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A brief moral saying or counsel.

The book of Proverbs

An Old Testament book that contains many parables, sayings, and poems, some of which were written by Solomon. The book of Proverbs is frequently quoted in the New Testament.

Chapters 1–9 contain an explanation of true wisdom. Chapters 10–24 contain a collection of sayings about the right and wrong ways of living. Chapters 25–29 contain the proverbs of Solomon that the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, recorded. Chapters 30–31 include a description of a virtuous woman.