Greed

Proverbs 11:6; 12:12; 20:21; 21:5; 21:20; 21:20; 23:4; 27:20; 27:20; 28:20; 30:15-16

Happiness

Proverbs 13:12; 13:19; 15:30; 17:22

Hate

Proverbs 10:12; 12:10

Heart, The / Human Spirit / Innermost Person

Proverbs 4:20-21; 4:23; 10:20; 12:20; 15:13; 15:15; 15:30; 16:1-2; 16:5; 16:21-23; 17:3; 17:22

Proverbs 18:12; 18:14; 19:3; 19:20; 20:5; 20:27; 21:1-2; 22:11; 23:12; 24:11-12; 24:17-18; 24:19-20

Proverbs 27:19; 28:14; 29:1

Honesty

Proverbs 3:27-32; 10:2; 11:1; 13:3; 13:11; 14:2; 14:5; 15:27; 16:6; 16:8; 16:11; 17:2

Proverbs 17:8; 17:23; 20:21; 21:3; 21:6-8; 22:22-23; 24:23-26; 28:3; 28:6; 28:8; 31:8-9

Ill-gotten Gain

Proverbs 11:4; 11:16-18; 11:28; 13:11; 15:16; 15:27; 17:8; 20:17; 20:21; 21:5-7; 21:14; 28:6

Proverbs 28:8; 28:20

Listen

Proverbs 1:5; 12:15; 13:1; 13:10; 13:13; 17:4; 17:10; 18:1-2; 18:13; 20:5; 23:12

Lord, The

Proverbs 2:6-8; 3:3-4; 3:11; 5:21; 6:16-19; 15:3; 15:11; 15:29; 16:1-2; 16:9; 16:11; 16:33

Proverbs 17:3; 18:10; 18:24; 19:17; 19:21; 20:12; 20:22; 20:24; 20:27; 21:3; 21:30-31; 22:2

Proverbs 22:12; 24:17-18; 30:5-6

Love

Proverbs 10:12; 12:10; 15:17; 17:9; 17:17; 27:5

Loyalty

Proverbs 17:17; 19:22; 20:6; 20:28; 21:21; 27:6; 27:10

Nation, Principles of a

Proverbs 28:2; 28:12; 28:15-17; 28:28; 29:2; 29:4; 29:12; 29:14; 29:16; 29:18

Parents, for

Proverbs 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 19:18; 20:7; 22:6; 23:13-14; 29:15; 29:17

Plans/Planning, good & evil

Proverbs 4:26-27; 15:26; 16:2; 16:9; 16:25; 16:33; 19:2; 19:21; 20:22; 21:27; 24:8-9

Poor, Caring for The

Proverbs 10:15; 11:24-26; 13:23; 15:25; 17:5; 19:4; 19:7; 19:17; 21:13; 22:9; 22:16; 22:22-23

Proverbs 24:11-12; 28:3; 28:27; 31:8-9

Pride

Proverbs 11:2; 12:9; 13:10; 15:25; 15:33; 16:5; 16:18-19; 18:12; 21:4; 21:24; 22:4; 25:6-7

Proverbs 25:27; 26:12; 27:1-2; 28:11; 28:25; 29:23; 30:2-4; 30:21-23; 30:29-33; 31:30

Rebellion

Proverbs 15:10; 17:11; 18:1; 19:3

Reproof

Proverbs 10:17; 12:1; 13:1; 13:18; 15:5; 15:10; 15:12; 15:31-32; 17:10; 19:20; 19:27; 20:30; 23:12

Reputation

Proverbs 6:32-33; 9:7; 10:7; 20:11; 22:1; 27:14; 27:21

Sin & Confession

Proverbs 20:9; 28:13

Speech & Conversation

Proverbs 9:7-9; 10:10-11; 10:13-14; 11:9: 11:11; 11:13; 12:13-14; 12:16-19; 12:22-23; 12:25; 13:2-3; 14:3

Proverbs 14:3; 14:5; 15:1-2; 15:4; 15:7; 15:23; 15:26; 15:28; 16:1; 16:10; 16:13; 16:21

