Proverbs Bible Study


The Book of Proverbs is a book in the third section of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament. When translated into Greek and Latin, the title took on different forms: in the Greek Septuagint it became Παροιμίαι; in the Latin Vulgate the title was Proverbia, from which the English name is derived.


The JournalOwl Book of Proverbs Bible Study takes you deep into the Word of God. In this challenge, you will: 

  • Read a quick summary of each chapter of Proverbs
  • Watch a short video to orient your mind, heart, and soul to God's Word
  • Read scripture from the Book of Proverbs each day 
  • Answer a few JournalOwl prompts to strengthen your understanding 
  • Participate in short quizzes to test your understanding of Proverbs
  • Chat with others around-the-world about applying the Wisdom of Proverbs

JournalOwl makes it easy to digest and comprehend complex topics. By breaking things down into manageable bites - you can progressively work your way towards deeper comprehension of any subject matter! 

Steps (32)

Step 1: Proverbs - Chapter 1

The proverbs of Solomon. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. Wisdom calls aloud. The complacency of fools destroys them.

Step 2: Proverbs - Chapter 2

My son, apply your heart to understanding. For the LORD gives wisdom. It will save you from the way of evil, and from the adulteress.

Step 3: Proverbs - Chapter 3

My son, trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not despise his discipline. Wisdom is a tree of life. Do not quarrel without cause.

Step 4: Proverbs - Chapter 4

Listen, my sons: Get wisdom. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun. Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Step 5: Proverbs - Chapter 5

My son, listen to my words. In the end an adulteress is bitter as wormwood. Keep away from her. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Step 6: Proverbs - Chapter 6

A little slumber, and poverty will come like a bandit. A scoundrel sows discord. My son, a man who commits adultery destroys himself.

Step 7: Proverbs - Chapter 7

My son, wisdom will keep you from the adulteress. I saw her seducing a young man. He followed her like an ox going to the slaughter.

Step 8: Proverbs - Chapter 8

Wisdom cries aloud: "My mouth speaks truth. The LORD brought me forth at the beginning of his works. Whoever finds me finds life."

Step 9: Proverbs - Chapter 9

Wisdom has built her house. She says, "Come, leave your folly." The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Folly knows nothing.

Step 10: Proverbs - Chapter 10

A wise son makes a glad father. Love covers all offences. With many words, sin is not lacking. The righteous will never be uprooted.

Step 11: Proverbs - Chapter 11

The LORD hates dishonest scales. The wicked earn false wages. Whoever gives water will get water. Whoever trusts in riches will fall.

Step 12: Proverbs - Chapter 12

No one finds security by wickedness. Those who work the land have food. Rash words pierce like a sword. Righteousness leads to life.

Step 13: Proverbs - Chapter 13

The righteous hate lies. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Whoever heeds reproof is honoured. Whoever spares the rod hates his son.

Step 14: Proverbs - Chapter 14

The talk of fools is a rod for their backs. Even in laughter the heart may ache. Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker.

Step 15: Proverbs - Chapter 15

A gentle answer turns away wrath. The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. Plans fail for lack of counsel. The LORD hears the righteous.

Step 16: Proverbs - Chapter 16

A man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Kings detest evil. Pride goes before destruction. Wisdom is a fountain of life.

Step 17: Proverbs - Chapter 17

A wise servant will rule over a shameful son. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam. Even a fool seems wise if he keeps silent.

Step 18: Proverbs - Chapter 18

A fool delights in his own opinions. The name of LORD is a strong tower. A gift opens the way. The tongue can bring life or death.

Step 19: Proverbs - Chapter 19

Wealth makes friends. A false witness will not go unpunished. A good wife is from the LORD. Whoever helps the poor lends to the LORD.

Step 20: Proverbs - Chapter 20

Wine is a mocker, beer a brawler. Even a child is known by his deeds. The LORD hates false weights. It is a snare to make rash vows.

Step 21: Proverbs - Chapter 21

To do justice is better than sacrifice. Better to live on the roof than with a quarrelsome wife. No plans can avail against the LORD.

Step 22: Proverbs - Chapter 22

A good name is better than riches. Train a child and he will not go astray. Incline your ear and apply your heart to my teaching.

Step 23: Proverbs - Chapter 23

Do not wear yourself out to get rich. Do not move a boundary marker. Buy the truth, and do not sell it. Do not linger long over wine.

Step 24: Proverbs - Chapter 24

Do not envy the wicked. Wisdom is sweet to the soul. Fear the LORD and the king, my son. I saw thorns in the field of the sluggard.

Step 25: Proverbs - Chapter 25

Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. To seek one's own glory is not glory.

Step 26: Proverbs - Chapter 26

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Without gossip a quarrel dies down. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it.

Step 27: Proverbs - Chapter 27

Faithful are the wounds of a friend. A loud blessing in the morning will be taken as a curse. A person is tested by being praised.

Step 28: Proverbs - Chapter 28

Better to be poor and honest than crooked and rich. Whoever confesses sins will find mercy. Whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Step 29: Proverbs - Chapter 29

By justice a king builds up the land. Whether a fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. Correct your son and he will give you rest.

Step 30: Proverbs - Chapter 30

Every word of God is pure. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Four things are never satisfied: Sheol, a barren womb, earth and fire.

Step 31: Proverbs - Chapter 31

Speak up for the speechless. Who can find an excellent wife? She buys a field, she makes garments, she watches over her household.

Step 32: Quiz

Here's an easy quiz to test your understanding of Proverbs. No time limit. Answer until you get the correct answer. We provided the chapter and verse to re-read for each question. Good luck!
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