Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior ChapterReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext ChapterNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Jamieson, Fausset & Brown :: Commentary on Proverbs 22

toggle collapse

The Book of Proverbs

Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET

CHAPTER 22

Pro 22:1-29.

      1. A good name-- ( Job 30:8, Hebrew); "good" is supplied here from Ecc 7:1.
      loving favour--kind regard, that is, of the wise and good.

      2. Before God all are on the same footing ( Pro 14:31 17:5 ).

      3. are punished--that is, for their temerity; for the evil is not necessarily punitive, as the prudent might otherwise be its objects.

      4. humility and the fear of the Lord--are in apposition; one produces the other. On the results, compare Pro 3:16 8:18.

      5. he that. . . them--Those who properly watch over their own souls are thus preserved from the dangers which attend the way of perverse men ( Pro 16:17 ).

      6. Train--initiate, or early instruct.
      the way--literally, "his way," that selected for him in which he should go; for early training secures habitual walking in it.

      7. The influence of wealth sets aside moral distinctions is implied, and, of course, disapproved (compare Pro 19:6 21:14, &c.).

      8. (Compare Pro 11:18 Psa 109:16-20 Gal 6:7, 8 ).
      the rod. . . fail--His power to do evil will be destroyed.

      9. a bountiful eye--that is, a beneficent disposition.
      for he giveth. . . poor--His acts prove it.

      10. Cast out--or drive away. Scorners foster strife by taunts and revilings.

      11. (Compare Margin).
      pureness of heart--and gentle, kind words win favor, even from kings.

      12. preserve--or guard.
      knowledge--its principles and possessors.
      overthroweth--utterly confounds and destroys the wicked.

      13. Frivolous excuses satisfy the indolent man's conscience.

      14. The mouth--or flattering speeches ( Pro 5:3 7:5 ) ensnare man, as pits, beasts. God makes their own sin their punishment.

      15. is bound--or firmly fixed. Chastisement deters from crime and so leads to reformation of principle.

      16. These two vices pertain to the same selfish feeling. Both are deservedly odious to God and incur punishment.

      17. Here begins another division of the book, marked by those encouragements to the pursuit of wisdom, which are found in the earlier chapters. It will be observed that at Pro 22:22 - 24:12, the proverbs are generally expressed in two verses instead of one (see JF & B for Introduction).

      18. These lessons must be laid up in the mind, and
      fitted--or better, "fixed" in the lips so as to be ever ready.

      19. That. . . Lord--This is the design of the instruction.

      20. excellent things--or probably of former times.
      counsels and knowledge--both advice and instruction.

      21. Specially he desires to secure accuracy, so that his pupil may teach others.

      22, 23. Here follow ten precepts of two verses each. Though men fail to defend the poor, God will ( Pro 17:5 Psa 12:5 ).
      in the gate--place of public gathering ( Job 5:4 Psa 69:12 ).

      24, 25. (Compare Pro 2:12-15 4:14 ).

      25. a snare. . . soul--The unsuspecting are often misled by bad company.

      26, 27. (Compare Pro 6:1 17:18 ).

      27. should he take, &c.--that is, the creditor.

      28. (Compare Pro 23:10 ). Do not entrench on others ( Deu 19:14 27:17 ).

      29. Success rewards diligence ( Pro 10:4 21:5 ).

Introduction to the Psalms ← Prior Book
Introduction to Ecclesiastes Next Book →
Commentary on Proverbs 21 ← Prior Chapter
Commentary on Proverbs 23 Next Chapter →
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

View Desktop Site

'View Desktop Site' currently only works on tablets and phones.

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close