Proverbs 17:7; 17:9; 17:27-28; 18:4; 18:13; 18:17; 18:20-21; 20:3; 20:25 21:23; 22:11; 23:9

Proverbs 24:26; 25:8-10; 25:11-15; 25:20; 26:4-5; 26:17; 26:18-19; 28:23; 29:20

Those Not to Be Trusted

Proverbs 2:11-22; 3:31-32; 6:12-15; 10:6; 10:11-13; 10:18; 11:13; 12:15-18; 13:16; 16:27-30; 17:4; 17:9

Proverbs 17:11; 17:19-20; 17:24; 18:1-2; 20:14; 21:29; 22:10; 22:8; 22:26; 23:1-3; 23:6-9; 26:6

Proverbs 26:10; 26:24-28; 27:6; 29:5

Wife, The Right Woman

Proverbs 5:15-19; 11:16; 11:22; 12:4; 14:1; 18:22; 21:9; 21:19; 25:24; 27:15-16; 30:18-19; 31:10-31


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Cause & Effect: How to Get What You Want God's Way

Achievement/Goals

Proverbs 2:7; 6:6-8; 8:12-16; 11:5; 11:23; 12:24; 13:2; 13:13; 15:22; 16:3; 16:9; 16:12

Proverbs 16:20; 17:2; 17:20; 19:8; 19:21; 20:18; 20:24; 21:5; 21:22; 21:28; 21:30-31; 22:29

Proverbs 24:5-6; 24:27; 25:4-5; 25:15; 29:4; 29:14

God's Blessing

Proverbs 3:33-34; 4:23-27; 8:35; 10:6; 11:17; 11:31; 12:2; 12:12; 13:21; 14:14; 18:22; 22:9

Proverbs 25:21-22; 28:20

Connections & Access

Proverbs 18:16; 19:4; 19:6; 22:11; 22:29

Deliverance from evil

Proverbs 2:7-22; 6:20-24; 7:1-5; 10:19; 14:3; 18:10; 21:23; 22:5; 22:24-25

Friendship

Proverbs 17:9; 27:6; 27:9-10

Guidance

Proverbs 3:5-6; 4:11-12; 8:12-18; 11:3; 12:5 

Happiness

Proverbs 3:13-18; 8:32-34; 12:14; 12:20; 14:21; 15:13; 15:15; 15:30; 16:20; 23:15-16

Happy Home

Proverbs 18:22; 19:14; 19:18; 20:7; 22:6; 22:15; 23:13-14; 27:11; 29:3; 29:15; 29:17; 31:10-31

Health & Longevity

Proverbs 3:7-8; 3:13-18; 4:10; 4:20-22; 9:11; 10:27; 14:30; 15:30; 16:17; 16:24; 17:22; 23:17-18

Proverbs 24:13-14; 28:16

Honor & Reputation

Proverbs 3:3-4; 3:13-18; 3:35; 4:7-9; 10:7; 11:16; 11:26-27; 12:8; 12:9; 13:15; 13:18; 14:35

Proverbs 15:33; 16:13; 17:28; 18:12; 20:11; 21:21; 22:4; 25:6-7; 25:13; 25:27; 27:18; 28:23

Proverbs 29:17; 31:25-31  

Life!

Proverbs 3:1-2; 3:13-18; 6:23; 8:35; 10:17; 11:19; 11:30; 12:28; 15:4; 16:15; 16:22; 18:21

Proverbs 19:23; 21:21; 22:4

Peace

Proverbs 3:13-18; 3:21-24

Pleasing God / Rightousness

Proverbs 8:12-18; 11:20; 12:2; 12:22; 14:31; 15:8-9; 20:30; 21:3; 21:21; 22:4

Prosperity / Material Needs

Proverbs 3:9-10; 8:12-21; 10:4; 11:24-25; 11:28; 12:11; 12:14; 12:27; 13:4; 13:11; 13:22; 13:25

Proverbs 14:23; 15:6; 15:16; 16:6-7; 16:26; 17:2; 19:17; 20:13; 22:4; 24:27; 27:18; 27:23-27

