Solomon’s Words For The Wise

Solomon’s Words For The Wise

Be encouraged and inspired by these Solomon’s words for the wise. Solomon was the King of Israel for 971 to 931BC. Heis thought to be the wisest man who has ever lived. If you read 2 Chronicles 1, verses 7 to 12, you will find Solomon asking God for wisdom and knowledge rather than wealth or possessions. God grants Solomon the wisdom as you will see reflected in his wise words.

It is believed that Solomon wrote Chapters 1 to 29 of the Book of Proverbs in the Bible. We have chosen a selection of these proverbs to share with you, however, we would encourage you to read all Chapters 1 to 30 for a complete overview of Solomon’s words for the wise who read them. (note: translation used is the NLT, unless stated otherwise)

Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidanceProverbs 1:5

My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.Proverbs 1:8

He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.Proverbs 2:7

So follow the steps of the good, and stay on the paths of the righteous.Proverbs 2:20

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.Proverbs 3:3

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.Proverbs 3:9

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.Proverbs 4:7

Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.Proverbs 4:24

For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.Proverbs 5:21

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!Proverbs 6:6

Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.Proverbs 7:4

For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.Proverbs 8:11

Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser.Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.Proverbs 9:9

Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.Proverbs 10:4

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. Proverbs 12:25
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.Proverbs 12:25

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.Proverbs 10:12

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.Proverbs 11:3

A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.Proverbs 11:13

To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.Proverbs 12:1

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.Proverbs 13:12

It is a sin to belittle one�s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.Proverbs 14:21

Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!Proverbs 14:23

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.Proverbs 15:1

A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.Proverbs 15:17

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.Proverbs 16:1

Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.Proverbs 16:3

Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.Proverbs 17:6

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.Proverbs 18:24

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.Proverbs 19:3

If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will turn your back on knowledge.Proverbs 19:27

The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.Proverbs 20:7

Ears to hear and eyes to see – both are gifts from the Lord.Proverbs 20:12

The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.Proverbs 21:3

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord.Proverbs 21:30

Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.Proverbs 22:7

Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.Proverbs 23:4

Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.Proverbs 24:27

Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.Proverbs 25:15

Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one�s heart.Proverbs 26:22

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.Proverbs 27:17

In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.Proverbs 28:23

Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.Proverbs 29:23

Psalms of Solomon

Below find 2 Psalms written by Solomon. Each with its own words of wisdom. (note verse numbers have been removed for easier reading)

Psalm 72 (NIV)
Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.
May he endure[a] as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations.
May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.
In his days may the righteous flourish and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.
May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.
May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.

For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
He will rescue them from oppression and violence,for precious is their blood in his sight.

Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.
May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon and thrive like the grass of the field.
May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun.

Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.

Psalm 127 (NLT)
Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.
Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.

It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!
He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Book of Song of Solomon

You may also want to read this book. Many say it is a book that reflects a husband and wife’s love but there are also suggestions that it is a book about God’s love for Isreal.

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