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Topics in the Proverbs

We are studying the Book of Proverbs both Sunday morning and Thursday morning. The book seems divided into two sections, each with its own style. Chapters 1-9 contain Textual studies that cohere and flow. Chapters 10-31 contain topic studies that seem fairly random. It's challenging to assemble proverbs from the latter section which deal with a particular topic. In his commentary, Matthew Henry provided an extensive collection of proverbs by topic. His work is open source now, so you can find it for free in a number of places. One of those is the e-sword Bible software app. I've been using that for years and find it an excellent study tool. It also is available free. Download it here, and then download Matthew Henry's commentary to find the complete list. 

1.    Of the comfort, or grief, parents have in their children, according as they are wise or foolish, godly or ungodly, 10:1; 15:20; 17:21, 17:25; 19:13, 19:26; 23:15, 23:16, 23:24, 23:25; 27:11; 29:3

2.    Of the world's insufficiency, and religion's sufficiency, to make us happy (10:2, 10:3; 11:4) and the preference to be therefore given to the gains of virtue above those of this world, 15:16, 15:17; 16:8, 16:16; 17:1; 19:1; 28:6, 28:11

3.    Of slothfulness and diligence, 10:4, 10:26; 12:11, 12:24, 12:27; 13:4, 13:23; 15:19; 16:26; 18:9; 19:15, 19:24; 20:4, 20:13; 21:5, 21:25, 21:26; 22:13, 22:29; 24:30-34; 26:13-16; 27:18, 27:23, 27:27; 28:19. Particularly the improving or neglecting opportunities, 6:6; 10:5