Proverbs 28:6; 28:19; 28:25; 28:27

Rescue from trouble

Proverbs 3:21-26; 11:6; 11:8; 11:15; 12:6-7; 12:13; 12:21; 13:3; 13:14; 15:24; 15:27; 19:16

Proverbs 20:22; 20:28; 22:3; 22:10; 27:12; 28:16  

Security

Proverbs 1:33; 3:21-26; 10:25; 10:29-30; 12:3; 19:23; 28:26; 29:25

Wisdom & counsel

Proverbs 1:5-9; 1:23; 2:1-6; 11:2; 12:15; 13:1; 13:10; 13:20; 14:6-8; 14:18; 14:29; 14:33

Proverbs 15:14; 15:31-33; 16:16; 16:21; 17:24; 18:15; 19:20; 20:5; 20:18; 21:11; 22:17-21; 23:19

Proverbs 23:22-23; 24:13-14; 28:5; 29:15


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The Cast of Characters in Proverbs

 

By Names

(Described by nouns, simple, The quality not dependant on another person or factor being involved)

Persons

Reference

 

 

Angry man, a person with great anger

Proverbs 19:19; 22:24-25; 29:22

Arrogant person 

Proverbs 21:24

Blameless, The / Those with blameless conduct

Proverbs 11:5; 11:20; 28:10

Borrower, The

Proverbs 22:7

Brother

Proverbs 17:17; 18:19

Buyer

Proverbs 20:14

City, a

Proverbs 11:10-11

Contrary man

Proverbs 16:28

Counselors, advisers

Proverbs 11:14; 15:22; 24:5-6 

Crooked, The

Proverbs 22:5

Cruel man

Proverbs 11:17

Devious, The

Proverbs 3:32; 14:2

Diligent

Proverbs 21:5

Discerning man

Proverbs 1:5; 10:13; 14:33; 15:14; 15:24; 16:21; 18:15; 19:25; 28:2; 28:11

Disloyal

Proverbs 14:14

Dispossessed

Proverbs 31:8

Drunkard

Proverbs 23:20-21

Elderly

Proverbs 17:6

Enemy, your, an

Proverbs 24:17-18; 25:21-22; 27:6

Entire Community

Proverbs 5:14

Evil ones, The evil man, evil doers

Proverbs 4:14; 14:19; 15:26; 17:11; 24:1-2; 24:19-20; 28:5; 29:6

Faithful

Proverbs 28:20

Fatherless

Proverbs 23:10-11

Fathers/his father

Proverbs 4:1; 6:20; 19:13; 19:14; 22:28; 23:22-25; 29:3

Foolish ones, man

Proverbs 1:22; 14:7; 21:20; 27:12

Fools

Proverbs 1:7; 1:32; 3:35; 10:14; 10:21; 10:23; 11:29; 14:3; 14:8; 14:9; 14:16; 14:24

Proverbs 14:33; 15:2; 15:5; 15:7; 15:14; 16:22; 17:7; 17:10; 17:12; 17:16; 17:21; 17:24

Proverbs 17:28; 18:2; 18:6-7; 19:1; 19:10; 19:29; 20:3; 23:9; 24:7; 26:1; 26:3-12; 27:3

Proverbs 28:26; 29:11   

 Foreigners

Proverbs 20:16

Friend

Proverbs 17:17; 18:24; 27:6; 27:9; 27:10

Fugitive

Proverbs 28:17

Generation that.., a

Proverbs 30:11-14

Generous person

Proverbs 11:25; 22:9

Glutton

Proverbs 23:20-21

Good people, man

Proverbs 2:20; 14:14; 14:19; 15:3

Gossip

Proverbs 11:13; 16:28; 17:9; 18:8; 20:19; 26:20; 26:22

Grandchildren

Proverbs 17:6

Great, The

Proverbs 18:16; 25:6-7

Greedy man

Proverbs 28:22; 28:25

Guilty

Proverbs 17:15; 18:5; 21:8; 24:23-25

Gullible

Proverbs 14:18

Hateful person

Proverbs 26:23-26

Helpless people, a

Proverbs 28:15

Honest person

Proverbs 29:10

Honorable, The

Proverbs 10:29 

Hot-tempered man

Proverbs 29:22

Household

Proverbs 27:27; 31:21

Humble, The

Proverbs 3:34; 16:19

Husband, her [of capable wife]

