This Proverbs from the Bible printable helps break down the overview of the book, it’s authors, themes and key verses.
THE BOOK OF PROVERBS
If you love a good quote, you probably will enjoy the book of Proverbs. I’m a sucker for anything inspirational, a quick piece of advice or some kind of new insight on an old topic.
Mostly written by the wise King Solomon, this book is filled with wisdom and practical living for Christians (or Jews at the time). King Solomon was the son of King David, and the last of the rulers of the Israelites during peacetimes.
1 Kings 4:32 says, “Solomon composed three thousand proverbs, and his songs numbered a thousand and five.”
While not all are accounted for, around half of the book of Proverbs is written by unknown “wise men” including two men referred to as “Agur, son of Jaken” and “King Lemuel”.
The book of Proverbs was compiled by scribes during King Hezekiah’s rule (see chapter 25).
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE PROVERBS
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 ”Keep up my words and store up my commands within you. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 7:1,3 “For whoever find [wisdom] finds life and receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 8:35 ”An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25 ”Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:20 ”He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.” Proverbs 14:26 ”A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 ”Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 ”A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ”He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Proverbs 21:23 ”Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:28 ”Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 ”Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
THE BOOK OF PROVERBS PRINTABLES
Open up your Bible, read through Proverbs and print out these visual notes to guide you as you read. Highlight anything in the book that is helpful to the trial you’re going through. Make notes of dates and praise him when he guides you through it. You’ve got this!
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