New Defender's Study Bible Notes
10:1 proverbs of Solomon. See note on Proverbs 1:1. The first nine chapters of Proverbs may represent instructions for Solomon, perhaps written by David. Beginning at Proverbs 10:1, however, the proverbs were either written by Solomon or collected by him.
10:2 delivereth from death. The second section of Proverbs, called “the proverbs of Solomon,” extends from Proverbs 10:1–22:17, where a new section attributed to “the words of the wise” begins. The collected “proverbs of Solomon” each stand independently, with no continuity from verse to verse. The earlier section, however (Proverbs 1:1–9:18), and also the section from Proverbs 22:17–24:34, attributed to “the wise” (Proverbs 24:23), do exhibit such continuity.
10:8 a prating fool shall fall. This colorful assessment is repeated in Proverbs 10:10, the Lord (through Solomon) evidently considering it important to issue a double warning against “profane and vain babblings” (I Timothy 6:20; II Timothy 2:16). Compare Proverbs 10:18 and 19.