Proverbs 31:23; 31:28

Inexperienced, The

Proverbs 1:4; 1:32; 7:7; 8:5; 9:4; 9:16; 14:15; 19:25; 21:11; 22:3

Innocent person

Proverbs 17:26; 18:5; 21:8

Integrity, those of -or- The one who lives with

Proverbs 2:21; 10:9; 14:2; 19:1; 20:7; 28:18

Intelligent person

Proverbs 17:27

Isolates himself, one who

Proverbs 18:1

Just

Proverbs 17:15

Keeps commands, one who

Proverbs 19:16

Kind man

Proverbs 11:17

King

Proverbs 14:28; 14:35; 16:10; 16:13-15; 19:12; 20:2; 20:8; 20:26; 20:28; 21:1; 22:11; 22:29

Proverbs 24:21-22; 25:2-3; 25:4-5; 25:6-7; 29:4; 29:14; 31:4-7

Knowledgeable person

Proverbs 28:2

Lacks sense, The one who

Proverbs 9:4; 9:16; 10:13; 24:30-34; 25:6-7

Leech

Proverbs 30:15-16

Lender

Proverbs 19:17; 22:7 

Liar/one with deceitful speech, lips

Proverbs 17:4; 17:20; 19:1; 26:18-19; 26:28

Malicious, The

Proverbs 10:29 

Masters

Proverbs 25:13; 30:10

Mentors

Proverbs 5:13

Mockers

Proverbs 1:22; 3:34; 9:7-8; 14:6; 15:12; 19:25; 19:29; 21:11; 21:24; 22:10; 24:9; 29:8

Mothers

Proverbs 6:20; 23:22-25; 29:15

Nation

Proverbs 14:34

Needy

Proverbs 31:9; 31:20

Neighbor, your/his

Proverbs 3:29; 6:1; 6:3; 16:29; 21:10; 25:17; 27:10; 27:14

Noble

Proverbs 17:26; 25:6-7

Old men

Proverbs 20:29

Opponent, your

Proverbs 25:8-10

Oppressed

Proverbs 31:4-7; 31:9

Oppressed, The

Proverbs 15:15; 22:22-23

Oppressor

Proverbs 29:13

Patient person

Proverbs 14:29

People, a, any, The

Proverbs 14:34; 29:2; 29:18

Perceptive

Proverbs 14:6; 17:10; 17:24

Poor, The

Proverbs 10:15; 14:20; 18:23; 19:1; 19:4; 19:7; 19:17; 19:22; 21:13; 22:2; 22:7; 22:16

Proverbs 22:22-23; 28:3; 28:6; 29:7; 29:13; 29:14; 31:20

Prince

Proverbs 19:10

Proud/Everyone with a proud heart

Proverbs 15:25; 16:5; 16:19; 21:24

Quarrelsome man

Proverbs 26:21

Quick-tempered, hot-tempered man / does not control his temper

Proverbs 14:17; 14:29; 15:18; 22:24-25; 25:8

Rebels

Proverbs 24:21-22

Reckless

Proverbs 21:5

Reverent

Proverbs 28:14

Rich man

Proverbs 10:15; 14:20; 18:11; 18:23; 22:2; 22:7; 22:16; 28:6; 28:11

Righteous, The

Proverbs 2:20; 9:9; 10:6; 10:11; 10:16; 10:20; 10:21; 10:24-25; 10:28; 10:30-32; 11:8-10; 11:23

Proverbs 11:28; 11:30-31; 14:19; 14:32; 15:6; 15:28-29; 18:10; 21:15; 21:18; 21:26; 24:15-16; 28:1

Proverbs 28:12; 28:28; 29:2; 29:6-7; 29:16; 29:27

Ruler

Proverbs 14:28; 17:7; 19:6; 23:1-3; 25:15; 28:2; 29:12; 29:26

Schemer

Proverbs 24:8

Sensible man     

Proverbs 14:8; 14:15; 14:18; 15:5; 22:3; 27:12

Servant(s)

