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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 18

Overview

Verse 1

Through: etc. or, He that separateth himself seeketh, according to his desire and intermeddleth in every business. Exodus 33:16, Zechariah 7:3, Romans 1:1, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Jude 1:19

seeketh: Proverbs 2:1-6, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:44, Mark 4:11, Ephesians 5:15-17

intermeddleth: Proverbs 14:10, Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 20:19, Proverbs 24:21, Proverbs 26:17, Isaiah 26:8, Isaiah 26:9, Jeremiah 15:17, Mark 1:35

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:2 - When Deuteronomy 14:6 - General Psalms 90:12 - that Psalms 111:2 - that have Psalms 119:45 - for I seek Psalms 119:97 - O how Proverbs 2:2 - thou Proverbs 2:10 - General Proverbs 3:13 - getteth Proverbs 4:5 - Get wisdom Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 10:14 - lay Proverbs 12:1 - loveth Proverbs 21:11 - when the wise Ecclesiastes 1:13 - I gave Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth John 7:4 - there Colossians 3:16 - all

Verse 2

fool: Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 17:16, Psalms 1:1, Psalms 1:2, Matthew 8:34, 1 Corinthians 8:1

but: Numbers 24:15, Numbers 24:16, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Philippians 1:15, 2 Peter 2:15-19

Reciprocal: Psalms 90:12 - that Psalms 111:2 - that have Proverbs 2:10 - General Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 14:6 - scorner Ecclesiastes 10:3 - and he Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth John 7:4 - there Romans 1:31 - Without understanding

Verse 3

Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 22:10, Proverbs 29:16, 1 Samuel 20:30, Nehemiah 4:4, Psalms 69:9, Psalms 69:20, Psalms 123:3, Psalms 123:4, Matthew 27:39-44, 1 Peter 4:4, 1 Peter 4:14

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:21 - that despiseth

Verse 4

words: Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 16:22, Proverbs 20:5, Matthew 12:34, John 4:14, John 7:38, John 7:39, Colossians 3:16, Colossians 4:6

the wellspring: Psalms 78:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:2 - all Proverbs 18:21 - Death Matthew 13:52 - which

Verse 5

not: Proverbs 24:23, Proverbs 28:21, Leviticus 19:15, Deuteronomy 1:16, Deuteronomy 1:17, Deuteronomy 16:19, Job 13:7, Job 13:8, Job 34:19, Matthew 22:16

to overthrow: 1 Kings 21:9-14, Isaiah 5:23, Isaiah 59:14, Micah 7:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - If thou doest well Nehemiah 5:9 - It is not Psalms 82:2 - accept Psalms 140:4 - overthrow Proverbs 17:26 - to punish 1 Timothy 5:21 - without preferring

Verse 6

fool's: Proverbs 12:16, Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 14:16, Proverbs 16:27, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 27:3

his: Proverbs 14:3, Proverbs 19:19, Proverbs 22:24, Proverbs 22:25, Proverbs 25:24, Proverbs 29:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:23 - spoken 1 Kings 12:10 - My little finger 2 Kings 14:8 - Come 2 Chronicles 10:10 - My little finger 2 Chronicles 25:19 - why shouldest Proverbs 3:30 - General Proverbs 10:8 - fall Proverbs 10:10 - but Proverbs 10:32 - but Proverbs 12:13 - wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips Proverbs 17:20 - and he Proverbs 25:8 - hastily Proverbs 26:17 - passeth Ecclesiastes 10:3 - and he Ecclesiastes 10:12 - but Matthew 5:22 - fool 1 Corinthians 1:11 - that there

Verse 7

his destruction: Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 10:14, Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 13:3, Ecclesiastes 10:11-14

his lips: Proverbs 6:2, Judges 11:35, 1 Samuel 14:24-46, Mark 6:23-28, Acts 23:14-22

