Would anyone be interested in a verse be verse discussion on Proverbs? Proverbs is one of my favorite books in the Bible and I have often wondered what others take on some of the verses was. For example: Proverbs 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. One of the good things about a BB is iron sharpens iron and a multitude of counselors etc. What do you think? I will just start it and if it's dies it dies. Prov.1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. “The proverbs of Solomon” first thought, “prove-rbs” it's got the word prove in it. I'm thinking of how God proved the children of Israel in the wilderness or the proving ground in the old Ford truck commercials. I will look proverbs up in my Noah Webster 1828 and see if I can find out the root word origin and what “rbs” means. Yes I do have Hebrew and Greek resources but I'm much more familiar with English. I wish I had a better grasp of the English Language. Second thought: Solomon was the guy that asked God for wisdom. I reckon God gave him wisdom but..... any one care to take up that one? The rest of verse one seem straight forward enough. I guess V2 on indicated the things that proverbs is supposed to impart. Now, excluding the words “to, and, the, of” dose anyone have any thoughts on what these words mean, or have anything to add or agree/disagree with? PS: I'm trying to teach the book to my 7y/o so if you can help me come up with ways to explain things to a 7y/o (like: “daddy, what are tables of your heart”) that would be welcome.