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Proverbs 8

Overview

Proverbs 8:1, The fame, Proverbs 8:6, and evidence of wisdom; Proverbs 8:10, The excellency, Proverbs 8:12, the nature, Proverbs 8:15, the power, Proverbs 8:18, the riches, Proverbs 8:22, and the eternity of wisdom; Proverbs 8:32, Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it brings.

Verse 1

Proverbs 1:20, Proverbs 1:21, Proverbs 9:1-3, Isaiah 49:1-6, Isaiah 55:1-3, Matthew 3:3, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 28:20, Mark 13:10, Mark 16:15, Mark 16:16, Luke 24:47, John 7:37, Acts 1:8, Acts 22:21, Romans 15:18-21

Reciprocal: Proverbs 9:3 - she crieth Isaiah 45:19 - spoken Isaiah 46:12 - Hearken Jeremiah 2:2 - cry Jeremiah 17:19 - General Matthew 10:27 - that preach Matthew 22:9 - General Luke 8:8 - He that Luke 11:49 - the wisdom Luke 14:7 - put John 6:59 - in the John 12:44 - cried Acts 17:17 - daily 1 Corinthians 1:24 - the wisdom

Verse 2

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 3:2 - the streets Jeremiah 7:2 - Stand Luke 14:21 - Go

Verse 3

Matthew 22:9, Luke 14:21-23, John 18:20, Acts 5:20

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 3:2 - the streets Jeremiah 5:1 - seek Jeremiah 7:2 - Stand John 7:37 - and cried

Verse 4

Psalms 49:1-3, Psalms 50:1, Matthew 11:15, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:19, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Colossians 1:23, Colossians 1:28, 1 Timothy 2:4-6, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12, Revelation 22:17

Reciprocal: Job 28:28 - unto man Job 36:10 - commandeth Psalms 78:1 - General Proverbs 17:16 - a price Isaiah 55:1 - Ho

Verse 5

Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 9:4, Psalms 19:7, Psalms 94:8, Isaiah 42:13, Isaiah 55:1-3, Acts 26:18, 1 Corinthians 1:28, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Revelation 3:17, Revelation 3:18

Reciprocal: Job 5:2 - the foolish Job 28:28 - unto man Job 33:33 - I Job 36:10 - commandeth Psalms 5:5 - The Psalms 14:2 - any Psalms 75:4 - I said Proverbs 1:4 - subtlety Proverbs 2:6 - out Proverbs 4:5 - Get wisdom Proverbs 7:7 - the simple Proverbs 17:16 - a price Mark 7:14 - and understand Luke 11:40 - fools Romans 1:14 - to the unwise Romans 16:18 - the simple 1 Corinthians 1:30 - wisdom Colossians 1:28 - in all Titus 3:3 - foolish

Verse 6

for: Proverbs 2:6, Proverbs 2:7, Proverbs 4:2, Proverbs 4:20-22, Proverbs 22:20, Proverbs 22:21, Psalms 19:7-11, Psalms 49:3, 1 Corinthians 2:6, 1 Corinthians 2:7, Colossians 1:26

the opening: Job 33:1-3, Matthew 5:2-12, Matthew 7:28, Matthew 7:29, Matthew 13:35

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 30:22 - the good Job 13:6 - General Job 26:3 - plentifully Job 32:20 - I will open Psalms 45:1 - a good Psalms 95:7 - if ye Proverbs 4:11 - led Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Proverbs 23:16 - thy Ecclesiastes 12:10 - written Isaiah 45:19 - speak righteousness

Verse 7

my mouth: Job 36:4, John 1:17, John 8:14, John 8:45, John 8:46, John 14:6, John 17:17, John 18:37, Revelation 3:14

an abomination to: Heb. the abomination of, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 29:27

Reciprocal: Job 13:6 - General Job 32:20 - I will open Job 33:3 - the Ephesians 4:25 - speak

Verse 8

All: Psalms 12:6, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 63:1

there: Proverbs 8:13, John 7:46

froward: Heb. wreathed

Reciprocal: Job 33:3 - the Job 36:4 - my Proverbs 4:24 - a Isaiah 8:16 - among Revelation 14:5 - in

