In these chapters we have a series of exhortations to a life of godliness expressed in general terms about as follows:
1. Confidence in God as a wise ruler (chap. 16) 2. A disposition of peacefulness and contentment (chap. 17) 3. The virtues of affability, fidelity, and others of a social nature (chap. 18) 4. Humility and meekness (chap. 19) 5. Sobriety, diligence and kindness (chap. 21) 6. Justice, patience, submission (chap. 21) 7. The attainment and preservation of a good name (chap. 22) 8. Warnings against avarice, licentiousness, and similar vices (chap. 23) 9. Warnings against ungodly companionship (chap. 24)
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Gray, James. "Commentary on Proverbs 16". The James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/
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