Old Testament Proverbs

01 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge-If sinners entice you, do not consent-Those who hearken to wisdom will dwell 02 The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding-Walk in the way of good men. 03 Write mercy and truth upon the tablet of your heart-Trust in the Lord-Honor him with your substance-Whom the Lord loves he corrects 04 Keep the Lord's commandments and live-With all your getting, get understanding-Go not in the way of evil men. 05 Those who associate with immoral women will go down to hell-Rejoice with the wife of your youth. 06 Six things that the Lord hates are named-Those who commit adultery destroy their own souls. 07 An immoral woman leads a man to destruction as an ox to the slaughter-The house of an adulterous woman is the way to hell. 08 Wisdom is greatly to be desired-The Lord and the sons of men possessed wisdom in the premortal life. 09 Rebuke a wise man and he will love you-The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom-The guests of an immoral woman are in the depths of hell. 10 A wise son makes a glad father-The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life-He who utters slander is a fool-The desire of the righteous will be granted. 11 The state and rewards of the righteous and the wicked are contrasted-When a wicked man dies, his expectations perish-He who 12 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband-The way of a fool is right in his own eyes-Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord. 13 The way of the transgressor is hard-Evil pursues sinners-He who does not discipline his children hates them. 14 Go from the presence of a foolish man-A true witness delivers souls-Righteousness exalts a nation. 15 A soft answer turns away wrath-A wise son makes a glad father-The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord-Before honor 16 It is better to get wisdom than gold-Pride goes before destruction-The gray hair of the righteous person is a crown of glory. 17 He who is glad at calamities will be punished-A friend loves at all times-Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise. 18 A fool's mouth is his destruction-Whoever obtains a wife obtains a good thing-A man who has friends must show himself friendly. 19 A prudent wife is from the Lord-He who lends to the poor lends to the Lord-It is better to be a poor man than to be a liar. 20 Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging-Turn to the Lord, and he will save you. 21 Do righteousness and justice-Follow after righteousness and mercy-Safety comes from the Lord. 22 A good name is better than riches-Train up a child in the way he should go. 23 Labor not to be rich-As a man thinks in his heart, so is he-Withhold not correction from a child-Be not among drunkards. 24 In a multitude of counselors there is safety-Fret not yourself because of evil men-It is not good to show partiality in judgment. 25 Boast not of false gifts-Give food and drink to your enemy. 26 Honor is not fitting for a fool-Answer not a fool according to his folly-Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. 27 Let another man praise you-A prudent man foresees evil-Hell and destruction are never full. 28 The wicked flee when no man pursues-Whoever walks uprightly will be saved-A faithful man will abound with blessings. 29 When the wicked rule, the people mourn-The righteous consider the cause of the poor-A fool speaks all that is in his mind-Where there is no 30 Every word of God is pure-Give me neither poverty nor riches. 31 Wine and strong drink are condemned-Plead the cause of the poor and needy-A virtuous woman is more precious than rubies.