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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1The fame,
6and evidence of wisdom.
10The excellency,
12the nature,
15the power,
18the riches,
22and the eternity of wisdom.
32Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it brings.
 
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Chapter 8

Verse 1
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?


1:20,21; 9:1-3; Isaiah 49:1-6; 55:1-3; Matthew 3:3; 4:17; 28:19,20; Mark 13:10; 16:15,16; Luke 24:47; John 7:37; Acts 1:8; 22:21; Romans 15:18-21

Verse 3
She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
Matthew 22:9; Luke 14:21-23; John 18:20; Acts 5:20

Verse 4
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Psalms 49:1-3; 50:1; Matthew 11:15; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:19,20; Colossians 1:23,28; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; Titus 2:11,12; Revelation 22:17

Verse 5
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
1:22; 9:4; Psalms 19:7; 94:8; Isaiah 42:13; 55:1-3; Acts 26:18; 1 Corinthians 1:28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Revelation 3:17,18

Verse 6
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
for
2:6,7; 4:2,20-22; 22:20,21; Psalms 19:7-11; 49:3; 1 Corinthians 2:6,7; Colossians 1:26
the opening
Job 33:1-3; Matthew 5:2-12; 7:28,29; 13:35

Verse 7
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
my mouth
Job 36:4; John 1:17; 8:14,45,46; 14:6; 17:17; 18:37; Revelation 3:14
an abomination to
Heb. the abomination of.
12:22; 16:12; 29:27

Verse 8
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
All
Psalms 12:6; Isaiah 45:23; 63:1
there
13; John 7:46
froward
Heb. wreathed.

Verse 9
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
14:6; 15:14,24; 17:24; 18:1,2,15; Psalms 19:7,8; 25:12-14; 119:98-100; Isaiah 35:8; Micah 2:7; Matthew 13:11,12; John 6:45; 7:17; 1 Corinthians 2:14,15; James 1:5

Verse 10
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
2:4,5; 3:13,14; 10:20; 16:16; 23:23; Psalms 119:72,127,162; Ecclesiastes 7:11; Acts 3:6; 2 Corinthians 6:10

Verse 11
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
wisdom
3:14; 4:5-7; 16:16; 20:15; Job 28:15-19; Psalms 19:10; 119:127; Matthew 16:26; Philippians 3:8,9

Verse 12
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
I wisdom
Psalms 104:24; Isaiah 55:8,9; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 1:8,11; 3:10; Colossians 2:3
prudence
or, subtlety. knowledge.
Exodus 31:3-6; 35:30-35; 36:1-4; 1 Kings 7:14; 1 Chronicles 28:12,19; 2 Chronicles 13:14; Isaiah 28:26

Verse 13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
The fear
16:6; Psalms 97:10; 101:3; 119:104,128; Amos 5:15; Romans 12:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:19
pride
6:16-19; 1 Samuel 2:3; Psalms 5:4,5; 138:6; Zechariah 8:17; 1 Peter 5:5
the froward
4:24; 6:12; 10:31

Verse 14
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Counsel
Isaiah 9:6; 40:14; John 1:9; Romans 11:33,34; 1 Corinthians 1:24,30; Colossians 2:3
sound
2:6,7; Romans 1:22
I have
24:5; Ecclesiastes 7:19; 9:16-18

Verse 15
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
By
1 Samuel 9:17; 16:1; 1 Chronicles 28:5; Jeremiah 27:5-7; Daniel 2:21; 4:25,32; 5:18-31; Daniel 7:13,14; Matthew 28:18; Romans 13:1; Revelation 19:16
decree
1 Kings 3:9,28; 5:7; 10:9; Psalms 72:1-4; 99:4; Isaiah 1:26; 32:1,2; Jeremiah 33:15; Revelation 19:11

Verse 17
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
I love
1 Samuel 2:30; Psalms 91:14; John 14:21,23; 16:27; 1 John 4:19
those
Ecclesiastes 12:1; Isaiah 45:19; 55:6; Matthew 6:33; 7:7,8; Mark 10:14; James 1:5

Verse 18
Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
Riches and honour
3:16; 4:7-9; James 2:5
durable
Psalms 36:6; Ecclesiastes 5:14-16; Matthew 6:19,20; Luke 10:42; 12:20,21,33; 16:11,12; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Ephesians 3:8; Philippians 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; James 5:1-3; Revelation 3:18
and righteousness
11:4; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 3:8,9

Verse 19
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
10; 3:14; Ecclesiastes 7:12

Verse 20
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
lead
or, walk.
3:6; 4:11,12; 6:22; Psalms 23:3; 25:4,5; 32:8; Isaiah 2:3; 49:10; 55:4; John 10:3,27,28; Revelation 7:17
in the
4:25-27; Deuteronomy 5:32

Verse 21
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
to inherit
18; 1:13; 6:31; Genesis 15:14; 1 Samuel 2:8; Matthew 25:46; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:17; Hebrews 10:34; 1 Peter 1:4
fill
Psalms 16:11; Ephesians 3:19,20; Revelation 21:7

Verse 22
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
3:19; John 1:1,2; Colossians 1:17

Verse 23
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Genesis 1:26; Psalms 2:6; Micah 5:2; John 17:24; Ephesians 1:10,11; 1 John 1:1,2

Verse 24
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
I was
Psalms 2:7; John 1:14; 3:16; 5:20; Hebrews 1:5; 1 John 4:9

Verse 25
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
Job 15:7,8; 38:4-11; Psalms 90:2; 102:25-28; Hebrews 1:10

Verse 26
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
as yet
Genesis 1:1-31
fields
or, open places. highest part. or, chief part.

Verse 27
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
he prepared
Psalms 33:6; 103:19; 136:5; Jeremiah 10:12; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2
compass
or, circle.
Isaiah 40:11,22

Verse 29
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
he gave
Genesis 1:9,10; Job 38:8-11; Psalms 33:7; 104:9; Jeremiah 5:22
when he appointed
Job 38:4-7

Verse 30
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
one
John 1:1-3,18; 16:28
I was daily
Isaiah 42:1; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; John 12:28; Colossians 1:13

Verse 31
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
and my
Psalms 16:3; 40:6-8; John 4:34; 13:1; 2 Corinthians 8:9

Verse 32
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
for
Psalms 1:1-4; 119:1,2; 128:1; Luke 11:28

Verse 33
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Hear
1:2,3,8; 4:1; 5:1; Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 10:16,17
refuse
1:21; Psalms 81:11,12; Acts 7:35-37; Hebrews 12:25

Verse 34
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
watching
1:21; 2:3,4; Psalms 27:4; 84:10; 92:13; Matthew 7:24; Luke 1:6; 10:39; 11:28; John 8:31,32; Acts 2:42; 17:11,12; James 1:22-25

Verse 35
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
whoso
1:33; 3:13-18; John 3:16,36; 14:6; Philippians 3:8; Colossians 3:3; 1 John 5:11,12
obtain
Heb. bring forth. favour.
12:2; Ephesians 1:6

Verse 36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
he
1:31; 20:2; John 3:19,20; Acts 13:46; Hebrews 2:3; 10:29
all
5:11,12,22,23; Ezekiel 18:31; 33:11; John 15:23,24; 1 Corinthians 16:22


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=008>.  


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