Also, don’t miss the contrast between verse 4 and verse 8. So much is here its hard to mention all the good stuff in just one paragraph. You have to listen to the podcast to get it all.
This chapter is distinguished by the lack of the use of the Lord’s name. While chapter sixteen had an abundance of proverbs that refer to the Lord this chapter wants for them.
This chapter is graced by an abundance of proverbs that refer to the Lord. I like to call chapter sixteen, The Lord’s chapter.
A unique element appears in this chapter. The word “prayer” only occurs three times in Proverbs and two of those times is in this chapter. Guess what section it falls in. Yep. Speech.