Proverbs 19:20-29

20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
22 What a person desires is unfailing love[a] ; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

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Proverbs 19:20-29 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives an account of the introduction of the ark into the temple, 1Ki 8:1-9 of the glory of the Lord filling it, 1Ki 8:10,11 of a speech Solomon made to the people concerning the building of the temple, and how he came to be engaged in it, 1Ki 8:12-21, of a prayer of his he put up on this occasion, requesting, that what supplications soever were made at any time, or on any account, by Israelites or strangers, might be accepted by the Lord, 1Ki 8:22-53, and of his blessing the people of Israel at the close of it, with some useful exhortations, 1Ki 8:54-61, and of the great number of sacrifices offered up by him, and the feast he made for the people, upon which he dismissed them, 1Ki 8:62-66.

Cross References 11

  • 1. Proverbs 4:1
  • 2. S Proverbs 12:15
  • 3. Psalms 33:11; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 20:24; Isaiah 8:10; Isaiah 14:24,27; Isaiah 31:2; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 48:14; Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 44:29; Lamentations 3:37
  • 4. S Job 4:7; S Proverbs 10:27; Psalms 25:13; Proverbs 12:21; 1 Timothy 4:8
  • 5. Proverbs 26:15
  • 6. S Psalms 141:5
  • 7. S Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 21:11
  • 8. Proverbs 28:24
  • 9. S Proverbs 1:8
  • 10. S Job 15:16
  • 11. S Deuteronomy 25:2; Proverbs 26:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "Greed is a person’s shame"
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