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Proverbs 18

Proverbs 18:1  
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

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

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

Proverbs 18:4  
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

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

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

Proverbs 18:7  
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

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

Proverbs 18:9  
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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

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

Proverbs 18:12  
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 18:13  
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Proverbs 18:14  
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:15  
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

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

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

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

Proverbs 18:19  
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 18:20  
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

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

Proverbs 18:22  
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Proverbs 18:23  
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

Proverbs 18:24  
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.


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