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Proverbs 22:24-25 | Snare to Thy Soul

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 40: Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

Scripture Memory

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

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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

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

Friendship | רָעָה

rāʿâ

Pronunciation: raw-aw'

Definition:

  • To pasture, tend, graze, feed
  • To associate with, be a friend of
  • To be companions
  • To be a special friend

Translations:

  • Feed 75x
  • Shepherd 63x
  • Pastor 8x
  • Keep 3x
  • Companion 2x

Angry | אַף

'ap̄

Pronunciation: af

Definition:

  • Nostril, nose, face
  • anger

Translations:

  • anger 172x
  • wrath 42x
  • nostrils 13x
  • nose 12x
  • angry 4x

Furious | חֵמָה

ḥēmâ

Pronunciation: khay-maw'

Definition:

  • heat, rage, hot displeasure, indignation, anger, wrath, poison
  • heat; venom, poison (fig)
  • burning anger, rage

Translations:

  • fury 67x
  • wrath 34x
  • poison 6x
  • furious 3x
  • rage 2x

Go | בּוֹא

bô'

Pronunciation: bo

Definition:

  • to go in, enter
  • to come with
  • to attain to
  • to bring in, bring near
  • to be introduced, be put

Translations:

  • come 1,435x
  • bring 487x
  • enter 125x
  • go 123x

Ways | אֹרַח

'ōraḥ

Pronunciation: o'-rakh

Definition:

  • way, path
  • the path, way, passing of life (fig)
  • way of living

Translations:

  • way 26x
  • path 25x
  • manner 1x
  • traveller 1x

Get | לָקַח

lāqaḥ

Pronunciation: law-kakh'

Definition:

  • to take and carry along
  • to take upon, put upon
  • to be captured
  • to be taken away
  • to be stolen from

Translations:

  • take 747x
  • receive 61x
  • fetch 31x
  • get 6x

Paraphrase

Make no [association] with an [angry] man; and with a [man of burning anger, rage] thou shalt not [attain to, bring near]: Lest thou learn his [way of living], and [take upon] a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:24-25

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 13:20

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Reflections

About God

God cares who we spend our time with, because He knows that we become like those with whom we associate. Also, God is the exact opposite of “a furious man” – He is just, yes, and occasionally we see in the Bible Israelites and others experiencing His wrath. But He is never consumed with burning anger in a poisonous, unrighteous sort of way, and any man seeking to become more like Christ is the one we should choose to associate with (over the angry man mentioned here).

About Self

When I am angry or spend time with angry, poisonous people, I fall into a trap from which it is difficult to find my way out. The Lord asks me to seek after him, instead of after others who embody characteristics and behaviors that are against the very essence of God.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Who am I spending my time with? Am I allowing poor influences to pull my heart away from God?
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