Verse 9

Proverbs 14:6, Proverbs 15:14, Proverbs 15:24, Proverbs 17:24, Proverbs 18:1, Proverbs 18:2, Proverbs 18:15, Psalms 19:7, Psalms 19:8, Psalms 25:12-14, Psalms 119:98-100, Isaiah 35:8, Micah 2:7, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:12, John 6:45, John 7:17, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 2:15, James 1:5

Reciprocal: Psalms 27:11 - a plain path Proverbs 4:11 - led Proverbs 15:19 - the way of the righteous Isaiah 8:16 - among

Verse 10

Proverbs 2:4, Proverbs 2:5, Proverbs 3:13, Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 23:23, Psalms 119:72, Psalms 119:127, Psalms 119:162, Ecclesiastes 7:11, Acts 3:6, 2 Corinthians 6:10

Reciprocal: Job 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold Psalms 19:10 - than gold Psalms 32:8 - instruct Proverbs 1:3 - receive Proverbs 4:10 - my Proverbs 8:19 - General Jeremiah 17:23 - nor Jeremiah 35:13 - Will Ezekiel 3:10 - receive Matthew 13:45 - like John 17:8 - received Acts 17:11 - they received 1 Corinthians 3:12 - gold Revelation 18:12 - merchandise

Verse 11

wisdom: Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 4:5-7, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 20:15, Job 28:15-19, Psalms 19:10, Psalms 119:127, Matthew 16:26, Philippians 3:8, Philippians 3:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:17 - a sardius Deuteronomy 30:13 - go over the sea Job 28:13 - knoweth Psalms 32:8 - instruct Psalms 119:72 - better Psalms 119:103 - sweet Proverbs 1:3 - receive Proverbs 3:15 - more Proverbs 31:10 - her Matthew 13:45 - like Revelation 18:12 - merchandise

Verse 12

I wisdom: Psalms 104:24, Isaiah 55:8, Isaiah 55:9, Romans 11:33, Ephesians 1:8, Ephesians 1:11, Ephesians 3:10, Colossians 2:3

prudence: or, subtlety

knowledge: Exodus 31:3-6, Exodus 35:30-35, Exodus 36:1-4, 1 Kings 7:14, 1 Chronicles 28:12, 1 Chronicles 28:19, 2 Chronicles 13:14, Isaiah 28:26

Verse 13

The fear: Proverbs 16:6, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:104, Psalms 119:128, Amos 5:15, Romans 12:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 2 Timothy 2:19

pride: Proverbs 6:16-19, 1 Samuel 2:3, Psalms 5:4, Psalms 5:5, Psalms 138:6, Zechariah 8:17, 1 Peter 5:5

the froward: Proverbs 4:24, Proverbs 6:12, Proverbs 10:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:11 - Surely Exodus 1:17 - feared God 1 Kings 18:12 - from my youth Job 1:1 - one Job 1:8 - one Psalms 19:9 - The fear Psalms 34:14 - Depart Psalms 36:1 - no Psalms 101:4 - A froward Proverbs 2:12 - from the man Proverbs 3:32 - the froward Proverbs 8:8 - there Proverbs 11:20 - of Proverbs 15:33 - fear Proverbs 16:5 - that Proverbs 17:20 - He that hath a froward heart Proverbs 21:4 - An high look Proverbs 31:30 - a woman Jeremiah 43:2 - all the Jeremiah 44:10 - neither Jeremiah 48:29 - heard Malachi 3:5 - fear Acts 9:31 - and walking Romans 3:18 - General Romans 7:15 - what I hate 2 Corinthians 7:1 - in Hebrews 1:9 - hated 1 Peter 2:18 - but

Verse 14

Counsel: Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 40:14, John 1:9, Romans 11:33, Romans 11:34, 1 Corinthians 1:24, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Colossians 2:3

sound: Proverbs 2:6, Proverbs 2:7, Romans 1:22

I have: Proverbs 24:5, Ecclesiastes 7:19, Ecclesiastes 9:16-18

Reciprocal: Job 12:13 - counsel Job 28:23 - General Psalms 16:7 - who hath Daniel 2:20 - for wisdom Daniel 2:23 - who hast Ephesians 1:11 - the counsel 2 Timothy 1:7 - a sound 2 Timothy 1:13 - the form

