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Proverbs 10

Introduction

Overview

Proverbs 10:1, From this chapter to the Proverbs 5:1 and Proverbs 20:1 are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.

Verse 1

proverbs: Proverbs 1:1, Proverbs 25:1, 1 Kings 4:32, Ecclesiastes 12:9

A wise: Proverbs 15:20, Proverbs 17:21, Proverbs 17:25, Proverbs 19:13, Proverbs 23:15, Proverbs 23:16, Proverbs 23:24, Proverbs 23:25, Proverbs 29:3, Proverbs 29:15, Ecclesiastes 2:19

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 18:33 - would God 1 Kings 5:7 - a wise son Proverbs 13:1 - wise Proverbs 15:5 - fool Proverbs 19:26 - wasteth Proverbs 23:23 - Buy Proverbs 27:11 - be wise

Verse 2

Treasures: Proverbs 11:4, Psalms 49:6-2 Samuel :, Isaiah 10:2, Isaiah 10:3, Zephaniah 1:18, Luke 12:15-Ecclesiastes :, Luke 16:22, Luke 16:23, Romans 2:5, James 5:1-Leviticus :

but: Proverbs 12:28, Daniel 4:27, Romans 5:21, Philippians 3:9

Reciprocal: Job 36:19 - Will Psalms 49:9 - That he Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Proverbs 21:6 - getting Micah 6:10 - the treasures Zechariah 9:4 - the Lord James 5:20 - from death

Verse 3

will: Job 5:20, Psalms 10:14, Psalms 33:19, Psalms 34:9, Psalms 34:10, Psalms 37:3, Psalms 37:19, Psalms 37:25, Isaiah 33:16, Matthew 6:30-Micah :, Luke 12:22-Jeremiah :, Luke 12:31, Hebrews 13:5, Hebrews 13:6

but: Job 20:5-Ruth :, Job 20:20-Song of Solomon :, Job 20:28, Habakkuk 2:6-Ruth :, Zephaniah 1:18

the substance of the wicked: or, the wicked for their wickedness, Proverbs 14:32

Reciprocal: Proverbs 28:10 - but

Verse 4

becometh: Proverbs 6:6-1 Kings :, Proverbs 11:24, Proverbs 12:24, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 19:24, Proverbs 20:4, Proverbs 20:13, Proverbs 24:30-Nahum :, Ecclesiastes 10:18, John 6:27, Hebrews 6:11, Hebrews 6:12, 2 Peter 1:5-2 Samuel :

with a slack hand: That is, slothfully and negligently.

but: Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 21:5, 1 Corinthians 15:58

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:32 - We have Joshua 18:3 - How long are Proverbs 6:11 - General Proverbs 18:9 - that is slothful Proverbs 22:29 - a man Proverbs 24:34 - thy poverty

Verse 5

gathereth: Proverbs 6:6, Proverbs 6:8, Proverbs 30:25, Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:7

a son: Proverbs 12:4, Proverbs 17:2, Proverbs 19:26

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:35 - him Proverbs 19:15 - and Proverbs 27:25 - hay Proverbs 29:15 - a child Jeremiah 8:20 - General

Verse 6

Blessings: Proverbs 11:26, Proverbs 24:25, Proverbs 28:20, Deuteronomy 28:2, Job 29:13, 2 Timothy 1:16-Job :

violence: Proverbs 10:11, Esther 7:8, Psalms 107:42, Romans 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:1 - thee Psalms 140:9 - let the mischief Proverbs 21:7 - robbery

Verse 7

memory: 1 Kings 11:36, 2 Kings 19:34, 2 Chronicles 24:16, Psalms 112:6, Mark 14:9, Luke 1:48

the name: Job 18:17, Job 27:23, Psalms 9:5, Psalms 9:6, Psalms 109:13, Psalms 109:15, Ecclesiastes 8:10, Jeremiah 17:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:1 - thee Genesis 11:4 - and let Exodus 17:14 - the remembrance Numbers 5:21 - rot Deuteronomy 7:24 - their name Deuteronomy 9:14 - blot 2 Samuel 18:17 - laid 2 Kings 9:34 - this cursed woman 2 Chronicles 21:20 - without being desired 2 Chronicles 24:7 - that wicked 2 Chronicles 28:27 - they brought 2 Chronicles 32:33 - did him Job 4:20 - without Job 13:12 - remembrances Job 24:20 - he shall be Psalms 34:16 - to cut Psalms 41:5 - his name Isaiah 14:22 - the name Isaiah 26:14 - and made Isaiah 65:15 - ye shall Jeremiah 11:19 - that his Nahum 1:14 - that Malachi 2:9 - made Acts 9:39 - and all

