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Mishlei

Concepts Index

MISHLEI CONCEPTS INDEX Accountability. (v. 11:31) “If the tzadik is repaid while yet on earth; how much more so will the rasha and the sinner!” [11-27] Anger. Shame. “The anger of a fool becomes known on the [same] day, but a clever man covers up disgrace.” [12-16]...

Mishlei 01-01 (Introduction) [1:1 thru 1:6]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 3] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-01 (Introduction) In this first segment of Mishlei, Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) introduces...

Mishlei 01-02 (Motivation) [1:7]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-02 (Motivation) Serious learning takes real effort. That’s why people tend to resist any kind of...

Mishlei 01-03 (Positive Influences) [1:8 and 1:9]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 4] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-03 (Positive Influences) From the very first days of life you are subject to the influences of...

Mishlei 01-04 (Negative Influences) [1:10 thru 1:19]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 3] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-04 (Negative Influences) My son, don’t be surprised if someone approaches you with a shady get-rich...

Mishlei 01-05 (Wisdom is Calling You) [1:20 thru 1:33]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-05 (Wisdom is Calling You) Don’t say that the wisdom of the Torah is too difficult for you or is not...

Mishlei 01-06 (Wisdom will Call You) [1:20 – 1:21]

Mishlei 01-06 Wisdom Will Call (1:20 — 1:21) Key Concepts My son, don’t be surprised if someone approaches you with a shady get-rich scheme that seems too good to be true. Unfortunately, you won’t find out until it is too late that it is too good to be true and you...

Mishlei 02-01 (The Price of Wisdom) [2:1 thru 2:4]

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Mishlei 02-02 (The Structure of Wisdom) [2:5 and 2:6]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 3] Key Concepts of Mishlei 02-02 (The Structure of Wisdom) We have spoken of wisdom (chochmah) and the fear of Hashem (yiras...

Mishlei 02-03 (The Gift of Wisdom) [ 2:7 thru 2:22]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 02-03 (The Gift of Wisdom) The Torah is Hashem’s gift of wisdom to the Jewish people, but it is a...

Mishlei 03-01 (The Continuity of Wisdom) [3:1 thru 3:4]

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Mishlei 03-03 (Mussar, the Key to Wisdom) [3:11 and 3:12]

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 03-03 (Mussar, the Key to Wisdom) It is man’s mission in life to perfect his moral character and...

Mishlei 03-04 (Wisdom, the Key to Life) [3:13 thru 3:18]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 03-04 (Wisdom, the Key to Life) Wisdom is a glorious gift from Hashem, but it is a gift that is given...

Mishlei 03-05 (Wisdom, the Key to Creation) [3:19 and 3:20]

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Mishlei 03-06 (Wisdom, the Key to Happiness) [3:21 thru 3:26]

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Mishlei 03-07 (Selfishness) [3:27 thru 3:30]

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 2] Key Concepts of Mishlei 03-07 (Selfishness) Wisdom teaches us that we have a major mission in life: to develop and...

Mishlei 03-08 (Wisdom and Personal Destiny) [3:31 thru 3:35]

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Mishlei 04-01 (Wisdom and Tradition) [4:1 thru 4:4]

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Mishlei 04-02 (Acquiring Wisdom) [4:5 thru 4:9]

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Mishlei 04-03 (The Wisdom Road) [4:10 – 4:13]

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Mishlei 04-04 (The Wrong Road) [4:14 thru 4:19]

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Mishlei 04-05 (Staying on Course) [4:20 thru 4:27]

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Mishlei 05-01 (Wisdom in Depth) [5:1 and 5:2]

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Mishlei 05-02 (The Ultimate Fraud) [5:3 thru 5:6]

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Mishlei 05-03 (Managing Temptation) [5:7 – 5:23]

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Mishlei 06-01 (Wishful Thinking) [6:1 thru 6:5]

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Mishlei 06-02 (Focused Thinking) [6:6 thru 6:11]

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Mishlei 06-03 (Unprincipled Thinking) [6:12 thru 6:15]

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Mishlei 06-04 (The Anatomy of Sin) [6:16 thru 6:19]

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Mishlei 06-05 (Applying Wisdom to Life) [6:20 thru 6:23]

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Mishlei 06-06 (Immorality) [6:24 thru 6:35]

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Mishlei 07-01 (Bonding with Wisdom) [7:1 thru 7:5]

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Mishlei 07-02 (A Lack of Wisdom) [7:6 thru 7:9]

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 07-02 (A Lack of Wisdom) What happens when a person neglects Wisdom? He becomes vulnerable to the...

Mishlei 07-03 (A Tragedy)

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Mishlei 08-01 ( The Call of Wisdom) [8:1 – 8:36]

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Mishlei 09-01 (invitation to Wisdom) [9:1 thru 9:6]

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Mishlei 09-02 (The Rejection of Wisdom) [9:7 thru 9:12]

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Mishlei 09-03 (Invitation to Ignorance) [9:13 thru 9:18]

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Mishlei 10-01 (Joy and Sorrow)

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Mishlei 10-02 (Wealth and Charity)

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Mishlei 10-03 (Wealth and Hunger)

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Mishlei 10-04 (Deceit and Integrity)

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Mishlei 10-05 (Dedication and Neglect)

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Mishlei 10-06 (Blessings for Life)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 10-06 (Blessings for Life) The instinctive reaction of a righteous man (tzadik) is to feel love...

