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Proverbs 18

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18:1 He that separateth himself seeketh [his] pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.

18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

18:3 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

18:4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, [and] the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook.

18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.

18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

18:7 A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

18:8 The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

18:9 He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.

18:10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.

18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour [goeth] humility.

18:13 He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.

18:14 The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

18:15 The heart of an intelligent [man] getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

18:16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

18:17 He that is first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

18:19 A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.

18:20 A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.

18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

18:22 Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.

18:23 He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly.

18:24 A man of [many] friends will come to ruin but there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.

 

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