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:33 - as a fool dieth 1 Kings 2:23 - spoken 1 Kings 12:10 - My little finger 2 Chronicles 10:10 - My little finger Psalms 59:12 - For the Psalms 64:8 - tongue Psalms 140:9 - let the mischief Proverbs 10:10 - but Proverbs 17:20 - and he Proverbs 20:25 - a snare

Verse 8

words: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 26:20-22, Leviticus 19:16, Psalms 52:2, Psalms 64:3, Psalms 64:4

talebearer: or, whisperer

as wounds: or, like as when men are wounded

innermost parts: Heb. chambers

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 22:14 - General Judges 16:18 - Come up 1 Samuel 24:9 - General Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Proverbs 15:4 - a breach Proverbs 20:19 - that goeth Proverbs 26:22 - words Ezekiel 22:9 - men that carry tales Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking

Verse 9

that is slothful: Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 23:20, Proverbs 23:21, Proverbs 24:30-34, Matthew 25:26, Romans 12:11, Hebrews 6:12

is brother: Proverbs 28:24, Job 30:29, Luke 15:13, Luke 15:14, Luke 16:1, Luke 16:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:5 - Simeon Psalms 112:5 - he will Proverbs 6:6 - thou Matthew 25:18 - and hid Luke 16:3 - I cannot John 6:12 - that nothing

Verse 10

name: Genesis 17:1, Exodus 3:13-15, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 34:5-7, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 57:15, Jeremiah 23:6, Matthew 1:23, Revelation 1:8

a strong: 2 Samuel 22:3, 2 Samuel 22:51, Psalms 18:2, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 61:3, Psalms 61:4, Psalms 91:2, Psalms 144:2, Isaiah 26:4

the righteous: Genesis 32:11, Genesis 32:28, Genesis 32:29, 1 Samuel 30:6, 2 Samuel 22:45-47, Psalms 56:3, Psalms 56:4

safe: Heb. set aloft, Psalms 91:14, Habakkuk 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:1 - Come Leviticus 26:5 - dwell Deuteronomy 33:27 - refuge 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name 1 Kings 20:22 - strengthen 1 Chronicles 6:54 - castles 2 Chronicles 14:11 - rest on thee Psalms 3:5 - the Psalms 9:9 - The Lord Psalms 9:10 - know Psalms 20:1 - name Psalms 27:5 - hide Psalms 46:1 - refuge Psalms 52:9 - wait Psalms 71:3 - my strong habitation Psalms 143:9 - flee unto thee Proverbs 14:26 - his Proverbs 27:12 - General Proverbs 29:25 - whoso Ecclesiastes 7:12 - wisdom Isaiah 4:6 - tabernacle Isaiah 8:14 - he shall be Isaiah 14:32 - trust in it Isaiah 26:20 - enter Isaiah 33:16 - shall dwell Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength Ezekiel 11:16 - as a Daniel 6:23 - because Joel 3:16 - hope Nahum 1:7 - strong hold Habakkuk 3:4 - the hiding Zephaniah 2:3 - hid John 17:11 - thine 2 Corinthians 4:8 - yet Ephesians 6:16 - the shield

Verse 11

Proverbs 10:15, Proverbs 11:4, Deuteronomy 32:31, Job 31:24, Job 31:25, Psalms 49:6-9, Psalms 52:5-7, Psalms 62:10, Psalms 62:11, Ecclesiastes 7:12, Luke 12:19-21

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:54 - castles Proverbs 28:11 - rich Jeremiah 48:36 - the riches Ezekiel 28:4 - General Habakkuk 2:9 - set Zephaniah 1:18 - their silver Mark 10:24 - trust Luke 18:24 - How

