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Proverbs 15

Introduction

Overview

Verse 1

soft: Proverbs 25:15, Judges 8:1-3, 1 Samuel 25:21-33

grievous: Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 28:25, Proverbs 29:22, Judges 12:3-6, 1 Samuel 25:10, 1 Samuel 25:11, 1 Samuel 25:21, 1 Samuel 25:22, 2 Samuel 19:43, 1 Kings 12:13-16

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:8 - Let Genesis 16:6 - Abram Genesis 32:4 - my lord Joshua 22:21 - answered Joshua 22:30 - it pleased them Judges 8:3 - Then Judges 12:4 - fugitives 1 Samuel 1:15 - my Lord 1 Samuel 17:29 - General 1 Samuel 24:11 - my father 1 Samuel 24:16 - Is this 2 Samuel 2:27 - unless 1 Kings 12:7 - If thou wilt 2 Chronicles 10:7 - If thou be kind 2 Chronicles 10:13 - answered Job 41:3 - General Proverbs 17:14 - leave Acts 6:5 - the saying Acts 11:4 - General Acts 19:41 - when Hebrews 12:14 - Follow James 3:6 - the tongue

Verse 2

tongue: Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 15:28, Proverbs 12:23, Proverbs 13:16, Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, Psalms 45:1, Ecclesiastes 10:12, Ecclesiastes 10:13, Isaiah 50:4

poureth: Heb. belcheth, or, bubbleth, Psalms 59:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk 1 Samuel 20:30 - Thou Job 33:3 - my lips Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 10:32 - but Proverbs 12:13 - wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips Proverbs 14:33 - General Proverbs 16:22 - the instruction Proverbs 17:28 - General Ecclesiastes 5:3 - a fool's Ecclesiastes 10:14 - fool Ezekiel 13:3 - foolish Matthew 15:18 - General Acts 19:41 - when Ephesians 4:29 - that which Ephesians 5:4 - filthiness James 1:19 - slow to speak James 1:26 - bridleth James 3:5 - so

Verse 3

Proverbs 5:21, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Job 34:21, Job 34:22, Jeremiah 16:17, Jeremiah 23:24, Jeremiah 32:19, Hebrews 4:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:8 - hid Genesis 6:12 - God Genesis 16:7 - found Genesis 16:13 - Thou Job 24:23 - yet his eyes Job 28:24 - General Job 31:4 - General Job 33:27 - I have sinned Psalms 10:14 - Thou hast Psalms 11:4 - his eyes Psalms 33:13 - looketh Psalms 139:2 - knowest Isaiah 37:28 - I know Ezekiel 1:18 - full Amos 2:1 - because Amos 9:8 - the eyes Zechariah 4:10 - they are 1 Peter 3:12 - the eyes

Verse 4

A wholesome: Heb. The healing of the, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 16:24, Malachi 4:2

a tree: Proverbs 3:18, Genesis 3:22-24, 1 Timothy 6:3, Revelation 2:7

a breach: Proverbs 18:8, Proverbs 18:14, Proverbs 26:22, Psalms 52:2-4, Psalms 109:22

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:20 - tongue Proverbs 10:21 - feed Proverbs 11:30 - fruit Matthew 12:35 - good man Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 5

fool: Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 13:1, Proverbs 13:18, 1 Samuel 2:23-25, 2 Samuel 15:1-6, 1 Chronicles 22:11-13, 1 Chronicles 28:9, 1 Chronicles 28:20

but: Proverbs 15:31, Proverbs 15:32, Proverbs 1:23, Proverbs 6:23, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 25:12, Psalms 141:5, Titus 1:13, Titus 2:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:12 - Honour Deuteronomy 21:18 - obey the voice Proverbs 1:7 - but Proverbs 5:12 - How Proverbs 17:10 - General Proverbs 19:25 - reprove

Verse 6

the house: Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 8:21, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 21:20, Psalms 112:3, Hebrews 11:26

in the revenues: Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 16:8, Job 20:19-23, Psalms 37:16, Ecclesiastes 4:6, Ecclesiastes 5:10-14, James 5:1-3