Proverbs 27:27; 29:12; 29:19; 30:10 

Sinners/Sinful

Proverbs 1:10; 11:31; 23:17-18

Skilled in his work, a man

Proverbs 22:29

Slacker

Proverbs 6:9; 10:26; 15:19; 19:24; 20:4; 21:25-26; 22:13; 24:30-34; 26:13-16

Slave

Proverbs 19:10

Sons

Proverbs 4:1; 17:6

Stiff-necked

Proverbs 29:1

Stingy

Proverbs 23:6-8

Strangers

Proverbs 5:10; 6:1; 11:15; 20:16

Strong man

Proverbs 24:5-6

Teachers

Proverbs 5:13

"The Other Woman"

Adulteress

Proverbs 6:26; 30:20

Another man's wife

Proverbs 6:29 

Evil woman

Proverbs 6:29

Forbidden woman

Proverbs 2:16; 5:3; 5:20; 7:5-27; 22:14; 23:26-28

Foreigner

Proverbs 5:10

Prostitute

Proverbs 6:26; 23:26-28

Strangers

Proverbs 5:17; 6:24

Women 

Proverbs 31:3 

Treacherous

Proverbs 11:3; 11:6; 21:18; 22:12

Troubled heart

Proverbs 25:20

Trustworthy, The

Proverbs 11:13; 20:6; 25:13

Twisted minds, those with

Proverbs 11:20; 17:20;

Understanding, man of

Proverbs 10:23; 11:12; 15:21; 17:27; 20:5

Understands a matter, one who

Proverbs 16:20

Ungodly, The

Proverbs 11:9 

Unjust man

Proverbs 29:27

Unreliable person

Proverbs 25:19

Upright, The

Proverbs 2:21; 3:32; 11:3; 11:6; 11:11; 14:9; 14:11; 15:8; 15:19; 16:17; 21:18; 21:29

Proverbs 29:10; 29:27

Violent man/men, The

Proverbs 3:31; 11:16; 16:29 

Wicked, The

Proverbs 2:22; 4:14; 4:19; 5:22; 6:12; 10:6; 10:11; 10:16; 10:20; 10:24; 10:25; 10:27

Proverbs 10:28; 10:30; 11:5; 11:7; 11:8; 11:10; 11:11; 11:18; 11:21; 11:23; 11:31; 14:11

Proverbs 14:19; 14:32; 15:3; 15:6; 15:8; 15:9; 15:28; 15:29; 16:4; 17:4; 17:23; 18:3

Proverbs 19:28; 21:4; 21:7; 21:10; 21:12; 21:18; 21:27; 21:29; 24:15; 24:16; 24:19-20; 25:4-5

Proverbs 28:1; 28:4; 28:12; 28:28; 29:2; 29:7; 29:16; 29:27

Widow, The

Proverbs 15:25

Wise Man/Wise, whose heart is

Proverbs 1:5; 3:35; 9:8-9; 10:14; 11:29; 14:3; 14:16; 14:24; 15:2; 15:7; 16:21; 16:23

Proverbs 18:15; 21:11; 21:20; 21:22; 24:23-25; 29:8; 29:11

Without sense, one / Lacking Sense

Proverbs 7:7; 15:21; 17:18

Witness, dishonest, worthless, who utter lies / Perjurer

Proverbs 14:5; 14:25; 19:5; 19:9; 19:22; 19:28; 21:28; 25:18

Witness, honest, truthful

Proverbs 14:5; 14:25

Woman, foolish

Proverbs 14:1 

Woman, gracious

Proverbs 11:16

Woman, wise

Proverbs 14:1

Worker

Proverbs 16:26

Worthless person

Proverbs 6:12; 16:27

Young man / men

Proverbs 20:11; 20:29

Youth, The

Proverbs 7:7; 22:6; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15


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The Cast of Characters Broken Down

 

Descriptive

(Complex, There isn't just one word for this kind of person, he or she is described using verbs; often other factors or persons are involved)

