Attention!
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 12

Overview

Verse 1

loveth: Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 2:11, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs 8:32, Proverbs 18:1, Psalms 119:27, Psalms 119:97-100, 2 Thessalonians 2:10

he that: Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 5:13, Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 9:8, Psalms 32:9, Psalms 92:6, Isaiah 1:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:16 - thus Leviticus 13:10 - quick raw flesh Nehemiah 8:13 - the second Psalms 49:10 - fool Psalms 50:17 - hatest Psalms 94:8 - brutish Proverbs 1:5 - wise Proverbs 1:23 - my reproof Proverbs 1:25 - would Proverbs 10:8 - wise Proverbs 10:17 - the way Proverbs 13:18 - Poverty Proverbs 15:10 - grievous

Verse 2

good: Proverbs 8:35, Psalms 112:5, Ecclesiastes 8:8, Acts 11:24, Romans 5:7

a man: Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 6:18, Psalms 9:15, Isaiah 32:5-7

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General Proverbs 14:9 - among Proverbs 14:17 - a man Proverbs 14:22 - err Proverbs 19:21 - many Ezekiel 38:10 - think an evil thought Micah 2:1 - to

Verse 3

shall not be established: Proverbs 10:25, Job 5:3-5, Job 15:29, Job 20:5-9, Job 27:16-18

the root: Proverbs 12:12, Psalms 15:5, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 125:2, 1 Samuel 25:33, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 2:7

Reciprocal: Psalms 13:4 - when Matthew 13:21 - root Luke 8:13 - and these

Verse 4

virtuous: Proverbs 14:1, Proverbs 19:13, Proverbs 19:14, Proverbs 31:10-25, 1 Corinthians 11:7, 1 Corinthians 11:11

she: Proverbs 21:9, Proverbs 21:19, Proverbs 27:15, Proverbs 27:16

as: Proverbs 14:30, Habakkuk 3:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - cleave Ruth 3:11 - city Proverbs 10:5 - a son Proverbs 18:22 - findeth a wife Proverbs 31:23 - husband Hosea 5:12 - as Philippians 4:8 - virtue 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown 2 Peter 1:3 - virtue

Verse 5

thoughts: Proverbs 11:23, Proverbs 24:9, Psalms 119:15, Psalms 139:23, Isaiah 55:7, Jeremiah 4:14

counsels: Psalms 12:2, Psalms 12:3, Psalms 36:2-4, Psalms 41:6, Psalms 41:7, Psalms 140:1-3, Matthew 2:3-8, Matthew 2:16, Matthew 26:4, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 4:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - come 1 Kings 12:14 - the counsel 2 Chronicles 10:14 - the advice 2 Chronicles 22:4 - they were his Proverbs 26:24 - deceit Matthew 1:20 - while

Verse 6

words: Proverbs 1:11-19, 2 Samuel 17:1-4, Isaiah 59:7, Jeremiah 5:26, Micah 7:1, Micah 7:2, Acts 23:12, Acts 23:15, Acts 25:3

the mouth: Proverbs 14:3, Esther 4:7-14, Esther 7:4-6

Reciprocal: Psalms 59:3 - they Proverbs 10:32 - but Matthew 12:35 - good man

Verse 7

wicked: Proverbs 11:21, Proverbs 14:11, Proverbs 15:25, Esther 9:6-10, Esther 9:14, Job 5:3, Job 5:4, Job 11:20, Job 18:15-20, Job 27:18-23, Psalms 37:10, Psalms 37:35-37, Psalms 73:18, Psalms 73:19

the house: Proverbs 14:1, Proverbs 24:3, Proverbs 24:4, 2 Samuel 7:16, 2 Samuel 7:26, Matthew 7:24-27

Reciprocal: Job 8:13 - the hypocrite's Psalms 34:13 - speaking Psalms 62:6 - I shall Jeremiah 10:20 - my children

Verse 8

commended: Genesis 41:39, 1 Samuel 16:18, 1 Samuel 18:30, Ecclesiastes 8:1, Luke 12:42-44, Luke 16:8, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 10:18

he: Proverbs 1:26, Proverbs 3:35, Proverbs 5:23, 1 Samuel 13:13, 1 Samuel 25:17, Psalms 132:18, Daniel 12:2, Malachi 2:8, Malachi 2:9, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5, Acts 12:23

of a perverse heart: Heb. perverse of heart

Verse 9

He that is: etc. Or, rather, as in the old translation "He that is despised, and is his own servant, is better than he that boasteth himself and wanteth bread;" with which the versions generally agree. That is, it is better to be in lowness and obscurity, and to support oneself by manual labour, than to want the necessaries of life, through a foolish vanity, or the pride of birth, which refuses to labour.