Verse 8

wise: Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 14:8, Psalms 119:34, James 3:13

but: Proverbs 10:10, Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 14:23

prating fool: Heb. a fool of lips, Ecclesiastes 10:12

fall: or, be beaten, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 18:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:14 - the mouth Proverbs 16:21 - wise Matthew 7:24 - a wise 3 John 1:10 - prating

Verse 9

that walketh: Proverbs 28:18, Psalms 23:4, Psalms 25:21, Psalms 26:11, Psalms 26:12, Psalms 84:11, Isaiah 33:15, Isaiah 33:16, Galatians 2:13, Galatians 2:14

but: Proverbs 17:20, Luke 12:1, Luke 12:2, 1 Corinthians 4:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:1 - thee 1 Kings 9:4 - in integrity Proverbs 3:23 - General Proverbs 16:17 - he Jeremiah 3:21 - for they have Micah 2:7 - walketh

Verse 10

that: Proverbs 6:13, Job 15:12, Psalms 35:19

but: Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 18:7, Proverbs 18:21

fall: or, be beaten, 3 John 1:10

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:13 - a rod Proverbs 10:14 - the mouth Proverbs 14:23 - but Proverbs 16:30 - shutteth Proverbs 17:20 - and he Ecclesiastes 10:12 - but

Verse 11

mouth of a: Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 10:32, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 16:22-Jeremiah :, Proverbs 18:4, Proverbs 20:15, Psalms 37:30, Psalms 37:31, Ephesians 4:29

but: Proverbs 10:6, Psalms 107:42, Ecclesiastes 10:12-2 Chronicles :, Matthew 12:34-Haggai :, James 3:5-Ruth :

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman 1 Kings 12:13 - answered Psalms 140:9 - let the mischief Proverbs 10:13 - the lips Proverbs 10:31 - mouth Proverbs 13:2 - the soul John 7:38 - out

Verse 12

Hatred: Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 16:27, Proverbs 28:25, Proverbs 29:22, James 4:1

love: Proverbs 17:9, 1 Corinthians 13:4, James 5:20, 1 Peter 4:8

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:16 - but Proverbs 26:21 - General Proverbs 28:13 - that 1 Corinthians 13:7 - Beareth Ephesians 4:31 - with

Verse 13

the lips: Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 20:15, Proverbs 26:3, Exodus 10:12, Isaiah 50:4, Luke 4:22

a rod: Proverbs 10:10, Proverbs 7:22, Proverbs 17:10, Proverbs 26:3, Proverbs 27:22, Psalms 32:9

understanding: Heb. heart, Proverbs 6:32, *marg.

Reciprocal: Judges 8:16 - the elders Proverbs 7:7 - void Proverbs 10:31 - mouth Proverbs 19:29 - and Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Proverbs 24:30 - void Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Song of Solomon 4:3 - lips

Verse 14

lay: Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 18:1, Proverbs 18:15, Proverbs 19:8, Matthew 12:35, Matthew 13:44, Matthew 13:52, 2 Corinthians 4:6, 2 Corinthians 4:7

the mouth: Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 10:10, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 18:7, Proverbs 21:23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:10 - My little finger 2 Chronicles 10:10 - My little finger Proverbs 7:1 - lay Proverbs 17:20 - and he Ecclesiastes 10:12 - but

Verse 15

rich: Proverbs 18:11, Job 31:24, Job 31:25, Psalms 49:6, Psalms 52:7, Ecclesiastes 7:12, Jeremiah 9:23, Mark 10:24, Luke 12:19, 1 Timothy 6:17

the destruction: Proverbs 14:20, Proverbs 19:7, Proverbs 22:22, Proverbs 22:23, Micah 2:1, Micah 2:2

Reciprocal: Proverbs 11:28 - that Proverbs 12:12 - net Proverbs 19:4 - the poor Ecclesiastes 9:16 - the poor Jeremiah 49:4 - trusted

Verse 16

labour: Proverbs 11:30, Isaiah 3:10, Isaiah 3:11, John 6:27, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Galatians 6:7-1 Samuel :, Hebrews 6:10

the fruit: Matthew 7:17, Matthew 7:18, Matthew 12:33, Matthew 12:34, Matthew 15:19, Romans 6:23, 2 Timothy 2:17, 2 Timothy 2:18, 2 Timothy 3:13

Reciprocal: Proverbs 11:19 - righteousness Proverbs 12:28 - General Philippians 2:12 - work

Verse 17

the way: Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 4:4, Proverbs 4:13, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 22:17-Psalms :, Matthew 7:24-Daniel :, Luke 11:28, Hebrews 2:1, 2 Peter 1:5-1 Kings :

he that: Proverbs 1:25, Proverbs 1:26, Proverbs 1:30, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 15:10, Proverbs 29:1, 2 Chronicles 25:16, Hebrews 12:25

erreth: or, causeth to err, Ecclesiastes 5:6

Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:23 - my reproof Proverbs 9:6 - in

