Bible Proverbs | Biblical Proverbs

These Bible Proverbs or Biblical Proverbs come from the "St. Joseph Edition of the New American Bible". You will find bible proverbs from each chapter in the Book of Proverbs. The Book of Proverbs addresses many timeless issues such as wisdom, wickedness, greed, violence, attitude toward God, attitude toward your fellow man, adultry, freindship, and wives. Each of these bible proverbs are listed by chapter and verse in the format "Book Chapter:Verse". We hope you enjoy our selections! And now on to the bible proverbs and biblical proverbs...




Proverbs 1

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise.
-- Proverbs 1:7

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching; A graceful diadem will they be for your head; a torque for your neck.
-- Proverbs 1:8-9

Proverbs 2

My son, if you receive my words and treasure my commands, turning your ear to wisdom, inclining your heart to understanding; Yes, if you call to intellligence, and to understanding raise your voice; If you seek her like silver, and like hidden treasures search her out: Then will you understand the fear of the Lord; the knowledge of God you will find; For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
-- Proverbs 2:1-6

Thus you may walk in the way of good men, and keep to the paths of the just. For the upright will dwell in the land, the honest will remain in it; But the wicked will be cut off from the land, the faitless will be rooted out of it.
-- Proverbs 2:20-22

Proverbs 3

My son, forget not my teaching, keep in mind my commands; For many days, and years of life, and peace, will they bring you. Let not kindness and fidelity leave you; bind them around your neck; Then will you win favor and good esteem before God and man.
-- Proverbs 3:1-4

Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding!
-- Proverbs 3:13

Be not afraid of sudden terror, of the ruin fo the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from the snare. Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim when it is in your power to do it for him. Say not to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give," when you can give at once.
-- Proverbs 3:25-28

Proverbs 4

The path of the wicked enter not, walk not on the way of evil men; Shun it, cross it not, turn aside from it and pass on.
-- Proverbs 4:14-15

Proverbs 5

The lips of an adulteress drip with honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, as sharp as a two-edged sword.
-- Proverbs 5:3-4

For each man's ways are plain to the Lord's sight; all their paths he surveys; By his own iniquities the wicked man will be caught, in the meshes of his own sin he will be held fast; He will die from lack of discipline, through the greatness of his folly he will be lost.
-- Proverbs 5:21-23

Proverbs 6

There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abonimation to him; Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; A heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, The false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.
-- Proverbs 6:16-19

Men despise not the thief of he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry; Yet if he be caught he must pay back sevenfold; all the wealth of his house he may yield up.
-- Proverbs 6:30-31

Proverbs 7

Say to Wisdom, "You are my sister!" call Understanding, "Friend!" -- Proverbs 7:4

Proverbs 8

The Lord begot me, the firstborn of his ways, the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago; From of old I was poured forth, at the first, before the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains or springs of water; Before the mountains were settled into place, before the hills, I was brought forth; While as yet the earth and the fields were not made, nor the first clods fo the world.
-- Proverbs 8:22-26

Proverbs 9

He who corrects an arrogant man earns insult; and he who reproves a wicked man incurs opprobrium. Reprove not an arrogant man, let he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Instruct a wise man, and he becomes still wiser; teach a just man, and he advances in learning.
-- Proverbs 9:7-9

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Holy One is undertanding.
-- Proverbs 9:10

If you are wise, it is to your own advantage; and if you are arrogant, you alone shall bear it.
-- Proverbs 9:12

Proverbs 10

A wise son makes his father glad, but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
-- Proverbs 10:1

The slack hand impoverishes, but the hand of the diligent enriches.
-- Proverbs 10:4

Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses.
-- Proverbs 10:12

The lips of the just know how to please, but the moutn of the wicked, how to pervert.
-- Proverbs 10:32