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King Solomon was the third king over Israel, the second son of David and Bathsheba, who reigned some 40 years (970–930 B.C.). His alternative name was Jedidiah, “beloved of the Lord.” One of Solomon’s earliest recorded acts as king was to go to the high place at Gibeon and sacrifice 1000 burnt offerings. On the following night, the Lord appeared to the king in a dream, asking as to his fondest wish. Solomon asked for wisdom to judge Israel and God was pleased with the request (1 Kings 3). Israel’s king was given his wish, along with the gifts of long life, riches, and fame. In time Israel held Solomon in high esteem for the wisdom God gave him. Elwell, W. A., & Beitzel, B. J. (1988). In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (p. 1975). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. (read more)

Wisdom's Exhortation to Walk Wisely

“So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it; but the wicked will be...
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Wisdom's Promise to Rescue from Evil Women

“It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk, who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God; for her house sinks down to...
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Wisdom's Promise to Rescue from Evil Ways

“[Discretion will] rescue you from the way of evil — from the one who says perverse things, from those who abandon the right paths to walk in ways of darkness, from those who enjoy doing...
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Wisdom's Promises to Those who Act Wisely

“Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path. For wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart. Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you,” (Proverbs 2:9–11) Come...
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Wisdom's Promises to Those who Act Wisely

“He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers.” (Proverbs...
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Wisdom's Promises to Those who Act Wisely

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise...
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Wisdom's Pronouncement to the Foolish

“Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also...
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Wisdom's Pledge to the Foolish

“If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you... but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at...
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Wisdom's Plea to the Foolish

“Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O...
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Wisdom's Warning to the Greedy

“For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird, but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. Such are the ways...
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