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Proverbs

Author – Solomon and others
Time – 1,000 – 700 B.C.

Summary – In the book of Proverbs, wisdom is the attitude which puts God first as manís rightful guide and master. The book does not hesitate to link good and bad with reward and penalty. Much can be learned by testing personal conduct against the positive and negative standards and warnings as recorded in the Proverbs. Throughout the book, the view is presented that all men fall into two basic classes. Both are known by their habits, their deeds, their "fruits", their chosen "ways" in life, and their fitting ends. They are either with God or without Him, good or evil, or wise or foolish. There is even a mutual tension between the two classes, the two ways of life, which shows up in every aspect of life.

Superiority of the way of wisdom – Chapter 1 v 1 to 9 v 18
Passage
Subject
1 v 1 to 7 Introduction
1 v 8 to 9 v 18 The righteous woman, Wisdom, versus the evil woman

Main collection of Solomonís Proverbs – Chapter 10 v 1 to 22 v 16
Passage
Subject
10 v 1 to 15 v 33 Contrasting Proverbs
16 v 1 to 22 v 16 Proverbs largely parallel

The Words of the Wise, Thirty Sayings – Chapter 22 v 17 to 24 v 22

The Words of the Wise, Appendix – Chapter 24 v 23 to 34

Proverbs of Solomon compiled by Hezekiahís Men – Chapter 25 v 1 to 29 v 27

Appendices – Chapter 30 v 1 to 31 v 31
Passage
Subject
30 v 1 to 33 The words of Agur
31 v 1 to 9 The words of Lemuel
31 v 10 to 31 Alphabetical poem about the Virtuous Woman

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