A number of individual proverbs are related.
A proverb about disciplining a slave: “A slave cannot be disciplined by words; Though he may comprehend, he does not respond.” (v. 19)
III. Select Verses
7: A righteous man is concerned with the cause of the wretched; A wicked man cannot understand such concern.
14: A king who judges the wretched honestly, His throne will be established forever.
15: Rod and reproof produce wisdom, But a lad out of control is a disgrace to his mother.
19: A slave cannot be disciplined by words; Though he may comprehend, he does not respond.
21: A slave pampered from youth Will come to a bad end.
23: A man’s pride will humiliate him, But a humble man will obtain honor.
24: He who shares with a thief is his own enemy; He hears the imprecation and does not tell.
26: Many seek audience with a ruler, But it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.
27: The unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.
2. Righteous/wicked rulers
4. Righteous/wicked rulers
6-7. The righteous/wicked
9. The fool
10. The blameless
11. The dullard
13. Oppressing the poor
14. Righteous rulership
16. The righteous/wicked
19. Discipline for a slave
20. Quick speech
21. A spoiled slave
23. Pride and humility
24. Helping a thief
25. Trusting in God
27. The righteous/wicked
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Michael Fox, Proverbs 10-31 (Anchor Yale Bible 18B; New Haven: Yale, 2009).
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