The Usefulness of Proverbs

The (A)proverbs of Solomon (B)the son of David, king of Israel:

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Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

10 The (A)proverbs of Solomon.

(B)A wise son makes a father glad,
But (C)a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

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Similitudes, Instructions

25 These also are (A)proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.

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Purpose of the Preacher

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged (A)many proverbs.

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The Young Shulammite Bride and Jerusalem’s Daughters

The [a]Song of (A)Songs, which is Solomon’s.

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 1:1 Or Best of the Songs

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