Proverbs 8

Chapter eight finally gives wisdom a voice to speak for itself, by personifying it as a woman. 1 In direct contrast to the adulterous woman, who stands on a dark corner waiting for a young man to seduce (Proverbs 7:8-12), Solomon portrayed wisdom as standing on high places and at city gates, calling to all […]

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Proverbs 7

Chapter seven brings attention again to the adulterous woman, the fourth time since chapter two. After another warning and encouragement for his son to keep Solomon’s instruction, including a reference to binding them to himself as with the Law in Deuteronomy 6:8, Solomon spent the rest of the chapter telling a story of a young

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Proverbs 6

Chapter six contains some of the well-known sections of Proverbs: the foolishness of co-signing, the industrious ant, and the seven deadly sins. Still, there are only three main sections of the chapter. In the first section, Solomon warned his son about foolishness regarding finances (Proverbs 6:1-15). Co-signing a loan for a financially risky person is

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