Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers
Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers
Proverbs 1-9 introduces the book of Proverbs written by King Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba. Solomon who was the wisest man wrote instructions to his son to instruct him in everyday day human relationships. The book of Proverbs, like the entire Bible, is divinely inspired, points to God Who is the source of all wisdom.
In Proverbs 1 – If you don’t fear God you will not get knowledge. Yes, fearing God will give you great knowledge about many things, not fearing God is stupid in many ways.
In Proverbs 1:8 what do they mean by “hear the instruction of thy father and forsake not the law of thy mother”? Proverbs is book of practical wisdom to let people know how to live their lives on earth. This verse means that a person needs to listen to what their parents taught them.
What do they mean “chains about thy neck”? Chains were worn as badges of honor, actually decoration of princes.When a child has respect for their families’ instruction they will grow up to be a honored adult.
What do they mean “fill our houses with spoil” in Proverbs 1:13? The word “spoil” means goods, treasures such as money or other valuables. Bad people referred to as sinners in verse 10, want to rob others and get their goods and then fill their own houses with the spoils. If you would rob a bank, the money you would get could be referred to as “spoil”.
What does “buckler” mean in Proverbs 2:7? “Buckler” is an old fashioned word for a shield.
Who is talking in Proverbs 1 and 2? King Solomon, son of David. Solomon wrote the whole book of Proverbs except for chapter 30.
Who is talking in Proverbs 3? King Solomon, son of David.
Who is “she” that they are talking about in Proverbs 3: 15-18? The “she” is wisdom and understanding, specifically wisdom who is personified as a lady.
In parts of Proverbs 3 it sounds like they are talking about Jesus. No, Proverbs is a book about how to live your life in this world. It is a very practical book about how humans should live at peace with each other. The application to Jesus can certainly be made because He is the Source of all wisdom.
In Proverbs 4:1 are they talking about God? No, that verse is referring to your physical father who taught you good things.
In Proverbs 4 who is the “she” they are talking about? The “she” is Wisdom. Wisdom is personified as a woman.
What is “wormwood” in Proverbs 5:4? Wormwood is a herb that known for its intense bitter taste.
Are they talking about very bad woman in Proverbs 5? Yes, this passage is about a prostitute, or a whore. This illustration can be applied to any sexual sin.
What does “sluggard” mean? A sluggard is a lazy person.
What are the “six things that the LORD hates, yea seven are an abomination unto Him”?
(1) a proud look
(2) a lying tongue
(3) hands that shed innocent blood
(4) an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations
(5) feet that be swift in running to mischief
(6) a false witness that speaketh lies
(7) he that soweth discord among brethren
What is “the law of thy mother”? This means remember all of the things that your mother taught you.
If you commit adultery you destroy your own soul. Yes, I don’t quite understand this. You will not lose your salvation but your soul, your appetites, desires and your essence, you will destroy.
Who is speaking in Proverbs 8? King Solomon is talking about Wisdom whom he describes as a woman. Wisdom is personified as a woman is speaking.
Wisdom is better than all the riches. Riches are only good for this lifetime. Wisdom will not only get you riches in this life but also will get you eternal life since the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
What is fruit is better than gold and yea than fine gold in Proverbs 8:19? The fruit of wisdom.
Part of Proverbs 8 sounds like God is talking. Yes, somehow, and I don’t know exactly how, the woman Wisdom is associated with the Godhead. If you have wisdom, is an attribute of God. Wisdom is part of God, He is the Source of wisdom.
In the beginning of Proverbs 8 and 9 who are the women talking? Wisdom and Understanding.
Finished with Proverbs 1-9? Continue with Proverbs 10-17.