Mishlei 10-07 (Blessings Beyond Life)

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Mishlei 10-08 (Wisdom of the Heart)

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Mishlei 10-09 (Integrity)

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Mishlei 10-10 (Deception)

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Mishlei 10-11 (Speech)

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Mishlei 10-12 (Love and Hate)

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Mishlei 10-13 (Insight)

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Mishlei 10-14 (Discretion)

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Mishlei 10-15 (Wealth and Poverty)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 10-15 Foolish people look at wealth as a guarantee of security. They rely on their riches to protect them...

Mishlei 10-16 (Attitude)

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Mishlei 10-17 (Intervention)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 10-17 (Intervention) Over a period of time it is natural for a person to fall into a comfortable pattern of...

Mishlei 10-18 (Reacting to Offense)

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Mishlei 10-19 (The Virtues of Silence)

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Mishlei 10-20 (Perseverance)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 10-20 (Perseverance) Every righteous man (tzaddik) has a responsibility to have a positive effect on others....

Mishlei 10-21 (Guidance and Certainty)

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Mishlei 10-22 (Wealth and Worry)

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Mishlei 10-23 (Quickness)

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Mishlei 10-24 (Hopes and Fears)

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Mishlei 10-25 (Reality)

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Mishlei 10-26 (Laziness)

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Mishlei 10-27 (Longevity)

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Mishlei 10-28 (Hope)

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Mishlei 10-29 (Stability and Integrity)

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Mishlei 10-30 (Speech and Goodwill)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 10-30 (Speech and Goodwill) When used by a righteous person (tzaddik) the human mouth becomes a source of...

Mishlei 11-01 (Integrity and Commerce)

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Mishlei 11-02 (Malice and Modesty)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlrei 11-02 (Malice and Modesty) A person of low character allows his natural selfishness to dominate his...

Mishlei 11-03 (Fairness and Inegrity)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts - Mishlei 11-03 (Fairness and Integrity) This proverb deals with the relationship between two essential qualities...

Mishlei 11-04 (Wealth and Misfortune)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 1] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-04 (Wealth and Misfortune) People accumulate wealth as a bulwark against misfortune. They think that the...

Mishlei 11-05 (Righteousness)

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Mishlei 11-06 (Fair-Mindedness)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-06 (Fair-Mindedness) In Segment 11-04 we have seen how the merit earned through righteous deeds...

Mishlei 11-07 (Death)

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Mishlei 11-08 (Substitution)

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Mishlei 11-09 (Flattery)

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Mishlei 11-10 (The Community)

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Mishlei 11-11 (Contempt)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-11 (Contempt) It is unwise and a failure of character to look down upon another person, no matter how...

Mishlei 11-12 (Confidentialty)

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Mishlei 11-13 (Thinking Ahead)

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Mishlei 11-14 (Risk Avoidance)

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Mishlei 11-15 (Honor and Wealth)

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Mishlei 11-16 (Kindness and Callousness)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts Of Mishlei 11-16 (Kindness and Callousness) A person who has the habit of being kind to others is sensitive to their...

Mishlei 11-17 (Futility)

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Mishlei 11-18 (Charity and Life)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-18 (Charity and Life) Giving charity to the needy is certainly a great mitzvah, so great that its reward...

Mishlei 11-19 (Perversity and Integrity)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Segment 11-19 (Perversity and Integrity) The heart represents the part of the human personality that impels a person...

Mishlei 11-20 (Justice)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 1] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-20 (Justice) The human hand is a powerful metaphor, for it symbolizes the ability to take action, whether...

Mishlei 11-21 (Ornamentation)

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Mishlei 11-22 (Hope and Desire)

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Mishlei 11-23 (Generosity and Selfishness) [11:24 thru 11:26]

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Mishlei 11-24 (Wealth and Life) [11:28]

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Mishlei 11-25 (Responsibility and Neglect)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-25 (Responsibility and Neglect) The man who is privileged to become the head of a household is...

Mishlei 11-26 (Role Models and Teachers) [11:30]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-26 (Role Models and Teachers) As we have seen in Segment 01-03 a person should be receptive to the...

Mishlei 11-27 (Accountability)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 1] Key Concepts of Mishlei 11-27 (Accountability) It is human nature to assume that when things go well they will continue to go...

Mishlei 12-01 (Intervention and Daas)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 1] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-01 (Intervention and Daas) In Segment 10-17 we have seen how Hashem intervenes in the smooth flow...

Mishlei 12-02 (Self-Sufficiency)

  NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-02 (Self-Sufficiency) One of the main challenges a person has to face in life derives from the...

Mishlei 12-03 (Stability and Continuity)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-03 (Stability and Continuity) As we have seen in Segment 10-29, a life of stability is the natural reward...

Mishlei 12-04 (Matrimony) [12:4]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 12-04 (Matrimony) The unique relationship between husband and wife is symbolized by the creation of the...