Commentaries on Proverbs

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Proverbs. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Proverbs that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more..

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Proverbs



Proverbs (TOTC) by Derek Kidner


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Proverbs

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “packed with helpful insight and comments on the text…exegetically sensitive, theologically helpful, and orthodox”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Proverbs, “…this is an introductory level work, but it is probably the best of the introductory level works on the book.”

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The Book of Proverbs: Chapters 1-15. and 16-31 (NICOT) by Bruce Waltke


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Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “the product of two decades of reflection and research…is theologically sensitive”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Proverbs, “Bruce Waltke’s two-volume commentary is truly a gift to the church…Very highly recommended.”

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Proverbs (TPC) by David A. Hubbard


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “quite readable”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Proverbs, “While not as comprehensive as Waltke, Hubbard does not neglect addressing the difficult questions, all the while remaining clear and readable.”

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Proverbs (NIB) by Raymond C. Van Leeuwen


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “written from a progressive evangelical perspective, it is one of the best commentaries on Proverbs”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Proverbs, “There is more reflection on the theology of the book here than in most commentaries.”

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Proverbs (BCOT) by Tremper Longman III


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Proverbs, “Longman deals not only with the details of the text, but also with literary and theological questions…It is quite readable.”

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Proverbs (WBC) by Roland Murphy


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “Murphy is a preeminent interpreter of Wisdom literature”

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Proverbs (two volumes; Anchor) by Michael V. Fox


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Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “Fox is a master interpreter”

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Proverbs (Concordia) by Andrew E. Steinmann


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “pays special attention to matters of gospel and law in the book”

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Proverbs (OTL) by Richard J. Clifford


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “this commentary puts more emphasis on text criticism, philology, and ancient Near Eastern background”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Proverbs (Preaching the Word) by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.


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Proverbs (NIVAC) by Paul E. Koptak


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Exalting Jesus in Proverbs (CCEC) by Daniel L. Akin and Jonathan Akin


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Proverbs (Interpretation) by Leo G. Perdue


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Proverbs (SGBC) by Ryan P. O’Dowd


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (NAC) by Duane A. Garrett


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Proverbs (Mentor) by John A. Kitchen


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Psalms, Proverbs (CBC) by George M. Schwab


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Proverbs (AOTC) by Christine Roy Yoder


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Proverbs and Ecclesiastes (Belief) by Amy Plantinga Pauw


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Proverbs (TH) by Ernest Lucas


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Proverbs (NCBC) by Katherine M. Hayes


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Proverbs (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Proverbs (Geneva) by Charles Bridges


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Proverbs by H.A. Ironside


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