Amazing Pearls of Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs

Amazing Pearls of Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs

Last Updated on January 11, 2023 by The Unbounded Thinker

The Book of Proverbs shares knowledge that leads to good relationships and personal well-being. It also encourages people to work on becoming wise. 

I love reading the Book of Proverbs, and I always note down amazing pearls of wisdom from it every time I read it. Here are some of them.


3: 3-4 – ‘Let not kindness and fidelity leave you; bind them around your neck; then you will win the favor of both man and God.’

3:5-6 – ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not. In all your ways, be mindful of him, and he will make your paths straight.’

3:13 -14 – ‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding. For the profit of wisdom is better than the profit of silver and gold.’

4: 18 – ‘The path of the just (the good-hearted) is like the morning sun, shining brighter till the full light of day.’

6: 10-11  – A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a highway man.’

9: 8:  – ‘Reprove an arrogant man, and he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.’

10: 12 – ‘Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses.’

10: 22 – ‘It is the Lord’s blessings that bring wealth, and no effort can substitute it.’

11: 2 – 3 – ‘When pride comes, disgrace comes. The honesty of the upright guides them; the faithless are ruined by their duplicity.’

12: 1 – ‘He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.’

13: 11 – ‘Wealth quickly gotten dwindles away, but amassed little by little, it grows.

14: 29 – ‘A tranquil mind gives life to the body, jealousy rots the bones.’

16: 3 – ‘Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.’

16: 9 – ‘In his mind, a man plans his course, but God directs his steps.’

16: 18 – ‘Pride comes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall.’

16: 20 – ‘He who plans a thing will be successful; happy is he who trusts in the Lord.’

17: 9 – ‘He who covers up a misdeed fosters friendship, but he who gossips it separates friends.’

17: 22 – ‘A joyful heart is the health of the body, but a depressed spirit dries up the bones.’

18: 16 – ‘A man’s gift opens doors for him and brings him before great men.’

19: 2 – ‘He who acts hastily blunders.’

19:11 – ‘It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is glory to overlook an offense.’

19: 21 – ‘Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the decision of the Lord that endures.’

22: 2 – ‘Rich and poor have a common bond; the Lord is the maker of all.’

27;1 – ‘Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth.’

27: 2 – ‘Let another praise you – not your own mouth; someone else – not your own lips.’

Hope you enjoyed the nuggets of wisdom from Proverbs.


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