Proverbs By Topic

The book of Proverbs contains a wealth of wisdom within it. It is extremely practical in nature. The book is 31 chapters in length, with a total of 915 verses.

It is wonderful reading as it is laid out. Taking one chapter per day, one can read the entire book through in a 31 day month. Try it some time.

However, at times we need to reference this wisdom at a quick and efficient pace. I have topically arranged the book around some major topics. I hope this helps you to access this wisdom quickly and efficiently.

  1. Purpose of Book: 1:1-6
  2. Abomination: 3:32; 6:16-19; 8:7; 11:1; 11:20; 12:22; 13:19; 15:8; 15:9; 15:26; 16:5; 16:12; 17:15; 20:10; 20:23; 21:27; 24:9; 28:9; 29:27
  3. Age: 16:31; 20:29; 23:22
  4. Animals: 12:10; 27:23-27
  5. Anger/Wrath: 12:16; 14:17; 15:1-2; 16:32; 19:19; 25:28; 29:22
  6. Asking Questions/Seeking answers from others: 20:5
  7. Backsliding: 26:11
  8. Benevolence: 3:27-29:11:24-26; 14:20-21; 19:17; 21:13; 29:7; 31:20
  9. Boast: 27:1, 2
  10. Business/Money/Riches: 6:1-11; 10:2-5; 10:26; 11:1; 11:4; 11:15; 11:28; 12:24; 12:27; 13:4; 13:7; 13:11; 13:18; 14:4 14:20; 15:16-17; 15:19; 16:8; 16:11; 17:9; 17:18; 19:5; 19:15; 19:24; 20:4; 20:10; 20:13; 20:23; 21:5 21:6; 21:17; 21:25; 22:7; 22:13; 22:26; 22:28; 22:29; 23:4-5; 23:10-11; 23:20-21; 23:30-34; 25:13; 26:6; 26:13-16; 27:23-27; 28:8; 28:22; 29:24; 30:10; 30:25-28; 31:12-14; 31:15; 31:16; 31:19; 31:22; 31:24; 31:27
  11. Children: 10:1; 10:5;15:20; 17:2: 17:6; 17:21; 17:25; 19:13; 19:18; 19:26; 20:7; 20:20; 22:6; 22:15; 24:13-14; 24:24-25; 28:7; 29:3; 29:15; 29:17; 30:11; 30:17; 31:28
  12. Civic/Government: 11:11;14:28; 14:34; 14:35; 16:12; 19:12; 20:2-3; 20:8; 20:26; 20:28; 24:21; 25:2; 25:4-5; 29:2; 29:4; 29:12; 29:14; 28:2; 28:15-16; 31:1-9
  13. Conceit: 26:12
  14. Correction/Counsel/Instruction/Reproof: 3:11-12; 9:7-8; 11:14; 12:1; 12:15; 13:1-3; 15:4-5; 15:10; 15:12; 15:22; 15:31-33; 17:10; 19:20; 19:25; 20:5; 20:15; 23:9; 24:3-6; 27:3; 29:9
  15. Coworkers/ Employees: 14:35; 17:2: 25:13; 26:6; 28:16; 29:24; 30:10;
  16. Cover Sin: 10:12; 28:13
  17. Credit: 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18; 22:7
  18. Enemies: 16:7; 24:17-18; 25:21-22
  19. Envy: 3:31-35; 14:30; 23:17-18; 24:1-2; 24:19-20; 27:3-4
  20. Etiquette: 23:1-3; 23:6-8; 25:6-7; 25:15; 25:20; 27:14
  21. Evil For Good: 17:13
  22. Excuses: 22:13; 26:13
  23. Folly: 5:21-23; 13:16; 14:8; 14:18; 14:24; 14:29; 15:21; 16:22; 17:12; 18:13; 26:4; 26:5; 26:11.
  24. Food: 15:17; 17:1; 21:17; 23:1-3; 6; 25:16; 30:7-9; 31:15
  25. False Promise: 25:14
