Quotations/Allusions to the Old Testament books of Proverbs and Ecclesistes in the New Testament
|Pr 3:11 – My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord|
Or loathe His reproof,
|Pr 3:34 – Though He scoffs at the scoffers,|
Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
|Pr 10:12 – Hatred stirs up strife,|
But love covers all transgressions.
|Jas 5:20; |
|Pr 11:31 – If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,|
How much more the wicked and the sinner!
|Pr 22:8 – He who sows iniquity will reap vanity,|
And the rod of his fury will perish.
|Pr 24:12 – If you say, “See, we did not know this,”|
Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?
And does He not know it who keeps your soul?
And will He not render to man according to his work?
|Mt 16:27; |
|Pr 25:21 – If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;|
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
|Eccl 7:20 – Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.||Ro 3:10|
A quotation is a word-for-word citation of the original source, often preceded by “it is written.”
An allusion is a reference to the original source using the the same key words or thoughts without quoting word for word.
Because the New Testament writers often borrow the language of the Old Testament (allusion) rather than quote verses directly, different scholars have different counts for the number of times an Old Testament book is quoted in the New Testament. Comparison of various sources reveals considerable variation as to what is interpreted as an Old Testament quotation. Also, many of the Old Testament quotes are from the Septuagint (LXX) which is why the New Testament wording may appear somewhat different.