Proverbs 10-12

As we begin we will see that a proverb is written in a short concise statement called a “maxim” that has a proven truth to it, a general rule, or a principle.  From chapter 10-22 we will read 375 maxims.  A shortlist compared to the 3,000 Solomon actually wrote according to 1 Kings 4:32.(Chapter 22-32 are sayings from the wise)

Most of the proverbs in this section are one verse long and contain two lines each. The second line contrasts,  compares, or completes the idea expressed in the first line. Sometimes the second line contrasts the first, and other times it merely just explains it.  I was studying today with someone and I explained it as a “Wisdom” bumper sticker.

So if you choose,  to I would LOVE for you to pick ONE from each chapter (3 total) that spoke to you in some way, and comment on them.


8 thoughts on “Proverbs 10-12

  1. “Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:18‬ ‭
    This says to me, hurt people (Noun), hurt people (verb).
    “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:22‬ ‭
    “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:10‬ ‭
    Theses 2 verses remind me to watch people, don’t just listen to their words. Their actions will show their heart.

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  2. 10:19 when there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is prudent

    My dad used to say “it’s better to be thought a fool than to ope your mouth and remove all doubt”

    Both good advice on literally talking too much!!!

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  3. Ch 10- Talks all about the mouth, lips, words, etc. verse 14 stuck out to me: “ the wise store up knowledge but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.” I tend to open my mouth too much during an argument! Inviting ruin!!!
    Ch 11- verse 25 is a beautiful picture. Refreshing others to be refreshed. “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
    Ch 12:4 “a wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” I want to be that noble wife! Gotta keep my mouth shut 😉


  4. 12:16 Fools show their annoyance at once,
    but the prudent overlook an insult.

    This really jumped out at me because I am guilty, guilty, guilty of showing my annoyance at once.
    I loved everything in the reading today but this was the one verse that really got my attention. Also 12:10 because I am an animal lover 🙂


  5. Ch 10:11
    The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
    But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
    (Are we speaking life into others or being worldly with our words)

    Ch 11:27
    He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
    But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.
    (Audit your ways and behavior. Daily..)

    Chapter 12:
    I picked two that I think go together.

    V 26:
    The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
    For the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    V 15:
    The way of the fool is right in his own eyes,
    But he who heeds counsel is wise…

    (In other words, good friends will counsel you into doing good… Bad friends will counsel you into wicked ways…)


  6. Proverbs‬ ‭10:12‬
    “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all safety.‭‭
    Proverbs‬ ‭11:14
    “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is ‭‭safety
    Proverbs‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭
    “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”


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