Verse 15

By: 1 Samuel 9:17, 1 Samuel 16:1, 1 Chronicles 28:5, Jeremiah 27:5-7, Daniel 2:21, Daniel 4:25, Daniel 4:32, Daniel 5:18-31, Daniel 7:13, Daniel 7:14, Matthew 28:18, Romans 13:1, Revelation 19:16

decree: 1 Kings 3:9, 1 Kings 3:28, 1 Kings 5:7, 1 Kings 10:9, Psalms 72:1-4, Psalms 99:4, Isaiah 1:26, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 33:15, Revelation 19:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 36:3 - every morning 2 Kings 9:3 - I have anointed Psalms 148:11 - Kings Daniel 2:37 - the God Daniel 2:47 - a Lord Matthew 4:9 - I give 1 Timothy 6:15 - the King Revelation 1:5 - and the prince Revelation 10:2 - he set Revelation 17:14 - Lord

Verse 16

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:9 - to do 2 Kings 9:3 - I have anointed Psalms 148:11 - Kings Daniel 2:21 - he removeth Daniel 2:47 - a Lord Daniel 4:32 - until Daniel 9:12 - our judges Romans 13:1 - there Revelation 1:5 - and the prince Revelation 10:2 - he set Revelation 17:14 - Lord Revelation 19:16 - KING

Verse 17

I love: 1 Samuel 2:30, Psalms 91:14, John 14:21, John 14:23, John 16:27, 1 John 4:19

those: Ecclesiastes 12:1, Isaiah 45:19, Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 7:7, Matthew 7:8, Mark 10:14, James 1:5

Reciprocal: Numbers 3:15 - General 1 Chronicles 16:10 - let the heart 2 Chronicles 34:3 - to seek Job 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold Psalms 34:11 - Come Psalms 63:1 - early Psalms 71:6 - By thee Psalms 105:3 - let the heart Proverbs 1:4 - to the Proverbs 2:3 - if Proverbs 12:1 - loveth Ecclesiastes 5:8 - thou seest Song of Solomon 3:4 - but Song of Solomon 7:12 - get Isaiah 26:9 - my spirit Hosea 5:15 - in their Matthew 2:9 - the star Mark 16:6 - Ye seek John 1:39 - Come John 5:4 - first 2 Thessalonians 2:10 - they received 2 Timothy 3:15 - from Hebrews 11:6 - diligently James 2:5 - rich

Verse 18

Riches and honour: Proverbs 3:16, Proverbs 4:7-9, James 2:5

durable: Psalms 36:6, Ecclesiastes 5:14-16, Matthew 6:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 10:42, Luke 12:20, Luke 12:21, Luke 12:33, Luke 16:11, Luke 16:12, 2 Corinthians 6:10, Ephesians 3:8, Philippians 4:19, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, James 5:1-3, Revelation 3:18

and righteousness: Proverbs 11:4, Matthew 6:33, Philippians 3:8, Philippians 3:9

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:12 - riches Job 28:13 - knoweth Psalms 35:27 - righteous cause Proverbs 2:4 - thou Proverbs 8:21 - to inherit Matthew 13:45 - like Romans 2:10 - glory 2 Corinthians 6:14 - and what 2 Corinthians 9:9 - his 1 Timothy 6:6 - godliness

Verse 19

Proverbs 8:10, Proverbs 3:14, Ecclesiastes 7:12

Reciprocal: Job 28:13 - knoweth Job 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold Psalms 19:10 - than gold Psalms 119:72 - better Proverbs 2:4 - thou Proverbs 16:16 - General Luke 16:11 - true 2 Corinthians 6:14 - and what 1 Peter 1:7 - precious