Reciprocal: Proverbs 24:4 - General Proverbs 28:10 - but

Verse 7

lips: Psalms 37:30, Psalms 45:2, Psalms 51:13-15, Psalms 71:15-18, Psalms 78:2-6, Psalms 119:13, Ecclesiastes 12:9, Ecclesiastes 12:10, Song of Solomon 4:11, Matthew 10:27, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 18:9, Acts 18:10, Romans 10:14-17, Romans 15:18-21, Ephesians 4:29, 2 Timothy 2:2

the heart: Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Matthew 12:34, James 3:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk Job 4:3 - Behold Job 33:3 - my lips Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a Proverbs 10:13 - the lips Proverbs 12:18 - but Proverbs 16:21 - the sweetness Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Matthew 13:52 - which Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 8

sacrifice: Proverbs 21:27, Proverbs 28:9, Isaiah 1:10-15, Isaiah 61:8, Isaiah 66:3, Jeremiah 6:20, Jeremiah 7:21-23, Amos 5:21, Amos 5:22, John 4:24

the prayer: Proverbs 15:29, 1 Chronicles 29:17, Psalms 17:1, Song of Solomon 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:32 - Oh Genesis 20:17 - General Leviticus 11:34 - General Numbers 23:1 - seven altars Deuteronomy 17:1 - for that 1 Samuel 13:9 - he offered 1 Kings 1:9 - slew 1 Kings 3:10 - pleased 1 Chronicles 21:26 - and called 2 Chronicles 33:19 - his prayer also Job 2:3 - an upright Job 8:6 - thou wert Job 16:17 - my prayer Job 22:3 - any pleasure Job 35:13 - God Psalms 10:17 - humble Psalms 19:14 - Let Psalms 33:1 - praise Psalms 51:16 - delightest Psalms 66:18 - If I regard Psalms 109:7 - and let Psalms 141:2 - Let my prayer Psalms 145:18 - call upon Proverbs 6:16 - an Proverbs 7:14 - I have peace offerings with me Proverbs 11:20 - upright Proverbs 12:22 - but Proverbs 17:15 - abomination Proverbs 21:3 - General Proverbs 21:4 - and the Ecclesiastes 5:1 - give Isaiah 1:11 - what purpose Isaiah 43:23 - honoured Isaiah 45:19 - Seek Isaiah 58:2 - they seek Jeremiah 7:10 - come Jeremiah 11:15 - to do Jeremiah 14:12 - and when Ezekiel 14:3 - should Ezekiel 20:3 - As I Hosea 5:6 - go Haggai 2:14 - So is this people Malachi 2:13 - insomuch Matthew 6:5 - when John 4:23 - the Father seeketh Acts 9:11 - for Philippians 4:6 - known 1 Timothy 2:8 - lifting 2 Timothy 2:22 - call Hebrews 11:4 - a more James 1:7 - General James 4:3 - and James 5:16 - The effectual 1 Peter 3:12 - his ears

Verse 9

The way: Proverbs 4:19, Proverbs 21:4, Proverbs 21:8, Psalms 1:6, Psalms 146:8, Psalms 146:9, Matthew 7:13, Jeremiah 44:4, Habakkuk 1:13

he loveth: Proverbs 21:21, Isaiah 26:7, Isaiah 51:1, Isaiah 51:7, Hosea 6:3, 1 Timothy 6:11, 2 Timothy 2:22

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:17 - hast pleasure Proverbs 6:16 - an Romans 9:30 - followed 1 Corinthians 14:1 - Follow 1 Peter 3:13 - followers

Verse 10

Correction: or, Instruction

grievous: Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 13:1, Proverbs 23:35, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 21:20, 1 Kings 22:8, John 3:20, John 7:7

and he: Proverbs 1:30, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 10:17, Isaiah 1:5, Isaiah 1:6, Ezekiel 24:13, Ezekiel 24:14

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:25 - hearkened Proverbs 13:15 - but Proverbs 15:12 - scorner Ezekiel 33:9 - if he 2 Timothy 3:16 - for reproof Hebrews 12:11 - no chastening Revelation 3:19 - many