Verse 12

destruction: Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 16:18, Proverbs 29:23, Ezekiel 16:49, Ezekiel 16:50, Ezekiel 28:2, Ezekiel 28:9, Daniel 5:23, Daniel 5:24, Acts 12:21-23

and: Proverbs 15:33, Job 42:6-17, Isaiah 6:5-13, Daniel 9:20, Daniel 9:23, Luke 14:11, 1 Peter 5:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:3 - humble Numbers 16:27 - and stood 1 Samuel 17:44 - Come to me 1 Samuel 18:18 - Who am I 1 Samuel 25:41 - thine 1 Kings 1:5 - exalted 1 Kings 20:18 - General Esther 6:6 - To whom Proverbs 17:19 - he that Proverbs 21:24 - haughty Isaiah 10:14 - And my Jeremiah 48:29 - his loftiness Jeremiah 50:32 - the most proud Ezekiel 29:9 - because Ezekiel 31:10 - and his Hosea 13:1 - Ephraim Obadiah 1:3 - pride Habakkuk 2:9 - set Luke 9:48 - he that Luke 18:14 - every 1 Timothy 3:6 - lest James 4:6 - giveth grace

Verse 13

that: Deuteronomy 13:14, 2 Samuel 16:4, 2 Samuel 19:24-30, Esther 3:10-15, Esther 8:5-17, Job 29:16, Daniel 6:9, Daniel 6:14, John 7:51

answereth a matter: Heb. returneth a word

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:21 - answered 2 Samuel 14:8 - I will give 2 Samuel 19:29 - Why speakest Job 18:2 - mark Job 32:4 - waited till Job had spoken Proverbs 18:17 - General Acts 25:16 - and have Acts 25:27 - General Acts 26:1 - Thou James 1:19 - slow to speak 1 Peter 4:8 - for

Verse 14

spirit: Job 1:20, Job 1:21, Job 2:7-10, Psalms 147:3, Romans 5:3-5, Romans 8:35-37, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10, James 1:2, 1 Peter 1:6

but: Proverbs 17:22, Job 6:4, Job 7:14, Job 7:15, Job 10:15-17, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 30:10, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 32:4, Psalms 38:2-4, Psalms 42:10, Psalms 42:11, Psalms 55:3, Psalms 55:5, Psalms 77:2, Psalms 77:3, Psalms 88:14-16, Psalms 109:22, Mark 14:33, Mark 14:34, 2 Corinthians 2:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:27 - vexed Psalms 6:3 - My Proverbs 12:25 - Heaviness Proverbs 14:10 - heart Proverbs 15:4 - a breach Proverbs 15:13 - by 2 Corinthians 7:10 - the sorrow

Verse 15

Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 4:5, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 10:14, Proverbs 15:14, Proverbs 23:23, 1 Kings 3:9, Psalms 119:97-104, Luke 8:8-10, Luke 10:39, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, James 1:5

Reciprocal: Job 8:10 - utter words Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 15:32 - getteth understanding Proverbs 17:16 - seeing Proverbs 21:11 - when the wise Ecclesiastes 1:13 - I gave Acts 10:33 - are we Acts 13:7 - a prudent

Verse 16

Proverbs 17:8, Proverbs 19:6, Proverbs 21:14, Genesis 32:20, Genesis 33:10, Genesis 43:11, 1 Samuel 25:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:27 - took Genesis 24:31 - thou Genesis 32:13 - a present Judges 3:15 - sent a present 1 Samuel 16:20 - an ass laden 1 Samuel 25:18 - took two 1 Samuel 30:26 - to his friends 2 Samuel 16:1 - with a couple 2 Kings 18:31 - Make an agreement with me Proverbs 17:23 - General

Verse 17

Proverbs 18:13, 2 Samuel 16:1-3, 2 Samuel 19:24-27, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:6, Acts 24:12, Acts 24:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:19 - heard 2 Samuel 16:4 - Behold Job 32:11 - whilst Proverbs 28:11 - the poor Luke 6:42 - cast Acts 25:16 - and have Acts 26:1 - Thou

Verse 18

Proverbs 16:33, Joshua 14:2, 1 Samuel 10:21-27, 1 Samuel 14:42, 1 Chronicles 6:63, 1 Chronicles 24:31, Nehemiah 11:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:55 - by lot Joshua 18:6 - that I may cast Joshua 18:10 - cast lots Joshua 21:8 - by lot Nehemiah 10:34 - cast

