We have finished our commentary on each verse of Proverbs chapter 15. The chapter is a collection of sayings and wisdom, and we have not identified any specific supposed “contradictions, errors, or mistakes.” However, some interpretive questions and potential areas of debate within the chapter include the meaning of certain verses, the relationship between different verses, and how the sayings in the chapter relate to real-world situations. Some verses in Proverbs chapter 15 that may contain interpretive questions and potential areas of debate include:
The Fear of Jehovah Brings Wisdom and Discipline Brings Understanding Proverbs 15:33 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 33 The fear of Jehovah is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Ignoring Instruction Shows Contempt for One's Own Soul, and Hearing Instruction Brings Honor Proverbs 15:32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 32 He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who heeds admonition gains understanding.
The Light in the Eyes Brings Joy to the Heart, and A Good Report Brings Health Proverbs 15:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 He whose ear heeds wholesome admonition will dwell among the wise.
The Thoughts of the Wicked are Detestable to God and Pure Words are Pleasing to God Proverbs 15:26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 The thoughts of the wicked are detestable to Jehovah, but pleasant words are pure.
God Destroys the Houses of the Proud and God Protects the Borders of the Widows Proverbs 15:25 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 Jehovah tears down the house of the proud but maintains the boundary of the widow.
The Path of Wisdom Leads to Life, and Ignorance Leads to Destruction Proverbs 15:24 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 24 The path of life leads upward to the man with insight, that he may avoid Sheol beneath.
A Timely Word Brings Joy and The Power of Words in Communication Proverbs 15:23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 23 A man has joy in the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!