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2018 October 5
Proverbs 3

God the Father (after 1664)
Pierre Mignard (1612-1695)
Baroque Style
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., USA
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     [ Illustration: The painting above is of the LORD. Wisdom enhances our relationship to him, as noted in today's chapter. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Proverbs 3, Solomon tells his son how to have a good relationship with the LORD, not with wisdom abstractly.
     Solomon exhorts his son to remember his law and to let his heart keep his commandments because they will give him long life and peace (1-2).
     He tells him to make mercy and truth a part of his character because they will give him favor with God and man (3-4).
     He should trust in the LORD with all of his heart; he should not lean unto his own understanding; he should acknowledge the LORD in all of his ways; and God will direct his paths (5-6).
     He should not be wise in his own eyes. Instead, he should fear the LORD and depart from evil because it will be health to his navel and marrow to his bones (7-8).
     He should honor the LORD with his substance, with the firstfruits of his increase; and so his barns will be filled with plenty and his presses will burst out with new wine (9-10).
     Likewise, he should not despise the chastening or the LORD; and he should not be weary of his correction, because the lord loves those whom he corrects and delights in them (11-12).
     The man who finds wisdom and understanding is happy because its benefits are better than silver and gold (13-14).
     It is more precious than rubies; and all that one can desire cannot be compared to it. It gives length of days and riches, and honor (15-16).
     Its ways are pleasant and peaceful; and it is a tree of life to those who lay hold on it. Those who retain it are happy (17-18).
     By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew (19-20).
     He should not let these things depart from his eyes; he should keep sound wisdom and discretion; they will be life to his soul and grace to his neck (21-22).
     He will walk safely; he will not stumble. When he lies down he will not be afraid; and his sleep will be sweet (23-24).
     He should not be afraid of sudden fear, nor of the desolation of the wicked when it comes because the LORD will be his confidence and will keep his foot from being taken (25-26).
     He should treat his neighbors well. He should not withhold good from those to whom it is due when he is able to do it. He should not tell his neighbor to go and come again later when he is able to help him now (27-28).
     Conversely, he should not devise evil against his neighbor who dwells securely by him. He should not strive with a man without cause if he has done him no harm (29-30).
     Furthermore, he should not envy the oppressor, nor should he choose any of his ways because a perverse man is an abomination to the LORD; but his secret is with the righteous (31-32).
     And the curse of the LORD in the house of the wicked; but he blesses the house of the just. The LORD scorns scorners; but he gives grace to the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools (33-35).

     [ Sermons: Joel R Beeke. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 3: Proverbs 1. Proverbs 2. Proverbs 4. ]
[1] Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 4:5; Proverbs 31:5; Deuteronomy 4:23; Psalm 119:93, 153, 176; Hosea 4:6; Deuteronomy 4:9; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Deuteronomy 8:1; Deuteronomy 30:16-20; Psalm 119:11, 16, 34, 47, 48; Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 31:33; John 14:21-24.
[2] Proverbs 4:10; Proverbs 9:11; Psalm 34:11-14; 1 Timothy 4:8; Psalm 119:165; Isaiah 32:17.
[3] Proverbs 16:6; Ephesians 5:1-2, 9; Proverbs 6:21; Proverbs 7:3; Exodus 13:9; Deuteronomy 6:8; Deuteronomy 11:18-21; Psalm 119:11; Hebrews 10:16.
[4] Psalm 111:10.
[5] Psalm 62:8; Psalm 125:1.
[6] Proverbs 16:3; James 1:5.
[7] Proverbs 26:12; Isaiah 5:21; Proverbs 14:27; Job 28:28.
[8] Proverbs 4:22.
[9] 1 John 3:17-18.
[10] Proverbs 11:24-25; Proverbs 19:17; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.
[11] Job 5:17; Psalm 94:12; Revelation 3:19; Isaiah 40:30-31.
[12] Deuteronomy 8:5.
[13] Proverbs 4:5-9; Proverbs 8:32-35; Proverbs 18:1.
[14] Proverbs 8:10-11, 19.
[15] Proverbs 8:11.
[16] Proverbs 4:6-10.
[17] Proverbs 2:10; Psalm 63:3-5.
[18] Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 13:14.
[19] Proverbs 8:27-29; Psalm 136:5.
[20] Job 38:8-11; Psalm 104:8-9.
[21] Proverbs 3:1-3.
[22] Proverbs 4:22.
[23] Proverbs 4:12; Psalm 121:3, 8.
[24] Proverbs 6:22; Psalm 4:8.
[25] Job 5:21-22; Psalm 46:1-3.
[26] Proverbs 14:26;Psalm 91:3, 9-10.
[27] Galatians 6:10.
[28] Leviticus 19:13; 1 Timothy 6:18.
[29] Proverbs 16:29-30; Micah 2:1-2.
[30] Proverbs 17:14; Proverbs 29:22; Romans 12:18-21; 2 Timothy 2:24.
[31] Proverbs 23:17; Proverbs 24:1, 19-20.
[32] Proverbs 8:13; Proverbs 11:20; Proverbs 17:15.
[33] Proverbs 21:12; Psalm 91:10.
[34] Isaiah 57:15; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5.
[35] Proverbs 4:8; 1 Samuel 2:30; Psalm 73:24.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge& Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Proverbs 3 - #1. Proverbs 3 - #2. Proverbs 3 - #3. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Proverbs Detailed Outline

The Proverbs are grouped into two Collections, each having 2 Sections, with various Sub-Sections. (See the Detailed Outline above and below).

1. Collection 1 - Proverbs of Solomon & the Wise (Solomon's Collection)
     (1:1 - 24:34) - 968 - 946 B.C., Israel
     A. Section 1 - Proverbs of Solomon (1:1 - 22:16)
          1). Sub-Section 1 - "The Proverbs of Solomon, Son of David" (1:1 - 9:18)
               a). Purpose: To teach the fear of the LORD, the beginning of wisdom (1:1-7, esp. 7)
               b). Precepts: The seductions of folly verses the attractions of wisdom (1:8 - 9:18)
                    (1). Part 1: (1:8 - 4:27)
                         (a). Folly: Wicked Companions Bring Death (1:8-19)
                         (b). Wisdom: Wisdom Brings Life and reward (1:20 - 4:27)

Proverbs 3

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 My son,
forget not my law;
but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days,
and long life,
and peace,
shall they add to thee.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:
bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find
and good understanding
in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the LORD,
and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel,
and marrow to thy bones.

9 Honour the LORD with thy substance,
and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD;
neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth;
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it
is better than the merchandise of silver,
and the gain thereof
than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies:
and all the things thou canst desire
are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand;
and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:
and happy is every one that retaineth her.

21 My son,
let not them depart from thine eyes:
keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul,
and grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely,
and thy foot shall not stumble.
24 When thou liest down,
thou shalt not be afraid:
yea, thou shalt lie down,
and thy sleep shall be sweet.

25 Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the wicked,
when it cometh.
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
28 Say not unto thy neighbour,
Go, and come again,
and to morrow I will give;
when thou hast it by thee.

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour,
seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30 Strive not with a man without cause,
if he have done thee no harm.

31 Envy thou not the oppressor,
and choose none of his ways.
32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD:
but his secret is with the righteous.

33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked:
but blesseth the habitation of the just.
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners:
but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35 The wise shall inherit glory:
but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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