Proverbs Chapter 9 Discussion

  • John e closson jr on Proverbs 9
    Please keep me my family this world foreign lands debt cancellation supernatural increase abundant overflow bless our lord his word his grace wisdom knowledge understanding better job career advancement favor relationships estates marriage counseling children customers sales thank you lord for who you are I ask for his name sake amen
  • CJW on Proverbs 9:8
    The wise are open to knowledge and the ignorant despise correction
  • David on Proverbs 9
    Somewhere I have a big collection of Bibles but since moving house I can't yet find them.

    When I started reading the Book of Proverbs I had expect a list of everyday good advice but the Book isn't easy reading.
  • JUDY MATHEW on Proverbs 9
    Wow right off the back, id like to know what those 7 pillars of wisdom are. id like to build my house with them thanks
  • Tim legarie - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    The seven contrary virtues might be a good start!

    Humility,against pride,

    Kindness against envy,

    Abstinence against gluttony,

    Chastity against lust,

    Patience against anger,

    Liberality against greed,

    Diligence against sloth.
  • The Temple of God - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy" ( James 3:17).

    Let's consider these pillars as the practical actions or way of life that we are pursuing. We'll also look at the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 (the outward expression of wisdom), the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12 (the character traits of a wise person), and Peter's list of qualities in 2 Peter 1:5-8 (the spiritual disciplines of the wise Christ-follower).

    Comment: I think James is speaking of our "spiritual" house; not actual construction of a house.

    In our bodies we are the Temple of God. We should be mindful about what we bring into it (not defile it with other kinds of religion that do not come from the Bible).
  • Jim on Proverbs 9
    Jim, on proverb 9

    Delight the lord at all time. Pray to the lord for understanding, knowledge. And wisdom. And he will direct the path.this world has nothing to other except pain and death.
  • Qelly on Proverbs 9:17
    I believe 17 and 18 are speaking of illicit sin such as illegal or immoral acts done is secret which can lead to death
  • John baker on Proverbs 9:14
    john 7-11
  • Donna Duck on Proverbs 9:14
    I am reading Proverbs 9; however, I am having a problem understanding Proverbs9:13-15.

    I would appreciate any help in understanding these versus.


  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 9:14
    The whole of chapter 9 in Proverbs is to show a comparison between Wisdom & Folly (= foolishness). As you must have read the earlier verses (1 - 12), you saw the traits of one who uses wisdom. Now both Wisdom & Folly are used here in the feminine gender but not to denigrate the female in any way, but in Hebrew, as in many other languages, those words are in the feminine gender. So, Foolishness is seen as Wisdom's opposite & verses 13 -18 demonstrate that.

    The imagery of Foolishness is shown as 'a foolish woman'. Clearly, this woman is personified as a harlot as you can see from the following verses in this chapter. Foolishness is the display of simpleness & ignorance (v13); she sits in a prominent position to call out to the simple men to come into her chambers (v14); both the wise & simple men walk by her, but the simple ones turn in because they are attracted by her alluring calls (v15,16); she convinces them that there can be more pleasure from doing wrong or doing things in secret when no one is looking (v17). But Wisdom's final word (v18) is: "But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell": i.e. the simple can't see 'past their noses' (or, see past their heightened sinful desires) to take into account that that "the wages of sin is death" ( Rom 6:23) & all those who give in to her (foolishness), will join the throng of sinners who succumbed to the wiles of the devil.
  • Sangron - in Reply on Proverbs 9:14
    9:10 /I can not fully understood how can I get wisdom and understanding through the Bible.

    "fear of the LORD", "kowledge of the holy"
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    The LORD gave Solomon great wisdom because Solomon asked for wisdom from God instead of long life, riches, honor or retribution on his enemies ( 1 Kings 3, 1 Chronicles 1). The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: ( Psalm 111:10). This means a holy reverence for God; who he is and our need for his mercy in our lowly sinful condition.

    The wisest we will ever be is to believe on the record God that gave us of his Son, Jesus Christ (his sinless life, his sacrificial death on the cross to pay for our sins and his rising from the dead to ascend to the right hand of God his Father).

    James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

    1 Corinthians 1:17-31 shows us that God has made the wisdom of this world foolishness through the preaching of the gospel. Jesus Christ has been made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

    Colossians 2 proclaims Jesus Christ (In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.)

    Study and meditate on the word of God found in scripture with Holy Ghost guidance to increase your understanding ( Psalm 119:97-107, 2 Timothy 2:15). Also rely on teachers and preachers that are faithful to God's word.
  • Teletrice brantley on Proverbs 9
    i enjoy reading wanting to learn more about i first pray then continue to do constantly reading so literaure help
  • Yuleisezz on Proverbs 9
    this is great
  • Jestine Green on Proverbs 9
    It is a good passage of scripture. Good for everyday wisdom. I like especially v 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Rod - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    I also love Proverbs chapter 9! Recently I have discovered that it is a chapter with a hidden message. Do you see what it is?
  • Lilian on Proverbs 9
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding amen
  • April Joy Hooten on Proverbs 9
    Thank you lord i am only ten and am lovin this BIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
  • Eric on Proverbs 9
    I see and hear many talk about the "fear of the Lord" that fewr is actually reverence, or awe. Some say it is dread and real fear. I think they both miss the point. YHWY does not want us to dread or fear Him. In His love for us, He wants us to fear the consequences of the choices we make for sin. Those consequences take us towards eternal damnation, but more importantly, takes us away from Him.
  • LEE on Proverbs 9
    'Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.' this statement is very powerful,
    the joy in sinning that takes us to death. anything that is sin is a stolen stuff, lets all of us reflect on bad things we enjoyed doing and now it has landed us in the difficult situation we are in now. lets come to Jesus for He loves us all, it doesn't matter what we've been through. shalom
  • ALICE NGBE - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    yes i completely agree wit you but will also want to have a clear interpretation of it if you can please thank you
  • LEE - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    ALICE NGBE, this particular book of the bible is full of proverbs, most of the things spoken are hidden, 'stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant' Example, gossip, lie, adultery, cheat, etc. are sins people enjoy doing and are done in secret, but the bible is advising us to flee because it can lead us to destruction, I believe I tried explaining further thank you
  • Alice - in Reply on Proverbs 9
    Comment thank you very much I greatful.
  • Stephen B on Proverbs 9
    The fear of God is best described as the note in the Scofield study Bible: A reverential trust and hatred of sin.
  • Daniel on Proverbs 9
    This is Wonderful
  • Steve on Proverbs 9
    On the subject of the fear of the Lord: easily understood is having the deepest respect for Him and all His ways. Our God is a consuming fire. He is a jealous God, not to be mocked. Don't be concerned of a person that can take your life, but be VERY concerned with Him that not only cantake your life, but can banish you to hell. He demands the deepest respect, which is the fear of the Lord.
  • A disciple on Proverbs 9
    On the subject of fearing God; I've heard many apologizing and trying to deny that our fear should be of dread and terror, like the word really means; but instead water down the meaning to some vague conviction of "hurting God's feelings." But anyone who really knows what its like to be in life danger, or ready to perish for his sins; knows the FEAR of falling into the hands of the living God.
  • Miranda Taylor on Proverbs 9
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. v10
  • Mr. Smith on Proverbs 9
    Both Wisdom vs 4 and Foolish vs 16 cry out to the same person to come in. Wisdom, our divine spiritual imagination and Foolishness, our own sense realm, beckon our attention. One leads to life and understanding and one to death and destruction. Choose this day whom ye shall serve. I set before thee life and death, blessing and cursing. The ongoing human struggle.

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