Characteristic

Reference

Acquires good sense, one who 

Proverbs 19:8

Answer, one who gives before he listens

Proverbs 18:13

Beautiful woman who rejects good sense

Proverbs 11:22

Big mouth, someone with

Proverbs 20:19

Bitter, one whose life is

Proverbs 31:4-7

Blesses his neighbor early in the morning, if one

Proverbs 27:14

Bloodguilt, man burdened by

Proverbs 28:17

Bloodthirsty man

Proverbs 29:10

Boasts about a gift that does not exist, The one who

Proverbs 25:14

Brings ruin on his household, The one who

Proverbs 11:29

Brother far away 

Proverbs 27:10

Brother, an offended

Proverbs 18:19

Brothers of a poor man

Proverbs 19:7

Builds a high threshold, one who

Proverbs 17:19

Chases fantasies, whoever

Proverbs 28:19

Children of man of integrity

Proverbs 20:7

Companion of gluttons

Proverbs 28:7

Compresses his lips, one who

Proverbs 16:30

Conceals an offense, whoever

Proverbs 17:9

Conceals hatred, The one

Proverbs 10:18

Conceals his sins

Proverbs 28:13

Confesses and renounces sins, whoever

Proverbs 28:13

Consorts with prostitutes

Proverbs 29:3

'Contributions' man who

Proverbs 29:4

Controls his lips, one who /

Guards his mouth & tongue

Proverbs 10:19; 21:23

Cool head, one who keeps

Proverbs 17:27

Cursed by The Lord, a man

Proverbs 22:14

Curses father or mother, whoever

Proverbs 20:20

Despises neighbor, one who

Proverbs 14:21

Despises obedience to mother

Proverbs 30:17

Despises poor, one who /

one who mocks the poor

Proverbs 14:31; 17:5

Destroys, a man who

Proverbs 28:24

Digs a pit, one who

Proverbs 26:27

Dishonestly, one who profits

Proverbs 15:27

Disregards his ways, one who

Proverbs 19:16 

Distorts right and wrong

Proverbs 28:6; 28:18

Eye that ridicules a father 

Proverbs 30:17

Father of a fool, The

Proverbs 17:21

First to state his case, The

Proverbs 18:17

Flattering mouth / flatters

Proverbs 26:28; 28:23; 29:5

Follows instruction, The one

Proverbs 10:17

Folly, The woman 

Proverbs 9:13-17

Fool when he is stuffed with food 

Proverbs 30:22

Friends of a poor man

Proverbs 19:7

Full, person who is

Proverbs 27:7

Gives freely, person

Proverbs 11:24 

Gives gifts, one who 

Proverbs 19:6

Gives to the poor

Proverbs 28:27

Guards his way, The one who

Proverbs 16:17; 22:5

Hardens his heart

Proverbs 28:14

Hastily, one who acts

Proverbs 19:2

Hates bribes, one who

Proverbs 15:27

Hates such agreements [putting up security],one who 

Proverbs 11:15

Hates unjust gain, one who

Proverbs 28:16

Hears you, The one who

Proverbs 25:8-10

Heeds correction, person who

Proverbs 15:5; 15:32

Hoards grain, anyone who

Proverbs 11:26

Honest answer, he who gives

Proverbs 24:26

Hungry, person who is

Proverbs 27:7

Increases wealth through excessive interest

Proverbs 28:8

Iniquity, those who practice

Proverbs 21:15

Injustice, one who sows

Proverbs 22:8

Kind to the needy / poor

Proverbs 14:31; 28:8

King at The head of his army

Proverbs 30:29-31

Land in rebellion, a

Proverbs 28:2

Law, those who keep

Proverbs 28:4; 29:18

Law, those who reject

Proverbs 28:4

Lazy, one who is truly in his work

Proverbs 18:9; 19:15

Leader who lacks understanding

Proverbs 28:16

Leader, destitute - who oppresses the poor

Proverbs 28:3

Leads the upright Into an evil way, one who

Proverbs 28:10

Leaves the path, one who

Proverbs 15:10

Led off to death, to slaughter, those being 

Proverbs 24:11-12 

Listens, one who