Verse 18

that hideth: Proverbs 26:24-Ezekiel :, 1 Samuel 18:21, 1 Samuel 18:22, 1 Samuel 18:29, 2 Samuel 3:27, 2 Samuel 11:8-Ezra :, 2 Samuel 13:23-Joel :, 2 Samuel 20:9, 2 Samuel 20:10, Psalms 5:9, Psalms 12:2, Psalms 55:21, Luke 20:20, Luke 20:21

that uttereth: Psalms 15:3, Psalms 50:20, Psalms 101:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:20 - Some Genesis 39:14 - he came Exodus 20:16 - General Exodus 23:1 - shalt not 2 Samuel 13:22 - hated Proverbs 26:23 - General Proverbs 27:6 - the kisses Jeremiah 9:4 - walk Jeremiah 20:10 - Report Ezekiel 22:9 - men that carry tales Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking 1 Timothy 3:11 - not

Verse 19

the multitude: Ecclesiastes 5:3, Ecclesiastes 10:13, Ecclesiastes 10:14, James 3:2

but: Proverbs 17:27, Proverbs 17:28, Psalms 39:1, James 1:19, James 3:2

Reciprocal: Job 9:20 - mine Job 11:2 - the multitude Job 16:4 - up words Job 29:9 - refrained Proverbs 11:12 - a man Proverbs 12:23 - A prudent Proverbs 13:3 - General Proverbs 15:28 - the mouth Proverbs 18:21 - and Proverbs 21:23 - General Ecclesiastes 5:2 - for James 1:26 - bridleth

Verse 20

tongue: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:4, Proverbs 16:13, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, Matthew 12:35

the heart: Proverbs 23:7, Genesis 6:5, Genesis 8:21, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 12:34

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:37 - the thing Psalms 71:24 - My tongue Proverbs 8:10 - General Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a Proverbs 10:31 - mouth Proverbs 15:7 - the heart Proverbs 18:21 - Death Proverbs 20:15 - but Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Song of Solomon 4:3 - lips Matthew 13:52 - which Luke 6:45 - good man

Verse 21

feed: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:4, Job 4:3, Job 4:4, Job 23:12, Job 29:21, Job 29:22, Psalms 37:30, Ecclesiastes 12:9, Ecclesiastes 12:10, Jeremiah 3:15, Jeremiah 15:16, John 21:15-Esther :, 1 Peter 5:2

fools: Proverbs 1:29, Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 5:23, Hosea 4:6, Matthew 13:19, John 3:19, John 3:20, Romans 1:28

wisdom: Heb. heart, Proverbs 17:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk 1 Kings 10:8 - happy are these 2 Chronicles 9:7 - General Job 12:20 - the speech of the trusty Psalms 71:24 - My tongue Psalms 119:144 - understanding Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a Proverbs 10:13 - the lips Proverbs 10:31 - mouth Proverbs 15:7 - the heart Proverbs 18:21 - Death Proverbs 19:2 - that the Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Song of Solomon 4:3 - lips Matthew 12:35 - good man Matthew 13:52 - which Luke 6:45 - good man Acts 20:28 - to feed Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 22

it: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:2, Genesis 14:23, Genesis 24:35, Genesis 26:12, Deuteronomy 8:17, Deuteronomy 8:18, 1 Samuel 2:7, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalms 37:22, Psalms 107:38, Psalms 113:7, Psalms 113:8

he: Proverbs 20:21, Proverbs 28:22, Joshua 6:18, Joshua 7:1-Ezekiel :, 1 Kings 21:19, 2 Kings 5:26, 2 Kings 5:27, Job 27:8-Isaiah :, Habakkuk 2:6-2 Kings :, Zechariah 5:4, James 5:1-Deuteronomy :

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:22 - General Genesis 2:3 - blessed Genesis 24:1 - blessed Genesis 26:14 - had possession Leviticus 25:21 - I will Deuteronomy 7:13 - he will also Deuteronomy 15:14 - the Lord Deuteronomy 16:10 - according Deuteronomy 28:4 - General Deuteronomy 28:11 - plenteous 1 Chronicles 4:10 - enlarge 1 Chronicles 13:14 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 29:12 - riches 2 Chronicles 25:8 - The Lord 2 Chronicles 31:10 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 32:27 - exceeding much 2 Chronicles 32:29 - God Job 1:3 - seven Job 1:10 - thou hast blessed Job 42:12 - So Proverbs 15:6 - in the revenues Proverbs 15:16 - great Proverbs 21:20 - treasure Daniel 1:15 - their Luke 6:38 - and it 2 Corinthians 9:8 - God

