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Proverbs 12:8 | According to His Wisdom

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 12: Proverbs 12:8

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Scripture Memory

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Proverbs 12:8

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Proverbs 12:8

A m__ s____ b_ c________ a________ t_ h__ w_____: b__ h_ t___ i_ o_ a p_______ h____ s____ b_ d_______. Proverbs 12:8

Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Proverbs 12:8

Commended | הָלַל

hālal

Pronunciation: haw-lal'

Definition:

  • To shine
  • To praise, boast
  • Be made praiseworthy

Translations:

  • Praise 117x
  • Glory 14x
  • Commended 2x

Wisdom | שֵׂכֶל

śēḵel

Pronunciation: seh'-kel

Definition:

  • Prudence, good sense
  • Insight, understanding
  • Cunning, craft (bad sense)

Translations:

  • Understanding 7x
  • Wisdom 3x
  • Prudence 1x

Perverse | עָוָה

ʿāvâ

Pronunciation: aw-vaw'

Definition:

  • To bend, twist, distort
  • To commit iniquity
  • To do wrong

Translations:

  • Iniquity 4x
  • Perverse 2x
  • Wickedly 1x

HEART | לֵב

lēḇ

Pronunciation: labe

Definition:

  • Inner man, mind, understanding
  • Mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection
  • Conscience

Translations:

  • Heart 508x
  • Mind 12x
  • Midst 11x
  • Understanding 10x
  • Wisdom 6x

Despised | בּוּז

bûz

Pronunciation: booz

Definition:

  • Contempt, springing from judgement

Translations:

  • Contempt 7x
  • Despised 2x
  • Contemptuously 1x
  • Shamed 1x

Paraphrase

A man shall be [praised] according to his [insight, understanding]: but he that is of a [distorted] [inner mind] shall be [contempted, springing from judgement]. Proverbs 12:8

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 3:35

The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Reflections

About God

 

About Self

 

Questions to Ask Myself

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