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Proverbs 19:27 | The Instruction that Causeth to Err

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 32: Proverbs 19:27

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Scripture Memory

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

C____, m_ s__, t_ h___ t__ i__________ t___ c______ t_ e__ f___ t__ w____ o_ k________. Proverbs 19:27

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

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

Cease | חָדַל

ḥāḏal

Pronunciation: khaw-dal'

Definition:

  • to stop, cease, desist
  • come to an end
  • leave off

Translations:

  • cease 20x
  • forbear 16x
  • let…alone 2x
  • forsake 1x

Hear | שָׁמַע

šāmaʿ

Pronunciation: shaw-mah'

Definition:

  • to hear (perceive by ear)
  • to understand
  • to consent, agree
  • to obey, be obedient

Translations:

  • hear 785x
  • hearken 196x
  • obey 81x
  • understand 9x

Instruction | מוּסָר

mûsār

Pronunciation: moo-sawr'

Definition:

  • discipline, correction
  • chastening

Translations:

  • instruction 30x
  • correction 9x
  • chastisement 3x

Err | שָׁגָה

šāḡâ

Pronunciation: shaw-gaw'

Definition:

  • to swerve, meander, be intoxicated, err (in drunkenness)
  • to commit sin of ignorance or inadvertence
  • to lead astray (morally)

Translations:

  • err 11x
  • wander 3x
  • cause to go astray 1x
  • sin through ignorance 1x

Knowledge | דַּעַת

daʿaṯ

Pronunciation: dah'-ath

Definition:

  • knowledge, perception, skill
  • discernment, understanding, wisdom

Translations:

  • knowledge 82x
  • know 6x
  • cunning 1x

Paraphrase

[Stop], my son, to [obey] the [correction] that causeth to [lead astray (morally)] from the words of [discernment, wisdom]. Proverbs 19:27

Bible Cross References

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

1 Timothy 4:7

But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Reflections

About God

God commands us to pay attention to what we’re letting influence us (“Cease” is an imperative) – it’s His job to provide the wisdom we are supposed to follow (He IS the wisdom).

About Self

Even as it is God’s job to provide the wisdom, it is our job to pay attention to what we are letting influence us, and continue to turn away from poor influences, or anything that takes us away from what we know is the knowledge and wisdom of God.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Am I continuing to do something I know I should let go because it is leading me away from God’s wisdom?
  • Am I continually searching for God’s wisdom so I know which is the right way?
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