despised: Proverbs 13:7, Luke 14:11

Verse 10

righteous: Genesis 33:13, Genesis 33:14, Numbers 22:28-32, Deuteronomy 25:4, John 4:11

but: Genesis 37:26-28, Judges 1:7, 1 Samuel 11:2, John 19:31, John 19:32, James 2:13-16

tender mercies: or, bowels, 1 John 3:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:11 - kneel Exodus 5:6 - taskmasters Exodus 23:19 - Thou shalt not seethe a kid Numbers 22:29 - for now would Deuteronomy 22:6 - thou shalt not 1 Samuel 30:13 - my master 2 Samuel 24:14 - let me not 1 Chronicles 21:13 - but let me Isaiah 36:17 - I come Acts 5:40 - beaten Acts 27:42 - General Ephesians 4:32 - tenderhearted

Verse 11

tilleth: Proverbs 13:23, Proverbs 14:4, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 27:27, Proverbs 28:19, Genesis 3:19, Psalms 128:2, Ephesians 4:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:12, 2 Thessalonians 3:8

he that followeth: Proverbs 1:10-19, Proverbs 4:14, Proverbs 4:15, Proverbs 6:32, Proverbs 7:7, Proverbs 9:6, Proverbs 9:13, Proverbs 9:16, Proverbs 13:20, Judges 9:4, Psalms 26:4, Jonah 2:8, Titus 1:10, Titus 1:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman Genesis 47:23 - here is seed 2 Chronicles 13:7 - vain men Job 31:5 - walked Proverbs 13:4 - desireth Proverbs 20:13 - Love Proverbs 24:30 - void James 2:20 - O vain 3 John 1:11 - follow

Verse 12

desireth: Proverbs 1:17-19, Proverbs 29:5, Proverbs 29:6, Psalms 9:15, Psalms 10:9, Jeremiah 5:26-28, Micah 7:2, Habakkuk 1:15-17

net: or, fortress, Proverbs 10:15

the root: Psalms 1:3, Isaiah 27:6, Isaiah 37:31, Jeremiah 17:7, Jeremiah 17:8, Luke 8:13-15, John 15:5, John 15:16, Romans 6:22

Reciprocal: Proverbs 3:31 - choose Proverbs 12:3 - the root Proverbs 12:20 - Deceit Proverbs 21:10 - soul Malachi 3:15 - yea Matthew 13:21 - root

Verse 13

wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: Heb. snare of the wicked is in the transgression of lips, Proverbs 6:2, Proverbs 15:2, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 18:7, 1 Kings 2:23, Psalms 5:6, Psalms 64:8, Daniel 6:24, Matthew 27:25

but: Proverbs 11:8, Genesis 48:16, 2 Samuel 4:9, Psalms 34:19, Ecclesiastes 7:18, Romans 8:35-37, 2 Peter 2:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:13 - deceitfully Judges 12:4 - fugitives Psalms 9:16 - wicked Psalms 59:12 - For the Psalms 140:9 - let the mischief Psalms 140:11 - an evil speaker Proverbs 10:8 - but Proverbs 12:26 - righteous Proverbs 13:3 - General Proverbs 18:20 - General Proverbs 21:23 - General Proverbs 29:6 - the transgression Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ephesians 4:29 - that which

Verse 14

satisfied: Proverbs 13:2, Proverbs 18:20, Proverbs 18:21, Psalms 63:5

and: Isaiah 3:10, Isaiah 3:11, Matthew 10:41, Matthew 10:42, Matthew 16:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:6, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, Hebrews 2:2, Hebrews 11:26

Reciprocal: Proverbs 13:23 - food Proverbs 14:14 - filled Proverbs 15:23 - joy Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words

Verse 15

way: Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 14:16, Proverbs 16:2, Proverbs 16:25, Proverbs 26:12, Proverbs 26:16, Proverbs 28:11, Proverbs 30:12, Luke 18:11, Galatians 6:3

but: Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 19:20, Ecclesiastes 4:13, Jeremiah 38:15-28

Reciprocal: Judges 17:6 - right 2 Chronicles 10:6 - took counsel Proverbs 13:10 - with Proverbs 14:12 - General

Verse 16

fool's: Proverbs 25:28, Proverbs 29:11, 1 Samuel 20:30-34, 1 Kings 19:1, 1 Kings 19:2

presently: Heb. in that day

but: Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 16:22, Proverbs 17:9, Proverbs 29:11, James 1:19

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:29 - for now would Esther 3:5 - full of wrath Proverbs 13:10 - with Proverbs 14:17 - that Proverbs 14:33 - General Proverbs 18:6 - fool's Proverbs 19:11 - deferreth 1 Peter 4:8 - for

Verse 17

that: Proverbs 14:5, Proverbs 14:25, 1 Samuel 22:14, 1 Samuel 22:15

but: Proverbs 6:19, Proverbs 19:5, Proverbs 19:28, Proverbs 21:28, Proverbs 24:28, Matthew 15:19, Matthew 26:59, Acts 6:13, 1 Peter 3:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:16 - Give your cattle Exodus 23:1 - an unrighteous witness Proverbs 26:24 - deceit Zechariah 8:16 - Speak Matthew 12:35 - good man Ephesians 4:25 - speak

