The Proverbs


Chapter 1

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge—If sinners entice you, do not consent—Those who hearken to wisdom will dwell safely.

Chapter 2

The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men.

Chapter 3

Write mercy and truth upon the tablet of your heart—Trust in the Lord—Honor Him with your substance—Whom the Lord loves He corrects—Happy is the man who finds wisdom.

Chapter 4

Keep the commandments and live—With all your getting, get understanding—Go not in the way of evil men.

Chapter 5

Those who associate with immoral women will go down to hell—Rejoice with the wife of your youth.

Chapter 6

Six things that the Lord hates are named—Those who commit adultery destroy their own souls.

Chapter 7

An immoral woman leads a man to destruction as an ox to the slaughter—The house of an adulterous woman is the way to hell.

Chapter 8

Wisdom is greatly to be desired—The Lord and the sons of men possessed wisdom in the premortal life.

Chapter 9

Rebuke a wise man and he will love you—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom—The guests of an immoral woman are in the depths of hell.

Chapter 10

A wise son makes a glad father—The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life—He who utters slander is a fool—The desire of the righteous will be granted.

Chapter 11

The state and rewards of the righteous and the wicked are contrasted—When a wicked man dies, his expectations perish—He who wins souls is wise.

Chapter 12

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband—The way of a fool is right in his own eyes—Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.

Chapter 13

The way of the transgressor is hard—Evil pursues sinners—He who does not discipline his children hates them.

Chapter 14

Go from the presence of a foolish man—A true witness delivers souls—Righteousness exalts a nation.

Chapter 15

A soft answer turns away wrath—A wise son makes a glad father—The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord—Before honor comes humility.

Chapter 16

It is better to get wisdom than gold—Pride goes before destruction—The gray hair of the righteous person is a crown of glory.

Chapter 17

He who is glad at calamities will be punished—A friend loves at all times—Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise.

Chapter 18

A fool’s mouth is his destruction—Whoever obtains a wife obtains a good thing—A man who has friends must show himself friendly.

Chapter 19

A prudent wife is from the Lord—He who lends to the poor lends to the Lord—It is better to be a poor man than to be a liar.

Chapter 20

Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging—Turn to the Lord, and He will save you.

Chapter 21

Do righteousness and justice—Follow after righteousness and mercy—Safety comes from the Lord.

Chapter 22

A good name is better than riches—Train up a child in the way he should go.

Chapter 23

Labor not to be rich—As a man thinks in his heart, so is he—Withhold not correction from a child—Be not among drunkards.

Chapter 24

In a multitude of counselors there is safety—Fret not yourself because of evil men—It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

Chapter 25

Boast not of false gifts—Give food and drink to your enemy.

Chapter 26

Honor is not fitting for a fool—Answer not a fool according to his folly—Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Chapter 27

Let another man praise you—A prudent man foresees evil—Hell and destruction are never full.

Chapter 28

The wicked flee when no man pursues—Whoever walks uprightly will be saved—A faithful man will abound with blessings.

Chapter 29

When the wicked rule, the people mourn—The righteous consider the cause of the poor—A fool speaks all that is in his mind—Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Chapter 30

Every word of God is pure—Give me neither poverty nor riches.

Chapter 31

Wine and strong drink are condemned—Plead the cause of the poor and needy—A virtuous woman is more precious than rubies.