God Knows the Ways of the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 15-16


The main heading for these two chapters of Proverbs is “Contrast the Upright and the Wicked“. Some of the key words found in common to both chapters are the following: Lord, Heart, Way, Wise, Evil, Wicked, Better, Abomination, Life, Lips, Mouth, Plans, Spirit, and Understanding.¬† Below are the¬†topics I identified in the chapters.

Proverbs 15

# Topic Verses
10 Blessings of Righteousness 5-6, 14-15, 17, 19-21, 24, 30
10 Proper Speech 1-2, 4, 7, 14, 18, 23, 26, 28, 30
9 God and Man 3, 8-9, 11, 16, 25-26, 29, 33
6 Wisdom’s Benefits 2, 22, 28, 31-33
3 Emotions 13, 15, 18
3 Family 5, 17, 20
2 Futility of Folly 10, 12
2 Integrity 21, 27
2 Wealth and Poverty 16, 27
1 Hard Work v. Laziness 19
1 Humility v. Pride 33
1 Leadership 22

Proverbs 16

# Topic Verses
14 God and Man 1-7, 9, 11-12, 20, 25, 30, 33
11 Proper Speech 1, 10, 13-14, 21, 23-24, 27-30
6 Blessings of Righteousness 7, 11, 17, 22, 25, 31
6 Leadership 1, 9-10, 12, 15, 21
3 Humility v. Pride 5, 18-19
3 Wealth and Poverty 8, 16, 19
3 Wisdom’s Benefits 16, 20-21
2 Emotions 14, 32
2 Equality & Justice 8, 11
2 Futility of Folly 19, 22
2 Resist Evil 17, 25
1 Hard Work v. Laziness 26

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