Verse 19

brother: Proverbs 6:19, Genesis 4:5-8, Genesis 27:41-45, Genesis 32:6-11, Genesis 37:3-5, Genesis 37:11, Genesis 37:18-27, 2 Samuel 13:22, 2 Samuel 13:28, 1 Kings 2:23-25, 1 Kings 12:16, 2 Chronicles 13:17, Acts 15:39

than: Proverbs 16:32

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:11 - Deliver Judges 12:6 - there fell Judges 20:48 - smote them 1 Samuel 17:28 - Eliab's anger 2 Samuel 19:43 - the words Acts 7:26 - ye are 1 Peter 3:1 - won

Verse 20

Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 12:14, Proverbs 13:2, Proverbs 22:18, Proverbs 22:21, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12

Reciprocal: Isaiah 60:9 - unto Hosea 10:13 - eaten John 4:32 - I have

Verse 21

Death: Proverbs 18:4-7, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 10:31, Proverbs 11:30, Matthew 12:35-37, Romans 10:14, Romans 10:15, 2 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 11:15, Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 4:6, Titus 1:10, Titus 1:11, James 3:6-9, 2 Peter 2:18

and: Proverbs 10:19, Ecclesiastes 10:12-14, Isaiah 57:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 22:14 - General Job 6:25 - forcible Job 19:2 - break me Psalms 12:3 - proud Psalms 34:13 - Keep Psalms 39:1 - that I Psalms 52:2 - like Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Psalms 140:11 - an evil speaker Proverbs 10:10 - but Proverbs 12:14 - satisfied Proverbs 21:23 - General Ecclesiastes 10:11 - a babbler Jeremiah 18:18 - Come and let us smite Jeremiah 49:16 - terribleness Hosea 10:12 - Sow Hosea 10:13 - eaten James 1:19 - slow to speak James 3:5 - so

Verse 22

findeth a wife: Proverbs 5:15-23, Proverbs 12:4, Proverbs 19:14, Proverbs 31:10-31, Genesis 24:67, Genesis 29:20, Genesis 29:21, Genesis 29:28, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Hosea 12:12, 1 Corinthians 7:2

and: Proverbs 3:4, Proverbs 8:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:18 - good Genesis 2:22 - brought Genesis 24:44 - the woman Ruth 4:10 - have I 1 Samuel 25:39 - to take her Matthew 19:10 - General John 2:1 - a marriage

Verse 23

poor: Ruth 2:7, 1 Samuel 2:36, 2 Kings 4:1, 2 Kings 4:2, Isaiah 66:2, Matthew 5:3, James 1:9-11

rich: Genesis 42:7, Genesis 42:30, Exodus 5:2, 1 Samuel 25:10, 1 Samuel 25:17, James 2:3

Reciprocal: Judges 8:6 - General 1 Samuel 20:10 - answer thee 1 Kings 12:13 - answered Job 41:3 - General Proverbs 19:7 - yet Proverbs 22:7 - rich

Verse 24

that hath: Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 27:9, 1 Samuel 19:4, 1 Samuel 19:5, 1 Samuel 30:26-31, 2 Samuel 9:1-13, 2 Samuel 16:17, 2 Samuel 17:27-29, 2 Samuel 19:30-39, 2 Samuel 21:7, 1 Chronicles 12:38-40, Matthew 26:49, Matthew 26:50

there: 2 Samuel 1:26, John 15:14, John 15:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:27 - took Genesis 23:7 - General Genesis 39:8 - my master Deuteronomy 13:6 - thy brother Joshua 2:14 - when the Lord Ruth 1:14 - but Ruth Ruth 4:15 - better 1 Samuel 18:1 - loved him 1 Samuel 20:17 - for he loved 2 Samuel 15:15 - Behold 2 Samuel 15:21 - surely Job 2:11 - friends Job 19:14 - kinsfolk Proverbs 27:10 - better Mark 14:31 - he spake Luke 5:7 - that they should

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 18". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-18.html.