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Bible Commentaries
Proverbs 4

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Introduction

Overview

Proverbs 4:1, Solomon persuades to wisdom, Proverbs 4:14, and to shun wickedness; Proverbs 4:20, He exhorts to sanctification.

Verse 1

ye: Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 6:20-23, Psalms 34:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:12

attend: Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 5:1, Proverbs 7:4, Proverbs 8:32-36, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 22:17, Hebrews 2:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken Deuteronomy 4:9 - teach them Deuteronomy 11:19 - General Job 33:33 - hearken Psalms 32:8 - instruct Psalms 49:3 - mouth Psalms 119:9 - shall Proverbs 5:7 - Hear Proverbs 7:24 - O Proverbs 8:33 - Hear Proverbs 13:1 - wise Proverbs 23:15 - My son Jeremiah 35:8 - General Ephesians 6:4 - but Colossians 3:21 - General

Verse 2

good: Proverbs 8:6-9, Proverbs 22:20, Proverbs 22:21, Deuteronomy 32:2, Job 33:3, Psalms 49:1-3, John 7:16, John 7:17, 1 Timothy 4:6, Titus 1:9

forsake: 1 Chronicles 28:9, 2 Chronicles 7:19, Psalms 89:30-32

Reciprocal: Job 33:33 - hearken Psalms 49:3 - mouth Jeremiah 35:8 - General

Verse 3

2 Samuel 12:24, 2 Samuel 12:25, 1 Kings 1:13-17, 1 Chronicles 3:5, 1 Chronicles 22:5, 1 Chronicles 29:1, Jeremiah 10:23, Romans 12:16

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:35 - regard

Verse 4

He: Proverbs 22:6, Genesis 18:19, 1 Chronicles 22:11-16, 1 Chronicles 28:9, Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 3:15

Let: Proverbs 3:1, Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 6:6, Psalms 119:11

keep: Proverbs 7:2, Leviticus 18:3-5, Isaiah 55:3, John 12:50, Hebrews 5:9

Reciprocal: Judges 13:12 - How shall we order the child Job 22:22 - lay up Psalms 37:31 - law Proverbs 4:11 - taught Proverbs 4:22 - life Proverbs 6:23 - the way Proverbs 10:17 - the way Proverbs 19:8 - he that keepeth Proverbs 22:17 - and hear Luke 2:19 - General John 15:7 - my 2 Timothy 1:13 - Hold

Verse 5

Get wisdom: Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 1:23, Proverbs 2:2-4, Proverbs 3:13-18, Proverbs 8:5, Proverbs 17:16, Proverbs 18:1, Proverbs 19:8, Proverbs 23:23, James 1:5

neither: 2 Chronicles 34:2, Job 23:11, Psalms 44:18, Psalms 119:51, Psalms 119:157

Reciprocal: Psalms 90:12 - that Proverbs 8:11 - wisdom Proverbs 11:9 - through Proverbs 18:15 - General Ecclesiastes 2:13 - I saw Luke 8:12 - then 2 Thessalonians 2:10 - they received Hebrews 12:5 - ye have forgotten

Verse 6

love: Proverbs 4:21, Proverbs 4:22, Proverbs 2:10-12, Ephesians 3:17, 2 Thessalonians 2:10

Reciprocal: Proverbs 2:11 - General Proverbs 3:16 - and Proverbs 6:21 - General Proverbs 7:4 - Say Proverbs 11:9 - through Proverbs 19:8 - he that keepeth Philippians 4:7 - shall

Verse 7

Wisdom is: Ecclesiastes 7:12, Ecclesiastes 9:16-18, Matthew 13:44-46, Luke 10:42, Philippians 3:8

with: Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 21:6, Psalms 49:16-20, Ecclesiastes 2:4-9, Ecclesiastes 4:8, Mark 8:36, Mark 8:37, Luke 12:20

get understanding: Psalms 119:104

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 1:10 - Give me Job 22:2 - as he that Psalms 90:12 - that Proverbs 4:23 - with all diligence Proverbs 8:18 - Riches and honour Proverbs 14:18 - the prudent Proverbs 18:15 - General Ecclesiastes 1:13 - I gave Romans 2:10 - glory

