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Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 19 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30
Chapter 31

Book Overview - Proverbs

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Proverbs

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). Proverbs 25-29 were current in Hezekiah's time. Ecclesiastes 30-31 are by Agur and Lemuel.

The book is in six parts:

1. To sons, Proverbs 1-7.

2. The praise of Wisdom, Proverbs 8-9.

3. The folly of sin, Proverbs 10-19.

4. Warnings and instructions, Proverbs 20-29.

5. The words of Agur, Proverbs 30.

6. The words of King Lemuel, Proverbs 31.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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