Proverbs 21:28

Looks after his master, whoever

Proverbs 27:18

Looks for trouble, someone

Proverbs 11:27  

Loves pleasure, one who

Proverbs 21:17

Loves pure heart and gracious lips, one who

Proverbs 22:11

Loves to offend, one who

Proverbs 17:19

Loves wisdom

Proverbs 29:3

Man who schemes

Proverbs 14:17

Man with a young woman, a

Proverbs 30:19

Man with many friends

Proverbs 18:24

Meddles in a quarrel, passerby who

Proverbs 26:17

Narrows his eyes, one who

Proverbs 16:30

Neighbor, whoever shows contempt for

Proverbs 11:12; 24:28

No voice, those who have

Proverbs 31:8

Offspring of the righteous 

Proverbs 11:21 

Plan evil, those who

Proverbs 14:22

Plan good, those who

Proverbs 14:22

Poor man who has discernment

Proverbs 28:11

Provokes a king, anyone who

Proverbs 20:2

Pursues righteousness and faithful love, The one who

Proverbs 21:21

Pursues righteousness, one who

Proverbs 15:9

Put up security for loans 

Proverbs 22:26-27; 27:13 

Rebukes, one who

Proverbs 28:23

Rejects correction, The one who / Hates Correction / Ignores instruction

Proverbs 10:17; 15:10; 15:32 

Rejoices over disaster, one who 

Proverbs 17:5

Rich, in a hurry to get

Proverbs 28:20

Righteous person who yields to the wicked

Proverbs 25:26 

Robs his father and mother

Proverbs 28:24

Ruler, wicked

Proverbs 28:15; 29:2

Safeguards understanding, one who

Proverbs 19:8

Searches for what is good, The one who

Proverbs 11:27

Seek The Lord, those who

Proverbs 28:5

Sells [grain], The one who 

Proverbs 11:26  

Servant, disgraceful

Proverbs 14:35

Servant, wise

Proverbs 14:35; 17:2

Servant when he becomes a king

Proverbs 30:22

Serving girl when she ousts her lady, a

Proverbs 30:23

Shows kindness to poor, whoever

Proverbs 14:21

Shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, The one who

Proverbs 21:13 

Slander, whoever spreads

Proverbs 10:18

Slave, pampered from youth

Proverbs 29:21

Slow to anger, a man

Proverbs 15:18

Son who gathers during summer

Proverbs 10:5 

Son who sleeps during harvest

Proverbs 10:5 

Son, discerning

Proverbs 28:7

Son, Foolish, disgraceful, shameful

Proverbs 10:1; 15:20; 17:2; 17:25; 19:13; 19:26

Son, Wise

Proverbs 10:1; 15:20

Son, your

Proverbs 19:18; 29:17

Son, my 

Proverbs 19:27

Sons, her [of capable wife]

Proverbs 31:28

Sows righteousness, one who

Proverbs 11:18 

Speaks too soon, a man

Proverbs 29:20

Staggers, whoever because of alcohol

Proverbs 20:1

Strays from the way of wisdom, The man who

Proverbs 21:16

Tends a fig tree, whoever 

Proverbs 27:18 

Thief

Proverbs 6:30

Thief's partner, a

Proverbs 29:24

Trusting in his riches

Proverbs 11:28  

Trusts in himself

Proverbs 28:26

Trusts in The Lord, one who

Proverbs 16:20; 28:25; 29:25 

Turns his ear away from hearing The Law, The one who 

Proverbs 28:9

Turns his eyes away [from the poor]

Proverbs 28:27

Unloved woman when she marries

Proverbs 30:23

Wandering from his home, a man

Proverbs 27:8

Whoever perverts his way

Proverbs 10:9

Wife of your youth

Proverbs 5:18

Wife, capable

Proverbs 31:10-31 

Wife, hot-tempered

Proverbs 21:19

Wife, nagging

Proverbs 19:13; 21:9; 21:19; 25:24; 27:15-16

Wife, sensible 

Proverbs 19:14

Wisdom, walks in

Proverbs 28:26

Wise warrior

Proverbs 24:5-6

Withholds what is right

Proverbs 11:24 

Works his land, whoever

Proverbs 28:19


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