Verse 8

Proverbs 3:35, Proverbs 22:4, 1 Samuel 2:30, 1 Kings 3:5-13, Daniel 12:3

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:29 - exalteth Ecclesiastes 8:1 - a man's James 1:4 - perfect and

Verse 9

give: Proverbs 1:9, Proverbs 3:22, 1 Timothy 2:9, 1 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 3:4

a crown: etc. or, she shall compass thee with a crown of glory, Proverbs 16:31, Isaiah 28:5, Hebrews 2:7-9, 1 Peter 5:4, Revelation 3:21

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 8:1 - a man's Ezekiel 16:11 - a chain 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown 2 Timothy 4:8 - a crown

Verse 10

my: Proverbs 8:10, Proverbs 19:20, Job 22:22, Jeremiah 9:20, John 3:32, John 3:33, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Timothy 1:15

the: Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:16, Deuteronomy 5:16, Deuteronomy 6:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:21 - your days Psalms 119:9 - shall Proverbs 4:22 - life Proverbs 23:19 - and guide Jeremiah 35:8 - General John 17:8 - received

Verse 11

taught: Proverbs 4:4, Deuteronomy 4:5, 1 Samuel 12:24, Ecclesiastes 12:9

led: Proverbs 8:6, Proverbs 8:9, Proverbs 8:20, Psalms 23:3, Psalms 25:4, Psalms 25:5, Acts 13:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:27 - the Lord Genesis 24:48 - led me 1 Samuel 12:23 - I will teach Psalms 119:35 - the path Proverbs 9:6 - in

Verse 12

thou goest: Proverbs 6:22, 2 Samuel 22:37, Job 18:7, Job 18:8, Psalms 18:36

thou shalt: Proverbs 4:19, Proverbs 3:23, Psalms 91:11, Psalms 91:12, Psalms 119:165, Jeremiah 31:9, John 11:9, John 11:10, Romans 9:32, Romans 9:33, 1 Peter 2:8, 1 John 2:10, 1 John 2:11

Reciprocal: Proverbs 8:20 - lead 2 Corinthians 6:12 - are not

Verse 13

Take: Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 23:23, Acts 2:42, Acts 11:23, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Hebrews 2:1, Revelation 2:13, Revelation 12:11

let: Genesis 32:26, Song of Solomon 3:4, Luke 24:27-29, John 4:39-42

she: Proverbs 3:22, Deuteronomy 32:47, Ecclesiastes 7:12, John 6:68

Reciprocal: Job 27:6 - I hold fast Proverbs 6:23 - the way Proverbs 7:2 - Keep Proverbs 10:17 - the way Isaiah 56:2 - layeth Jeremiah 6:8 - Be thou Jeremiah 8:5 - they hold John 4:40 - they 1 Corinthians 15:2 - keep in memory 2 Timothy 1:13 - Hold Hebrews 6:18 - lay

Verse 14

Proverbs 1:10, Proverbs 1:15, Proverbs 2:11, Proverbs 2:12, Proverbs 9:6, Proverbs 13:20, Psalms 1:1, Psalms 26:4, Psalms 26:5, 1 Corinthians 15:33

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:2 - follow Exodus 23:7 - far from Joshua 23:7 - That ye come Job 34:8 - General Proverbs 7:8 - General Proverbs 7:25 - thine Proverbs 12:11 - he that followeth Matthew 26:41 - enter Ephesians 5:11 - no

Verse 15

Proverbs 5:8, Proverbs 6:5, Exodus 23:7, Job 11:14, Job 22:23, Isaiah 33:15, Ephesians 5:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 1:1 - walketh Proverbs 1:15 - walk Proverbs 7:8 - General Proverbs 7:25 - thine Proverbs 9:6 - Forsake Proverbs 12:11 - he that followeth Matthew 26:41 - enter

