About the Book of Proverbs
Many people know proverbs in their own language. Often the proverbs have been there for a long time. Nobody knows who first said them.
The Book of Proverbs tells us what it means to be really wise. King Solomon wrote down many of these proverbs, so that people would not forget them. Solomon was a wise person himself.
To be wise is not the same as to be clever. The Book of Proverbs teaches us how to live in a good way. To be wise means to know the way that God wants us to live.
Many proverbs show that a wise person and a fool live in different ways.