Verse 20

lead: or, walk, Proverbs 3:6, Proverbs 4:11, Proverbs 4:12, Proverbs 6:22, Psalms 23:3, Psalms 25:4, Psalms 25:5, Psalms 32:8, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 49:10, Isaiah 55:4, John 10:3, John 10:27, John 10:28, Revelation 7:17

in the: Proverbs 4:25-27, Deuteronomy 5:32

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:27 - the Lord Joshua 1:7 - turn not Psalms 25:9 - guide Psalms 48:14 - guide Psalms 73:24 - Thou Psalms 119:35 - the path Psalms 119:66 - Teach me Proverbs 2:8 - keepeth Proverbs 14:8 - wisdom Ecclesiastes 7:18 - good Isaiah 35:8 - the wayfaring Isaiah 61:8 - I will direct Matthew 7:14 - narrow Luke 1:79 - to guide Acts 2:28 - made Romans 8:14 - led Galatians 5:18 - if

Verse 21

to inherit: Proverbs 8:18, Proverbs 1:13, Proverbs 6:31, Genesis 15:14, 1 Samuel 2:8, Matthew 25:46, John 1:1-18; Romans 8:17, Hebrews 10:34, 1 Peter 1:4

fill: Psalms 16:11, Ephesians 3:19, Ephesians 3:20, Revelation 21:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 15:6 - the house John 17:24 - for

Verse 22

Proverbs 3:19, John 1:1, John 1:2, Colossians 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - beginning Job 15:7 - or wast thou Job 28:27 - he prepared it Job 38:4 - Where Psalms 93:2 - Thy Psalms 104:24 - in wisdom Psalms 136:5 - General Micah 5:2 - whose John 1:15 - he was John 5:20 - and showeth John 8:58 - Before John 17:5 - glorify 1 Corinthians 1:24 - the wisdom Hebrews 1:2 - by whom 1 John 1:1 - That which 1 John 1:2 - which was Revelation 14:7 - worship

Verse 23

Genesis 1:26, Psalms 2:6, Micah 5:2, John 17:24, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 1:11, 1 John 1:1, 1 John 1:2

Reciprocal: Job 26:7 - General Job 34:13 - Who hath given Psalms 93:2 - Thy Psalms 102:25 - General Isaiah 9:6 - The everlasting Father Isaiah 43:13 - before Isaiah 57:15 - that inhabiteth Acts 14:15 - which Colossians 1:17 - he 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - from Titus 1:2 - before 1 Peter 1:20 - verily

Verse 24

I was: Psalms 2:7, John 1:14, John 3:16, John 5:20, Hebrews 1:5, 1 John 4:9

Reciprocal: Job 38:16 - the springs Hebrews 1:6 - And again

Verse 25

Job 15:7, Job 15:8, Job 38:4-11, Psalms 90:2, Psalms 102:25-28, Hebrews 1:10

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:35 - regard Jonah 2:6 - the earth Hebrews 1:6 - And again

Verse 26

as yet: Genesis 1:1-31

fields: or, open places

highest part: or, chief part

Reciprocal: Job 28:28 - unto man Psalms 90:2 - Before Psalms 95:5 - hands Isaiah 40:12 - measured

Verse 27

he prepared: Psalms 33:6, Psalms 103:19, Psalms 136:5, Jeremiah 10:12, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2

compass: or, circle, Isaiah 40:11, Isaiah 40:22

Reciprocal: Job 37:18 - spread Job 38:5 - laid Psalms 148:6 - He hath also Proverbs 3:19 - Lord

Verse 28

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - divided Genesis 1:9 - General Genesis 7:11 - all Genesis 8:2 - fountains Psalms 104:7 - At thy Psalms 146:6 - the sea Matthew 8:26 - and rebuked

Verse 29

he gave: Genesis 1:9, Genesis 1:10, Job 38:8-11, Psalms 33:7, Psalms 104:9, Jeremiah 5:22

when he appointed: Job 38:4-7

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:7 - divided Genesis 7:11 - all Job 26:10 - compassed Job 38:11 - Hitherto Psalms 95:5 - The sea is his Psalms 146:6 - the sea Micah 6:2 - foundations Matthew 8:26 - and rebuked Mark 4:39 - he arose Luke 8:25 - being John 19:22 - What Colossians 1:15 - of every Hebrews 1:10 - hast

Verse 30

one: John 1:1-3, John 1:18, John 16:28

I was daily: Isaiah 42:1, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, John 12:28, Colossians 1:13

