1. Proverbs 1 The Personality, Phenomenon, Perversion, Powerful Cry & Punishment of Wisdom

Proverbs 1 Outline

Proverbs 1:1-6        The Personality Of Wisdom

The Author v.1 

His Proverbs                  The proverbs of Solomon,

His Parent                       the son of David,

 His Position                   King of Israel

The Aim v.2-4

  To Acknowledge v.2   To know wisdom and instruction;

To Apply                  to perceive the words of understanding 

To Accept v.3         To receive the instruction of wisdom

Our Actions 

 The Right Direction           justice 

Our Attitudes     

The Right Decisions           judgment

Our Associations

The Right Distinctions  equity       

To Accommodate v.4         To give

A Protection

        Craftiness             Subtlety to the simple

A Penetration            

Cunning                to the young man knowledge

A Plan

Calculating            and discretion                        

The Appreciation v.5

He’s Attentive            A wise man will hear, 

He    Augments          and will increase learning

He    Apprehends     and a man of understanding

He    Attains               Shall attain unto wise counsels

The Accuracy v.6

He’s Aware                 To understand a proverb,

 He’s Astute                 and the interpretation;

He’s Affirmative      the words of the wise

He’s Analytical         and their dark sayings.

Proverbs 1:7-9    The Phenomenon Of Wisdom

The Awe v.7

A Reverence           The fear of the LORD

 A Revelation           is the beginning of knowledge

The Abstract

A Rejection           but fools despise wisdom and instruction

The Attentive v.8   My son, hear the instruction of thy father,

                                    and forsake not the law of thy mother:

The Adornment V.9 For they shall be an ornament of grace  

                                    unto thy head, and chains about thy neck 

Proverbs 1:10-19    The Perversion Of Wisdom

The Allurement v.10     My son, if sinners entice thee,

The Allegation               consent thou not.

The Approach v.11       If they say, Come with us,

The Ambition                let us lay wait for blood,

The Ambush                  let us lurk privily for

The Audacity                 the innocent without cause:

The Annihilation v.12   Let us swallow them up alive as the grave    

                              and whole, as those that go down into the pit

The Aspiration v.13      We shall find all precious substance, we

                                        shall fill our houses with spoil:

The Agreement v.14     Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have

                                        one purse

The Avoidance v.15   My son, walk not thou in the way With

                                         them; refrain thy foot from their path:

The Advance v.16       For their feet run to evil,

The Anarchy                and make haste to shed blood.

The Absurdity v.17    Surely in vain the net is spread

                                          in the sight of any bird.

The Abolition v.18     And they lay wait for their own blood  

                                         they lurk privily for their own lives.

The Assessment v.19  So are the ways of every one that is   

                                          greedy of gain; which takes away

                                          the life of the owners thereof. 

Proverbs 1:20-23 The Powerful Cry Of Wisdom

Wisdom Communicates On Every Level v. 20-21

The Rural Area                Wisdom cries without;

The Road Activity           she utters her voice in the streets:

The Market Place v.21  She cries in the chief place of concourse,

The Management Place   in the openings of the gates:

The Metropolitan Place  in the city she utters her words, saying, 

 Wisdom Cares On Every Level v. 22

For The Simple How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?

For The Scornful and the scorners delight in their scorning,

For The Stupid   and fools hate knowledge? 

 Wisdom Challenges On Every Level v.23

   For Change    Turn you at my reproof: 

For Comfort   behold, I will pour out my spirit  unto you,

For Comprehension   I will make known my words unto you. 

Proverbs 1:24-32 The Punishment Of Wisdom 

The Rejection Of Wisdom v.24                      

 It’s Call Refused             Because I have called, and ye refused

It’s Care Rebuffed          I have stretched out my hand, and no

                                                 man regarded

It’s Counsel Removed v.25     But ye have set at naught

                                                             all my counsel,  

It’s Correction Repelled          and would none of my reproof 

The Ruinous Woe v. 26-28

Devastation                 I also will laugh at your calamity;

Dread                             I will mock when your fear comes

Desolation v. 27         When your fear cometh as desolation

Destruction                  and your destruction comes as a


Distress                          when distress

Disappointment         and anguish cometh upon you.

Disillusionment  v. 28    Then shall they call upon me,

                                                    but I will not answer;

Despair   they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

The Reprehensible Waywardness v.29-30

For Hatred v.29        For that they hated knowledge,

For Hostility              and did not choose the fear of the LORD

For Hardness v.30  They would none of my counsel

For Harassment      they despised all my reproof

The Recompense For Wickedness v.31-32

  Patterns Will Be Punished v.31    Therefore shall they eat of

                                                                      the fruit of their own way,

Purposes Will Be Penalized  and be filled with their own devices.

Possibilities Will Be Pulverized v. 32 For the turning away of the

                                                                             simple shall slay them,

Possibilities Will Perish           and the prosperity of fools

                                                               shall destroy them.

The Plea of Wisdom v.33

Respond Attentively              But whoso hearkens unto me

Rely Assuredly                         shall dwell safely,

Rest Agreeably                         and shall be quiet from fear of evil

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