  26. False Weight: 11:1; 20:23
  27. False Witness: 6:17-19; 12:17:14:5; 19:5; 21:28;    25:18
  28. Father: 1:8; 3:12; 4:1, 3; 6:20-23; 10:1; 13:1; 15:5; 15:20; 17:6; 17:21; 19:13; 19:26; 20:20; 23:22; 23:24-25; 27:10; 28:7: 28:24; 29:3: 30:11; 30:17
  29. Fear of the Lord: 1:7; 1:24-33:; 2:1-5; 3:7-10; 8:13; 9:10-11; 10:27-30; 13:13; 14:2; 14:16; 14:20-27; 15:16; 15:31-33:16:6; 19:23; 22:4; 23:17-18; 31:30
  30. Flatter: 26:28; 29:5
  31. Fool: 1:7, 22, 32; 3:35; 10:8; 10:18; 10:23; 11:29; 12:15; 12:23; 13:16; 13:19; 14:1; 14:8; 14:9; 14:16; 15:2; 15:5; 15:14; 17:10; 17:12; 17:24; 17:28; 18:2; 18:6; 18:7; 19:1; 23:9; 26:4-5; 26:6-9; 26:11; 26:12; 27:3; 28:26; 29:11; 29:20
  32. Forgive: 17:9; 28:13
  33. Friends/Associates: 1:10-19; 4:14-22; 6:1-5; 13:20; 14:7; 17:17; 18:19; 18:24; 22:24-25; 27:10; 27:17
  34. Gluttony: 25:16
  35. God Sees/Knows: 5:21; 15:3; 15:11; 20:27
  36. God’s Sovereign: 16:1; 16:4; 19:21
  37. God’s Word: 22:17-18; 30:5-6
  38. God Tries Heart: 16:2; 17:3; 21:2
  39. Good Name: 22:1
  40. Grace/Mercy: 11:16-17
  41. Grandchildren: 17:6
  42. Greed: 30:15
  43. Gullible: 14:5; 14:15
  44. Happy/Merry: 3:13-20; 15:13-15; 15:28; 17:22
  45. Hasty: 12:16; 25:8; 29:11
  46. Hate: 6:16-19; 8:13; 9:8; 10:12; 10:18; 12:1; 13:5; 13:24; 15:10; 15:17; 15:27; 19:7; 25:17; 26:24; 26:26; 26:28; 28:16; 29:10; 29:24;
  47. Heart: 4:23-27; 12:24-25; 17:22; 23:7
  48. Innocent Attacked: 1:11; 6:16-17
  49. Integrity: 19:1; 19:22; 20:7; 28:6
  50. Jealousy: 6:30-35
  51. Kindness: 19:22; 31:26
  52. Law: 1:8; 3:1; 4:1-2; 6:20-21, 23; 7:2; 13:14; 28:4, 7, 9; 29:18; 31:4-5; 31:26
  53. Lie: 6:16-19; 10:18; 13:5; 14:5; 19:5; 19:22; 21:6; 26:28; 29:12; 30:6
  54. Life’s Brevity/Uncertainty: 27:1
  55. Listening/Hearing: 16:20-24; 26:20-28
  56. Lots: 16:33
  57. Love: 3:12; 9:8; 15:9; 15:16-17; 17:1; 27:5-6
  58. Loyalty: 27:10
  59. Marriage: 5:15-21; 21:9; 21:19-20; 27:15; 31:10-31
  60. Meddling: 26:17
  61. Mother: 1:8; 4:1-3; 6:20-23; 10:1; 15:20; 19:26; 20:20; 23:22; 23:25; 28:24; 29:15; 30:11: 30:17; 31:1
  62. Neighbor: 3:28; 3:29; 6:29; 11:9; 11:12; 14:20-21; 16:29; 19:4; 21:10; 24:28; 25:8-9; 25:17-18; 27:14; 29:5
  63. Numbers: 6:16-19; 30:11-31
  64. Obedience: 19:16
  65. Offense: 18:19
  66. Peace: 28:1
  67. People to Avoid: 1:15-16; 4:14-15; 6:20-35; 13:20; 22:10; 22:24-25; 26:20-21; cf. Psalm 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:33
  68. Preparation 6:6-8; 30:25; cf. Ecclesiastes 10:10
  69. Plans: 16:1
  70. Poverty/Poor: 14:20-21; 17:5; 18:23; 19:1; 19:4; 19:7; 19:22; 22:16; 22:22; 28:6; 22:2;
  71. Praise: 27:2; 31:28