Verse 11

Hell: Proverbs 27:20, Job 26:6, Psalms 139:8, Revelation 1:18

the hearts: 2 Chronicles 6:30, Psalms 7:9, Psalms 44:21, Jeremiah 17:10, John 2:24, John 2:25, John 21:17, Hebrews 4:13, Revelation 2:23

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 16:7 - on the heart Psalms 16:10 - my Psalms 55:23 - pit Psalms 88:11 - in destruction Acts 1:24 - Lord

Verse 12

scorner: Proverbs 15:10, Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 9:8, Amos 5:10, John 3:18-21, John 7:7, 2 Timothy 4:3

neither: 2 Chronicles 18:7, Job 21:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:8 - but I hate him Proverbs 1:22 - the scorners Matthew 21:46 - they sought Luke 3:19 - General John 3:20 - every Ephesians 5:11 - but

Verse 13

merry: Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 17:22, 2 Corinthians 1:12

by: Proverbs 12:25, Proverbs 18:14, Nehemiah 2:2, John 14:1, 2 Corinthians 2:7, 2 Corinthians 7:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 13:2 - sorrow Proverbs 14:10 - heart

Verse 14

heart: Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, 1 Kings 3:6-12, Psalms 119:97, Psalms 119:100, Acts 17:11, 2 Peter 3:18

the mouth: Proverbs 12:23, Isaiah 30:10, Isaiah 44:20, Hosea 12:1

Reciprocal: Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 15:32 - getteth understanding Proverbs 17:24 - before Proverbs 18:15 - General Proverbs 19:28 - the Proverbs 21:11 - when the wise Ezekiel 13:3 - foolish

Verse 15

All: Genesis 37:35, Genesis 47:9, Psalms 90:7-9

but: Proverbs 16:22, Proverbs 17:22, Acts 16:25, Romans 5:2, Romans 5:3, Romans 5:11, Romans 12:12, 2 Corinthians 1:5, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Peter 1:6-8, 1 Peter 4:13

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:25 - Heaviness Proverbs 15:13 - merry 2 Corinthians 7:10 - the sorrow

Verse 16

little: Proverbs 16:8, Proverbs 28:6, Psalms 37:16, 1 Timothy 6:6

great: Proverbs 10:22, Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:18-23, Ecclesiastes 5:10-12

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:2 - General Psalms 119:141 - small Proverbs 12:27 - but Proverbs 15:6 - the house Proverbs 19:1 - Better Proverbs 23:17 - be thou Ecclesiastes 4:6 - General Isaiah 33:6 - fear Luke 12:15 - for

Verse 17

Proverbs 17:1, Proverbs 21:19, Psalms 133:1-3, Philippians 2:1, 1 John 4:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:6 - Abram 1 Samuel 20:24 - the king Psalms 37:16 - General Proverbs 21:9 - brawling woman in a wide house Ecclesiastes 4:6 - General Jeremiah 46:21 - fatted bullocks Romans 14:2 - eateth Philippians 2:14 - disputings

Verse 18

wrathful: Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 26:21, Proverbs 28:25, Proverbs 29:22, 2 Samuel 19:43, 2 Samuel 20:1, James 3:14-16

he: Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 25:15, Genesis 13:8, Genesis 13:9, Judges 8:1-3, 1 Samuel 25:24-44, Ecclesiastes 10:4, Matthew 5:9, Acts 6:1-5, James 1:19, James 1:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:6 - Abram Genesis 32:20 - I will appease 2 Kings 14:10 - why shouldest Proverbs 14:17 - that Proverbs 14:29 - slow Proverbs 16:28 - froward Proverbs 16:32 - that is Proverbs 19:11 - deferreth Proverbs 30:33 - so Ecclesiastes 7:8 - the patient Daniel 11:25 - stir up Acts 6:12 - they stirred Acts 17:13 - stirred Philippians 2:14 - disputings Titus 1:7 - not soon

Verse 19

way of the slothful: Proverbs 22:5, Proverbs 22:13, Proverbs 26:13, Numbers 14:1-3, Numbers 14:7-9

the way of the righteous: Proverbs 3:6, Proverbs 8:9, Psalms 5:8, Psalms 25:8, Psalms 25:9, Psalms 25:12, Psalms 27:11, Isaiah 30:21, Isaiah 35:8

made plain: Heb. raised up as a causey, Isaiah 57:14

Reciprocal: Joshua 18:3 - How long are Proverbs 6:6 - thou Proverbs 19:24 - General Proverbs 21:25 - General Luke 16:3 - I cannot Hebrews 6:12 - ye