Reciprocal: Job 38:4 - Where John 3:35 - Father Ephesians 1:6 - in

Verse 31

and my: Psalms 16:3, Psalms 40:6-8, John 4:34, John 13:1, 2 Corinthians 8:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 139:17 - precious Ephesians 1:6 - in Hebrews 10:7 - Lo

Verse 32

for: Psalms 1:1-4, Psalms 119:1, Psalms 119:2, Psalms 128:1, Luke 11:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken 2 Samuel 22:22 - the ways Psalms 34:11 - Come Psalms 90:12 - that Proverbs 1:4 - to the Proverbs 1:33 - whoso Proverbs 3:13 - is the Proverbs 4:1 - attend Proverbs 5:7 - Hear Proverbs 7:24 - O Proverbs 12:1 - loveth Isaiah 48:12 - Hearken Isaiah 55:2 - Hearken Matthew 5:3 - Blessed Mark 4:3 - Hearken Luke 7:35 - General Acts 2:14 - hearken James 1:19 - let James 2:5 - Hearken 1 John 2:5 - whoso

Verse 33

Hear: Proverbs 1:2, Proverbs 1:3, Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 4:1, Proverbs 5:1, Isaiah 55:1-3, Romans 10:16, Romans 10:17

refuse: Proverbs 1:21, Psalms 81:11, Psalms 81:12, Acts 7:35-37, Hebrews 12:25

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 8:13 - the second Proverbs 7:24 - O Proverbs 15:32 - refuseth Proverbs 22:17 - and hear John 5:39 - Search Acts 8:28 - and sitting

Verse 34

watching: Proverbs 1:21, Proverbs 2:3, Proverbs 2:4, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 84:10, Psalms 92:13, Matthew 7:24, Luke 1:6, Luke 10:39, Luke 11:28, John 8:31, John 8:32, Acts 2:42, Acts 17:11, Acts 17:12, James 1:22-25

Reciprocal: Exodus 38:8 - assembling 1 Kings 10:8 - happy are these 2 Kings 4:38 - were sitting 2 Chronicles 9:7 - General Nehemiah 8:13 - the second Nehemiah 12:44 - Judah rejoiced Psalms 25:5 - on thee Proverbs 13:4 - but Proverbs 19:20 - receive Proverbs 22:17 - and hear Song of Solomon 1:8 - go Song of Solomon 3:2 - the streets Luke 8:40 - waiting John 1:38 - where John 5:3 - waiting John 5:39 - Search Acts 8:28 - and sitting Acts 17:17 - daily Acts 19:9 - daily Revelation 1:3 - Blessed

Verse 35

whoso: Proverbs 1:33, Proverbs 3:13-18, John 3:16, John 3:36, John 14:6, Philippians 3:8, Colossians 3:3, 1 John 5:11, 1 John 5:12

obtain: Heb. bring forth

favour: Proverbs 12:2, Ephesians 1:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General Proverbs 12:28 - General Proverbs 14:9 - among Proverbs 16:20 - handleth Proverbs 18:22 - and Proverbs 19:8 - loveth Proverbs 19:20 - receive Ecclesiastes 7:12 - the excellency 2 Timothy 2:10 - obtain 1 Peter 3:10 - love

Verse 36

he: Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 20:2, John 3:19, John 3:20, Acts 13:46, Hebrews 2:3, Hebrews 10:29

all: Proverbs 5:11, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 5:22, Proverbs 5:23, Ezekiel 18:31, Ezekiel 33:11, John 15:23, John 15:24, 1 Corinthians 16:22

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:5 - of them Numbers 16:38 - sinners Deuteronomy 30:19 - choose life Job 35:6 - General Psalms 18:39 - that Psalms 50:17 - hatest Proverbs 1:32 - the turning Proverbs 6:32 - destroyeth Proverbs 11:19 - he Proverbs 13:24 - General Proverbs 19:8 - loveth Proverbs 21:6 - seek Proverbs 29:24 - hateth Jeremiah 25:7 - that ye Jeremiah 27:13 - Why Jeremiah 44:7 - against Hosea 13:9 - thou Habakkuk 2:10 - sinned John 7:7 - but John 8:24 - for Acts 16:28 - Do Romans 1:30 - haters

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 8". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-8.html.