  72. Pride/Conceit/Self-Righteous: 6:16-19; 11:2; 15:25: 16:5; 16:11-12; 16:18; 20:9; 21:4; 22:2; 26:2; 27:1-2; 28:25; 29:23; 30:13
  73. Prudent: 12:16; 12:23; 13:16; 14:8; 14:15; 14:18; 22:3; 27:12
  74. Punishment: 3:12; 10:13; 13:24; 20:30; 23:13-14; 26:3; 29:15; 29:17;
  75. Rebellion/Revolution: 24:21
  76. Repentance/Restitution/Confession: 6:30-31; 28:13
  77. Respect of Persons: 28:21
  78. Rich and Poor: 22:2
  79. Scorn: 1:22; 3:24; 9:7; 9:8; 13:1; 14:6; 15:12; 19:25; 19:28-29; 21:11; 21:24; 22:10; 24:9; 29:8
  80. Self-Control: 16:32; 25:28
  81. Self-Righteous: 20:9; 22:2
  82. Shame: 3:35; 9:7; 10:5; 11:2; 12:16; 13:5; 13:18; 14:35; 17:2; 19:26; 25:10; 29:15.
  83. Silver Rule: 20:22; 24:19
  84. Simple: 14:15; 14:18; 21:11; 22:3; 27:12
  85. Sin/Temptation: 1:10-19; 4:14-22; 5:22-23; 6:12-19; 10:23; 14:9; 22:3; 27:12; 30:7-9
  86. Sleep: 3:21-26; 4:16; 6:1-5; 6:9-11; 19:15; 20:13; 24:33-34; 29:17
  87. Strive: 3:30; 16:28; 18:6; 20:3; 25:8; 26:17; 28:25; 29:22
  88. Stubborn: 29:1
  89. Sweet/Pleasant: 2:10; 3:13-17; 3:24; 9:17-18; 13:19; 15:26; 16:24; 20:17; 22:17-18; 23:6-8; 24:3-4; 24:13-14; 27:7
  90. Subjective Thoughts: 14:12; 16:2; 16:25; 21:2; 30:12
  91. Talebearer: 11:13; 18:8; 20:19; 26:20-28
  92. Theft: 6:30-31; 28:24; 29:24
  93. Thoughts: 15:26; 21:5
  94. Trust in the Lord: 3:1-12; 30:5-6
  95. Trust in Men: 25:19
  96. Unrighteous Judgment: 17:15; 18:5
  97. Upright v. Perverse: 11:3-31
  98. Vision: 29:18
  99. War: 21:31
  100. Waste/Slothfulness: 12:24; 12:27; 15:19; 18:9; 19:24; 21:20; 21:25; 22:13; 24:30-34
  101. Whisperer: 16:28
  102. Wife: 5:15-21; 6:29; 18:22; 19:13; 19:14; 31:10-31
  103. Wine: 20:1; 21:17; 23:20-21; 23:29-35; 31:4-7
  104. Wisdom: 1:7-9; 1:20-33; 2:1-22; 3:13-26; 4:1-12; 5:1-2; 8:1-36; 9:1-18
  105. Wise: 3:35; 9:8-9; 10:1; 10:8; 10:14; 11:30; 12:15; 12:18; 13:1; 13:20; 14:1; 14:3; 14:16; 15:2; 15:7; 15:20; 15:31; 16:32; 17:28; 18:15; 20:26; 21:11; 21:20; 23:24:; 24:23; 25:12
  106. Wise in own eyes: 26:5; 26:11; 26:12; 28:11
  107. Wise v. Wicked: 10:6-31; 12:1-28; 13:5-25; 14:1-35; 15:5-33; 16:16; 24:13-14
  108. Women: 5:3-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-20; 9:13-18; 11:22; 12:4; 14:1; 22:14; 31:3
  109. Words: 10:19-21; 12:17-19; 12:22, 23, 25; 15:1-2; 15:4; 15:7; 16:20-24; 16:27-28; 17:5; 17:9; 18:8; 18:4; 21:6; 21:23; 21:28; 25:11; 26:4-5; 26:20-28; 29:11; 29:20; 30:14;
  110. Worship: 3:9-10; 15:8; 20:25; 21:3; 20:27; 28:9

 

About Bryan Hodge

I am a minister and missionary to numerous countries around the world.
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