Verse 16

Proverbs 1:16, Psalms 36:4, Isaiah 57:20, Micah 2:1, Luke 22:66, John 18:28, 2 Peter 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:4 - But Genesis 27:42 - comfort himself Genesis 34:25 - Simeon Exodus 1:22 - Every son Exodus 32:22 - that they are Judges 9:32 - by night 1 Samuel 23:14 - Saul 2 Samuel 15:2 - rose up 2 Samuel 17:1 - I will arise Ezra 4:23 - they went up Esther 3:15 - hastened Esther 5:14 - he caused Job 24:5 - rising Psalms 26:10 - In Isaiah 59:4 - they conceive Jeremiah 9:5 - weary Hosea 7:6 - they Micah 7:3 - do Matthew 27:1 - the morning Luke 11:24 - seeking John 13:30 - went Acts 23:15 - that he Acts 24:7 - the chief Acts 25:2 - General

Verse 17

Proverbs 9:17, Proverbs 20:17, Job 24:5, Job 24:6, Psalms 14:4, Jeremiah 5:26-28, Ezekiel 22:25-29, Amos 8:4-6, Micah 3:5, Micah 6:12, Zephaniah 3:3, Matthew 23:14, James 5:4, James 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:42 - comfort himself 1 Samuel 20:24 - the king 1 Kings 21:15 - Arise Job 34:7 - General Psalms 73:6 - violence Proverbs 13:2 - the soul Isaiah 57:20 - like Micah 7:3 - do

Verse 18

2 Samuel 23:4, Job 11:17, Job 23:10, Psalms 84:7, Hosea 6:3, Zechariah 14:6, Zechariah 14:7, Matthew 5:14, Matthew 5:16, Matthew 5:45, John 8:12, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 2:15, 2 Peter 1:19, 2 Peter 3:18, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:9 - just Genesis 32:10 - two bands Exodus 14:20 - General Judges 5:31 - the sun 2 Samuel 3:1 - David waxed 2 Samuel 5:10 - General Esther 8:16 - had light Esther 9:4 - waxed Job 8:7 - thy beginning Job 17:9 - hold on Job 22:28 - the light Psalms 16:11 - path Psalms 36:9 - in thy Psalms 92:14 - in old age Psalms 97:11 - Light Psalms 119:35 - the path Proverbs 2:19 - take Proverbs 13:9 - light Ecclesiastes 2:13 - light Song of Solomon 6:10 - looketh Isaiah 8:20 - light Isaiah 35:8 - the wayfaring Isaiah 58:8 - thy light Isaiah 62:1 - the righteousness Daniel 12:3 - shine Hosea 14:9 - wise Zechariah 4:10 - despised Malachi 4:2 - the Sun Matthew 13:33 - till Matthew 25:8 - for Mark 4:28 - first Mark 4:32 - and becometh Mark 8:25 - and saw Luke 11:36 - the whole Luke 13:21 - till John 3:9 - How John 3:20 - every John 8:32 - ye shall John 10:28 - they John 11:10 - General John 15:2 - and Philippians 1:9 - your Philippians 3:12 - already perfect Colossians 1:12 - in 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - so ye 2 Thessalonians 1:3 - your 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - fulfil Hebrews 6:1 - let 1 Peter 2:2 - grow 1 John 1:6 - walk Revelation 2:19 - the last Revelation 18:23 - the light Revelation 22:11 - and he that

Verse 19

1 Samuel 2:9, Job 5:14, Job 12:25, Job 18:5, Job 18:6, Job 18:18, Isaiah 59:9, Isaiah 59:10, Jeremiah 13:16, Jeremiah 23:12, Matthew 7:23, Matthew 15:14, John 12:35, 1 John 2:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:21 - darkness Exodus 14:20 - General Deuteronomy 32:35 - their foot Judges 20:34 - knew not 2 Samuel 3:1 - David waxed Esther 8:16 - had light Job 19:8 - set Job 22:11 - darkness Job 24:13 - they know Job 38:15 - from Psalms 1:1 - way Psalms 35:6 - their Psalms 82:5 - walk Psalms 88:6 - darkness Psalms 146:9 - the way Proverbs 2:13 - walk Proverbs 4:12 - thou shalt Proverbs 13:15 - but Proverbs 15:9 - The way Ecclesiastes 2:13 - light Nahum 1:8 - darkness Zechariah 14:6 - not Matthew 25:8 - for Luke 11:36 - the whole John 11:10 - General 1 John 1:6 - walk Revelation 18:23 - the light Revelation 22:5 - no night

Verse 20

Proverbs 5:1, Proverbs 6:20, Proverbs 6:21, Proverbs 7:1, Psalms 78:1, Psalms 90:12, Isaiah 55:3, Matthew 17:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:9 - keep thy soul Proverbs 2:1 - hide Proverbs 8:6 - for Proverbs 13:1 - wise Hebrews 2:1 - the more

Verse 21

depart: Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 3:21

in the: Proverbs 2:1, Psalms 40:8, *marg.