Verse 20

wise: Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 23:15, Proverbs 23:16, Proverbs 29:3, 1 Kings 1:48, 1 Kings 2:9, 1 Kings 5:7, Philippians 2:22

despiseth: Proverbs 23:22, Proverbs 30:17, Exodus 20:12, Leviticus 19:3

Reciprocal: Proverbs 13:1 - wise Proverbs 17:21 - that Proverbs 17:25 - General Proverbs 19:13 - foolish Proverbs 23:24 - father Proverbs 27:11 - be wise Luke 1:14 - General

Verse 21

joy: Proverbs 10:23, Proverbs 14:9, Proverbs 26:18, Proverbs 26:19

destitute of wisdom: Heb. void of heart, Proverbs 11:12, *marg.

a man: Proverbs 14:16, Job 28:28, Psalms 111:10, Ephesians 5:15, James 3:13

Reciprocal: Proverbs 15:32 - getteth understanding

Verse 22

Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 20:18, Ecclesiastes 8:6

Reciprocal: Judges 19:30 - consider 1 Chronicles 13:2 - If it seem 2 Chronicles 30:2 - the king 2 Chronicles 32:3 - took counsel Psalms 141:5 - the righteous Proverbs 24:6 - and Acts 15:6 - General

Verse 23

joy: Proverbs 12:14, Proverbs 16:13, Proverbs 24:26, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, Ephesians 4:29

in due season: Heb. in his season, Ecclesiastes 3:1, Isaiah 50:4

how: 1 Samuel 25:32, 1 Samuel 25:33

Reciprocal: Ezra 10:5 - arose Proverbs 10:13 - the lips Proverbs 12:25 - Heaviness Proverbs 15:2 - tongue Proverbs 15:26 - but Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 27:9 - so Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Ecclesiastes 12:10 - acceptable words Matthew 12:35 - good man Luke 6:45 - good man Luke 12:42 - in due John 1:37 - and they John 11:29 - General Acts 6:5 - the saying

Verse 24

way: Proverbs 6:23, Psalms 16:11, Psalms 139:24, Jeremiah 21:8, Matthew 7:14, John 14:6

above: Philippians 3:20, Colossians 3:1, Colossians 3:2

that: Proverbs 2:18, Proverbs 5:5, Proverbs 7:27, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 23:14

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:5 - thy judgments Psalms 71:19 - Thy righteousness Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 13:14 - to Proverbs 24:7 - too Proverbs 28:5 - General Isaiah 14:9 - from Luke 16:23 - in hell

Verse 25

destroy: Proverbs 12:7, Proverbs 14:11, Job 40:11-13, Psalms 52:1, Psalms 52:5, Psalms 138:6, Isaiah 2:12, Daniel 5:20, 1 Peter 5:5

but: Deuteronomy 10:17, Deuteronomy 10:18, Psalms 68:5, Psalms 68:6, Psalms 146:9, James 1:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:24 - concubine Job 40:12 - tread Mark 7:21 - evil

Verse 26

thoughts: Proverbs 6:16-19, Proverbs 24:9, Jeremiah 4:14, Matthew 15:19

but: Proverbs 15:23, Psalms 19:14, Psalms 37:30, Psalms 37:31, Psalms 45:1, Matthew 12:34-37

pleasant words: Heb. words of pleasantness

Reciprocal: Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant Proverbs 21:8 - but Ecclesiastes 12:10 - acceptable words Isaiah 59:7 - their thoughts Jeremiah 6:19 - even Mark 2:8 - Why Luke 5:22 - perceived Acts 8:20 - thou 2 Corinthians 10:5 - every thought

