Confidence in God Leads to Uprightness, Wickedness Leads to Sin

Proverbs 13-14


The chapter heading in the New American Standard Bible for both of these chapters is “Contrast the Upright and the Wicked”. When I considered the topics discussed in the chapters, I found that they covered a number of them with the two most often discussed being the blessings of righteousness and wisdom’s benefits. Below are the topics I thought were being discussed in these two chapters, listed in descending order of the number of verses that I thought discussed the topics.

Topics

# of Refs

Verses

Blessings of Righteousness

17

13:5-6,9-10, 20-21, 25

14:8, 11, 14, 19, 22, 27, 32-35

Wisdom’s Benefits

11

13:13-16, 18

14:1, 6-7, 15-16, 18

Hard Work v. Laziness

10

13:4, 11-12, 18-19, 23, 25

14:4, 23-24

God and Man

8

13;13

14:2, 9, 14, 26-27, 31, 34

Emotions

7

13:12, 19

14:10, 13, 17, 29-30

Futility of Folly

7

13:16, 20

14:12, 15-17, 24

Proper Speech

7

13:2-3, 10, 17

14:3, 5, 25

Wealth and Poverty

7

13:7-8, 11, 18, 21-22

14:20

Friendship

3

13:17, 20

14:10

Family

2

13:1, 24

Generosity

2

14:21, 31

Humility v. Pride

2

13:10

14:28

Leadership

1

14:28

Resist Evil

1

14:7

Key Verses:

13:13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.

14:9 Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will.

14:14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

14:26-27 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

14:31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.


To see a full list of all topics I identified as being discussed in Proverbs, go to the Downloads page and look under Topical Studies.


 

 

 

 

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