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Want to know what the Bible says about Proverbs? Here are 47 Bible verses about Proverbs from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 29:11 NIV
Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.
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Proverbs 12:15 NIV
The way of fools seems right to them,
    but the wise listen to advice.
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Proverbs 3:5 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
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James 1:5 NIV
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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Proverbs 23:9 NIV
Do not speak to fools,
    for they will scorn your prudent words.
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Proverbs 1:7 NIV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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Proverbs 16:3 NIV
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
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Proverbs 31:9 NIV
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.
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Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.
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Proverbs 31:8 NIV
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
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Proverbs 13:10 NIV
Where there is strife, there is pride,
    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
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Proverbs 21:20 NIV
The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
    but fools gulp theirs down.
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Proverbs 28:6 NIV
Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than the rich whose ways are perverse.
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Proverbs 19:2 NIV
Desire without knowledge is not good—
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
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Proverbs 23:7 NIV
for he is the kind of person
    who is always thinking about the cost.
“Eat and drink,” he says to you,
    but his heart is not with you.
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Proverbs 12:18 NIV
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Proverbs 15:33 NIV
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
    and humility comes before honor.
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Proverbs 11:2 NIV
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
    but with humility comes wisdom.
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Proverbs 16:16 NIV
How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    to get insight rather than silver!
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