Verse 27

He that is: Proverbs 1:19, Proverbs 11:19, Proverbs 11:29, Proverbs 20:21, Deuteronomy 7:26, Joshua 6:18, Joshua 7:11, Joshua 7:12, Joshua 7:24, Joshua 7:25, 1 Samuel 8:3-5, 2 Kings 5:27, Isaiah 5:8-10, Jeremiah 17:11, Habakkuk 2:9-11, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4

but: Proverbs 28:16, Proverbs 29:4, Exodus 18:21, Exodus 23:8, Deuteronomy 16:19, Isaiah 33:15, Isaiah 33:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:30 - Ye have 1 Samuel 15:19 - fly upon 1 Kings 2:40 - arose Proverbs 11:17 - but 1 Timothy 3:3 - not greedy 1 Timothy 6:9 - they

Verse 28

heart: Proverbs 15:2, Proverbs 16:23, 1 Kings 3:23-28, Ecclesiastes 5:2, Ecclesiastes 5:6, 1 Peter 3:15

the mouth: Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 13:16, Proverbs 29:11, Proverbs 29:20, Ecclesiastes 10:12-14, Matthew 12:34, Titus 1:10, Titus 1:11, James 3:6-8, 2 Peter 2:18

Reciprocal: Psalms 109:2 - the mouth Proverbs 10:32 - but Proverbs 14:33 - General Proverbs 16:22 - the instruction Proverbs 17:27 - spareth Matthew 12:35 - good man Matthew 15:18 - General

Verse 29

far: Psalms 10:1, Psalms 34:16, Psalms 73:27, Psalms 138:6, Matthew 25:46, Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 2:13

he heareth: Proverbs 15:8, Psalms 34:15-17, Psalms 66:18, Psalms 66:19, Psalms 145:18, Psalms 145:19, Isaiah 55:8, Isaiah 55:9, John 9:31, Romans 8:26, Romans 8:27, James 5:16-18, 1 Peter 3:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:17 - General Exodus 33:7 - afar off Job 35:13 - God Isaiah 59:2 - your iniquities Ezekiel 14:3 - should 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever 1 John 5:14 - he 1 John 5:15 - if

Verse 30

light: Proverbs 13:9, Ezra 9:8, Ecclesiastes 11:7, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:5

a good: Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 25:25, Psalms 89:15, Luke 2:10-19

the bones: Proverbs 3:8, Isaiah 58:11

Reciprocal: Proverbs 28:25 - made Ecclesiastes 7:1 - name

Verse 31

ear: Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 1:23, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 25:12, Isaiah 55:3

abideth: John 15:3, John 15:4, 1 John 2:19

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:23 - and reproofs Proverbs 13:18 - Poverty Ecclesiastes 7:5 - better 2 Timothy 3:16 - for reproof

Verse 32

refuseth: Proverbs 1:24-33, Proverbs 5:11, Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 8:33-36, Psalms 50:17, Hebrews 12:15

instruction: or, correction, Proverbs 29:1, Isaiah 1:5, Jeremiah 5:3, Ezekiel 24:13, Ezekiel 24:14

heareth: or, obeyeth, Proverbs 5:13, Deuteronomy 21:18, Deuteronomy 21:20, Matthew 7:24-27, James 1:22, Revelation 3:19

getteth understanding: Heb. possesseth an heart, Proverbs 15:14, Proverbs 15:21, *marg. Proverbs 17:16, Proverbs 18:15

Reciprocal: Job 34:10 - understanding Proverbs 13:18 - Poverty Proverbs 15:5 - but Proverbs 19:16 - he that despiseth Proverbs 25:12 - a wise Proverbs 29:24 - hateth Ecclesiastes 7:5 - better Jeremiah 44:7 - against Hosea 7:11 - without Hebrews 12:25 - refuse

Verse 33

fear: Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 8:13, Job 28:28, Psalms 34:11, Psalms 111:10

and: Proverbs 18:12, Proverbs 25:6, Proverbs 25:7, Proverbs 29:23, Luke 14:11, Philippians 2:5-11, James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:5

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:7 - I pray Ruth 2:13 - not like 1 Samuel 18:18 - Who am I 1 Samuel 25:41 - thine Psalms 25:12 - What Proverbs 11:2 - but Matthew 23:12 - General Matthew 25:37 - when Luke 5:15 - so Luke 14:10 - go Luke 18:14 - every Philippians 2:8 - he James 4:6 - giveth grace

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 15". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-15.html.