The Book of
King of Israel
The Book of Proverbs is called in Hebrew "Mishlei". Literally this means the
Parables of [Solomon].
Philosophers and mystics understood this work not only at the simple level. They also understood it to contain allegories dealing with deeper matters. We however will content ourselves with attempting just ot understood something at the simple literary level.
This should be more than hard enough.
Proverbs Chapter One.
Proverbs 1:1 - 9. Respect Yourself and Your Parents.
Proverbs 1:10 -19. Keep Away from Bad and Crooked Company!
Proverbs 1:20-21 The Daily Buzz.
Proverbs 1:22-33 LISTEN TO THE MESSAGES!
Proverbs Chapter Two.
2:1-9 Seek Understanding and the Right Path.
2:10-22 Be Careful!
Proverbs Chapter Three.
3: 1-4 Goodness is Good For You!
3: 5-10: Trust and Giving in the Bible.
3:11-18 The Value of Biblical Wisdom and Understanding.
3:19-35 Wisdom is Good for You! Goodness is Wise!
Proverbs Chapter Four.
Proverbs 4:1-9 You Can Overcome.
Proverbs 4:10-18 Get Away from Evil While You Can!
Proverbs 4:19-27 Look Straight and Keep Faith with God, Yourself, and Others.
Proverbs Chapter Five.
Proverbs 5:1-7 Flippant Females and Life-Style Doctrines.
Proverbs 5:8-23 Warning Against Physical Adultery and Anti-Biblical Teachings.
Proverbs Chapter Six.
Proverbs 6:1-15 Bad Company is to be Avoided.
Proverbs 6: 16-35 Adultery, Death, and Biblical Life.
The Evil Impulse is a Harlot!
Listen to the Right Lady!
The Power of Speech and Good Inquiry.
Goodness Encompasses its own Rewards
Reward in the Next World is the Main Thing!
Proverbs 9:1: Lawrence of Arabia and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Proverbs 9: 2-18 Good Torah Knowledge and Common Sense.
We are the People: Tribal Hints to Goodness.
Proverbs 10:1-5 Wisdom, Work, and Honesty.
Proverbs 10:6-8 The First Step to Self-Liberation.
Proverbs 10:9-15. Some Good Advice and Discretion.
Proverbs 10:16-17. Heed Reproof and Live!
Proverbs 10:18-21. The Power of Words.
Proverbs 10:22-24. We May Get What is Coming.
Proverbs 10: 25-32 The Benefits to One's Self of Righteousness.
Proverbs 11:1-4 Honesty is the best Policy.
Proverbs 11 :5-6 Choice and Reality.
Proverbs 11 :7-10 The Reward of Righteousness.
Proverbs 11:11-31 Some Comparisons of the Good and Bad.
Proverbs 12: 1-4 Self-Respect means Good Behavior.