Index: Proverbs

Proverbs is a collection of short, pithy sayings intended to offer general advice. A good foundation to begin for this book is our essay on proverbial literature. Also useful is this item [off site] about allegations of borrowing from pagan literature.

Proverbs 1:28, 8:17
Is Proverbs contradictory about who finds God?
Proverbs 3:13, 4:7
Is it bad to be wise, or not?
Proverbs 6:6
Does this verse contradict biological facts?
Proverbs 8:22-27
On this passage as related to the identity and eternality of Christ
Proverbs 8:27
Does this verse teach a flat earth?
Proverbs 12:22
If God hates lying, why does He use lying spirits?
Proverbs 13:24, 19:18, 22:15, 23:13-14, 26:3
Is the Bible encouraging excessive corporal punishment?
Proverbs 18:6
Should we contend, or not?
Proverbs 18:11
Is Jesus contradictory with the OT about wealth?
Proverbs 20:1
Is the Bible contradictory about wine?
Proverbs 22:24
Is the Bible contradictory about being angry?
Proverbs 26:4, 5
Do we answer a fool, or not?
Proverbs 26:10
"The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors."[KJV] One Skeptic asks how it is God rewards fools. Apprarently they have never heard of the word "reward" use in a negative sense. The word here, sakar, simply means "payment of contract" or compensation.
Proverbs 30:2-4
Do Christians abuse this passage?
Proverbs 30:5-6
Did Jesus "add onto" the OT law in violation of this verse?