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Proverbs 18:1 ←
He who keeps himself separate for his private purpose goes against all good sense.
Proverbs 18:2 ←
A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.
When the evil-doer comes, a low opinion comes with him, and with the loss of honour comes shame.
Proverbs 18:4 ←
The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters: the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing stream.
Proverbs 18:5 ←
To have respect for the person of the evil-doer is not good, or to give a wrong decision against the upright.
Proverbs 18:6 ←
A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.
Proverbs 18:7 ←
The mouth of a foolish man is his destruction, and his lips are a net for his soul.
Proverbs 18:8 ←
The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, and go down into the inner parts of the stomach.
Proverbs 18:9 ←
He who does not give his mind to his work is brother to him who makes destruction.
Proverbs 18:10 ←
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the upright man running into it is safe.
Proverbs 18:11 ←
The property of a man of wealth is his strong town, and it is as a high wall in the thoughts of his heart.
Proverbs 18:12 ←
Before destruction the heart of man is full of pride, and before honour goes a gentle spirit.
Proverbs 18:13 ←
To give an answer before hearing is a foolish thing and a cause of shame.
Proverbs 18:14 ←
The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
Proverbs 18:15 ←
The heart of the man of good sense gets knowledge; the ear of the wise is searching for knowledge.
Proverbs 18:16 ←
A man's offering makes room for him, letting him come before great men.
Proverbs 18:17 ←
The man who first puts his cause before the judge seems to be in the right; but then his neighbour comes and puts his cause in its true light.
Proverbs 18:18 ←
The decision of chance puts an end to argument, parting the strong.
Proverbs 18:19 ←
A brother wounded is like a strong town, and violent acts are like a locked tower.
Proverbs 18:20 ←
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be full; the produce of his lips will be his in full measure.
Proverbs 18:21 ←
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those to whom it is dear will have its fruit for their food.
Proverbs 18:22 ←
Whoever gets a wife gets a good thing, and has the approval of the Lord.
Proverbs 18:23 ←
The poor man makes requests for grace, but the man of wealth gives a rough answer.
Proverbs 18:24 ←
There are friends who may be a man's destruction, but there is a lover who keeps nearer than a brother.