Reciprocal: Job 22:22 - lay up Proverbs 4:6 - love Proverbs 5:7 - and depart Proverbs 6:21 - General Proverbs 19:8 - he that keepeth

Verse 22

life: Proverbs 4:4, Proverbs 4:10

health: Heb. medicine, Proverbs 3:8, *marg. Proverbs 12:18, Jeremiah 33:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:47 - General Proverbs 3:22 - life Proverbs 4:6 - love Proverbs 16:24 - health 1 Peter 3:10 - love

Verse 23

Keep: Proverbs 22:5, Proverbs 23:19, Proverbs 28:26, Deuteronomy 4:9, Psalms 139:23, Psalms 139:24, Jeremiah 17:9, Mark 14:38, Hebrews 12:15

with all diligence: Heb. above all keeping, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 3:21, Proverbs 11:16, Proverbs 13:3, Ecclesiastes 5:13

for: Matthew 12:35, Matthew 15:19, Mark 7:21-23, James 1:14, James 1:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:17 - wife Exodus 35:21 - General Deuteronomy 4:15 - Take ye Deuteronomy 15:9 - Beware Joshua 7:21 - took them Joshua 22:5 - take Joshua 23:11 - Take good 2 Samuel 22:24 - kept 1 Kings 11:9 - his heart 2 Kings 10:31 - took no heed Psalms 68:20 - issues Psalms 119:80 - sound Proverbs 14:30 - sound Proverbs 23:26 - give Song of Solomon 8:12 - vineyard Isaiah 39:2 - was glad Jeremiah 6:7 - a fountain Jeremiah 17:21 - Take Malachi 2:15 - take Matthew 6:21 - there Mark 7:15 - but 2 Peter 1:5 - giving 1 John 5:18 - keepeth

Verse 24

Put: Job 11:14, Ezekiel 18:31, Ephesians 4:25-31, Colossians 3:8, James 1:21, James 1:26, 1 Peter 2:1

a: etc. Heb. frowardness of mouth, and perverseness of lips, Proverbs 8:8, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 17:20, 1 Timothy 6:5

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:14 - put away Proverbs 6:12 - walketh Proverbs 16:17 - highway

Verse 25

Proverbs 23:5, Proverbs 23:33, Job 31:1, Psalms 119:37, Matthew 6:22

Reciprocal: Psalms 5:8 - make Psalms 37:34 - keep Proverbs 8:20 - in the Proverbs 23:26 - let Ecclesiastes 7:18 - good Ezekiel 1:9 - they turned Luke 10:4 - and

Verse 26

Ponder: Proverbs 5:6, Psalms 119:59, Ezekiel 18:28, Haggai 1:5, Haggai 1:7, Ephesians 5:15, Ephesians 5:17

let all thy ways be established: or, all thy ways shall be ordered aright, Psalms 37:23, Psalms 40:2, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, 1 Peter 5:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:14 - thou shalt Joshua 23:6 - that ye Psalms 39:1 - I said Proverbs 14:15 - simple Matthew 7:14 - narrow Hebrews 12:13 - make

Verse 27

Turn: Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 12:32, Deuteronomy 28:14, Joshua 1:7

remove: Proverbs 16:17, Isaiah 1:16, Romans 12:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:15 - Take ye Deuteronomy 17:11 - to the right Joshua 23:6 - that ye 2 Samuel 2:19 - turned 2 Samuel 14:19 - turn 1 Kings 22:43 - he turned 2 Kings 22:2 - turned 2 Chronicles 34:2 - declined Psalms 39:1 - I said Proverbs 1:15 - refrain Isaiah 30:21 - when ye turn to the right Isaiah 56:2 - keepeth his Matthew 7:14 - narrow Hebrews 12:13 - make

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 4". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-4.html.
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