Proverbs in the Bible are like wise sayings that help us understand how to live well. They were written to give wisdom, guidance, and understanding. Let’s explore some Proverbs that are great for kids!

Wise Words and Actions

Bible Verse: Proverbs 15:1

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

This Proverb teaches us about being kind in our words. When someone is upset or angry, answering them kindly can calm the situation, but if we reply harshly, it might make things worse.

The Importance of Listening

Bible Verse: Proverbs 12:15

“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”

It’s smart to listen to good advice. Sometimes we think we know everything, but listening to others, like our parents or teachers, can help us make better decisions.

Hard Work vs. Laziness

Bible Verse: Proverbs 13:4

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

This Proverb tells us that being diligent or hardworking helps us achieve our goals, while being lazy (like a sluggard, which is an old word for a lazy person) doesn’t help us get what we want or need.

Being Honest

Bible Verse: Proverbs 12:22

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Being honest and trustworthy is very important. Telling lies is not only wrong, but it also makes God unhappy. Being someone others can trust is much better.

Choosing Good Friends

Bible Verse: Proverbs 13:20

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

The friends we choose have a big impact on us. If we spend time with wise people, we can learn good things. But hanging out with foolish people might lead to trouble.


Three Wise Men