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- Proverbs

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1

This collection of sententious sayings is divine wisdom applied to the earthly conditions of the people of God. That the Proverbs were Solomon's (Proverbs 1:1) implies no more than that he gathered into orderly arrangement sayings already current amongst the people, the wisdom of the Spirit, perhaps through many centuries (Ecclesiastes 12:9). Chapters 25-29 were current in Hezekiah's time (Proverbs 25:1). Chapters 30 and 31 are by Agur and Lemuel.

The book is in six parts: To sons, 1-7. The praise of wisdom, 8-9. The folly of sin, 10-19. Warnings and instructions, 20-29. The words of Agur, 30. The words of King Lemuel, 31.