Proverbs is parents talking to their son telling him how to be a good man. A man of morals.
” For that they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Buy whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:29-33
Here they are saying that they didn’t listen to knowledge and since they didn’t they will suffer the consequences. This is displaying the difference between what ethics: morals; would give you and what happens when you don’t listen, which is sanctions.
” My Son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledg of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6
They are saying that if you do this series of faith steps you’ll receive wisdom. Wisdom will create morals within you, which will create eithics.
” My Son, forget not my laws; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and learn not unto thine own understand” Proverbs 3:1-5
This is a father offering his son morals to follow, which is what ever father wants to give his son.
Proverbs is full of good advice and wisdom. It’s one of my favorite books in the Bible.