Verse 23

Proverbs 14:9, Proverbs 15:21, Proverbs 26:18, Proverbs 26:19, Ecclesiastes 11:9

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 2:14 - play before Proverbs 2:14 - rejoice Jeremiah 11:15 - thou doest evil

Verse 24

fear: Job 3:25, Job 15:21, Hebrews 10:27

the desire: Psalms 21:2, Psalms 37:4, Psalms 145:19, Matthew 5:6, John 14:18, John 16:24, 1 John 5:14, 1 John 5:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:21 - and the Joshua 10:2 - they feared 1 Samuel 28:5 - he was afraid 1 Kings 22:18 - Did I not tell Job 11:20 - their hope Psalms 10:17 - Lord Proverbs 1:27 - your fear Isaiah 66:4 - will bring Jeremiah 22:25 - whose Ezekiel 11:8 - General Daniel 4:28 - General John 15:7 - ye shall

Verse 25

the whirlwind: Proverbs 1:27, Job 27:19-Ecclesiastes :, Psalms 37:9, Psalms 37:10, Psalms 58:9, Psalms 73:18-Proverbs :, Isaiah 40:24

an: Proverbs 10:30, Psalms 15:5, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 7:25, Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 2:20, 1 Timothy 6:19, 2 Timothy 2:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:27 - underneath Proverbs 12:3 - shall not be established Proverbs 28:18 - walketh Jeremiah 23:19 - General Luke 6:48 - and laid 1 John 2:17 - abideth

Verse 26

vinegar: Proverbs 25:13, Proverbs 25:20

as smoke: As the acidity of vinegar causes the unpleasantness and pain to the teeth, and by softening and dissolving the alkali of the bone, impairs their texture, and renders them incapable of mastication; and as smoke, by irritating the tender vessels, causes the eyes to smart, and prevents distinct vision; so a sluggish messenger is a continual vexation and loss to those by whom he is employed. Isaiah 65:5

so: Matthew 25:26, Romans 12:11, Hebrews 6:12

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:6 - thou Proverbs 13:17 - wicked Proverbs 26:6 - sendeth

Verse 27

fear: Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:16, Proverbs 9:11, Psalms 21:4, Psalms 34:11-1 Chronicles :, Psalms 91:16

prolongeth: Heb. addeth

the years: Job 15:32, Job 15:33, Job 22:15, Job 22:16, Psalms 55:23, Ecclesiastes 7:17, Jeremiah 17:11, Luke 12:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - I will Deuteronomy 11:9 - prolong Deuteronomy 17:20 - that he Job 5:26 - in a full age Proverbs 19:23 - fear

Verse 28

hope: Psalms 16:9, Psalms 73:24-Ezekiel :, Romans 5:2, Romans 12:12, Romans 15:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:16

but: Proverbs 11:7, Proverbs 14:32, Job 8:13, Job 11:20, Psalms 112:10, Luke 16:23-Ezekiel :

Reciprocal: Job 8:15 - it shall not stand Job 18:14 - confidence Proverbs 11:23 - expectation Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love Philippians 1:20 - earnest

Verse 29

way: Psalms 84:7, Isaiah 40:31, Zechariah 10:12, Philippians 4:13

but: Proverbs 21:15, Job 31:3, Psalms 1:6, Psalms 36:12, Psalms 37:20, Psalms 92:7, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23, Luke 13:26, Luke 13:27, Romans 2:8, Romans 2:9

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:18 - the sinners Job 34:22 - the Proverbs 24:5 - A wise Hosea 14:9 - and the Micah 2:7 - walketh

Verse 30

never: Proverbs 10:25, Psalms 16:8, Psalms 37:22, Psalms 37:28, Psalms 37:29, Psalms 112:6, Psalms 125:1, Romans 8:35-Malachi :, 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 1:11

the wicked: Psalms 37:9, Psalms 37:10, Psalms 37:22, Psalms 52:5, Ezekiel 33:24-:, Micah 2:9, Micah 2:10, Matthew 21:41

Reciprocal: Psalms 62:6 - I shall

Verse 31

mouth: Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 10:13, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Psalms 37:30

the froward: Psalms 31:18, Psalms 63:11, Psalms 120:3, Psalms 120:4

Reciprocal: Proverbs 8:13 - the froward Proverbs 17:20 - and he Proverbs 18:21 - Death Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ephesians 4:29 - that which James 1:26 - bridleth

Verse 32

know: Ecclesiastes 12:10, Daniel 4:27, Titus 2:8

but: Proverbs 11:11, Proverbs 12:6, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:2, Proverbs 15:28, Proverbs 18:6-Ruth :

frowardness: Heb. Frowardnesses

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:13 - answered Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Matthew 15:18 - General Luke 4:22 - the gracious Ephesians 4:29 - that which 1 Peter 2:18 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-10.html.