Verse 18

that: Proverbs 25:18, Psalms 52:2, Psalms 57:4, Psalms 59:7, Psalms 64:3, James 3:6-8

like: Compare, Revelation 1:16

but: Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 13:17, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 16:24, Daniel 11:33, Revelation 22:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:13 - deceitfully Job 4:4 - upholden Job 5:21 - be hid Job 6:25 - forcible Job 19:2 - break me Psalms 42:10 - As with Psalms 55:21 - The words Psalms 140:3 - sharpened Proverbs 4:22 - health Proverbs 10:32 - but Proverbs 12:25 - but Proverbs 15:4 - A wholesome Proverbs 18:8 - words Proverbs 30:14 - whose Proverbs 31:26 - in her Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Luke 6:45 - good man John 8:7 - and said Romans 6:13 - and your James 3:5 - so

Verse 19

lip: Zechariah 1:4-6, Matthew 24:35

but: Proverbs 19:9, Job 20:5, Psalms 52:5, Acts 5:3-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:15 - Nay Genesis 27:24 - I am Genesis 39:17 - General Joshua 9:16 - that they heard Judges 16:7 - If they bind 1 Samuel 27:11 - Lest 2 Kings 5:26 - he said Job 12:20 - the speech of the trusty Psalms 31:18 - the lying Psalms 34:13 - speaking Psalms 109:2 - with Proverbs 17:7 - lying lips Proverbs 21:28 - the man Daniel 2:9 - for Hosea 10:13 - eaten Zechariah 8:16 - Speak John 18:26 - Did Ephesians 4:25 - putting

Verse 20

Deceit: Proverbs 12:12, Proverbs 26:24-26, Jeremiah 17:16, Mark 7:21, Mark 7:22, Mark 12:14-17, Romans 1:29

but: Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Zechariah 6:13, Matthew 5:9, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 3:8-13

Reciprocal: Psalms 140:2 - imagine Daniel 11:27 - shall be to Romans 12:18 - General

Verse 21

no: Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 3:22, 1 Corinthians 3:23, 2 Corinthians 4:17

filled: Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 14:14, Jeremiah 13:12-14, Habakkuk 2:16, Revelation 18:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 91:10 - There Psalms 121:7 - preserve Proverbs 19:23 - he shall

Verse 22

Lying: Proverbs 6:16, Proverbs 6:17, Psalms 5:6, Isaiah 9:15, Ezekiel 13:19, Ezekiel 13:22, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15

but: Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 11:20, Proverbs 15:8, Jeremiah 9:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:24 - I am 2 Kings 5:26 - he said Job 12:20 - the speech of the trusty Job 22:3 - any pleasure Psalms 34:13 - speaking Psalms 120:4 - arrows Proverbs 8:7 - an abomination to Proverbs 13:16 - prudent Ephesians 4:25 - putting

Verse 23

A prudent: Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 11:13, Proverbs 13:16

but: Proverbs 15:2, Ecclesiastes 10:3, Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

Reciprocal: Judges 16:17 - all his heart Proverbs 14:33 - General Proverbs 15:14 - the mouth Proverbs 29:11 - General Mark 7:22 - foolishness Ephesians 5:4 - filthiness

Verse 24

hand: Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 17:2, Proverbs 22:29, 1 Kings 11:28, 1 Kings 12:20

but: Proverbs 12:27, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 21:25, Proverbs 21:26, Proverbs 22:13, Proverbs 24:30-34, Proverbs 26:13-16

slothful: or, deceitful

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:23 - all Proverbs 26:14 - General Ecclesiastes 10:18 - General Hebrews 6:12 - ye

Verse 25

Heaviness: Proverbs 14:10, Proverbs 15:13, Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 18:14, Nehemiah 2:1, Nehemiah 2:2, Psalms 38:6, Psalms 42:11, Mark 14:33, Mark 14:34

but: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 27:9, Isaiah 50:4, Zechariah 1:13, 2 Corinthians 2:4-7

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:8 - upon the words Jeremiah 52:32 - kindly unto him Philippians 2:26 - full

Verse 26

righteous: Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 17:27, Psalms 16:3, Matthew 5:46-48, Luke 6:32-36, 1 Peter 2:18-21

excellent: or, abundant

but: Psalms 18:12, Psalms 18:13, James 1:13, James 1:14, 2 Peter 2:18-22, 1 John 2:26, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 13:14

Reciprocal: Proverbs 16:25 - General Proverbs 19:1 - Better Ezekiel 13:10 - seduced Daniel 5:12 - an excellent

Verse 27

slothful: Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 23:2, Proverbs 26:15

but: Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 16:8, Psalms 37:16

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:24 - but Proverbs 19:24 - General Proverbs 21:25 - General Proverbs 26:14 - General Ecclesiastes 4:5 - fool

Verse 28

Proverbs 8:35, Proverbs 9:11, Proverbs 10:16, Proverbs 11:19, Ezekiel 18:9, Ezekiel 18:20-24, Romans 5:21, Romans 6:22, Romans 6:23, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12, 1 John 2:29, 1 John 3:7, 3 John 1:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:25 - General Psalms 16:11 - path Proverbs 10:2 - but Proverbs 11:4 - but 2 Peter 2:21 - the way

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 12". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-12.html.