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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


18:10 The name of the LORD 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 an high wall in his own conceit.


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


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


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


18:15 The heart of the prudent 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 their contentions are like the bars of a castle.


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.


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 findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.   Defenders Notes >>


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


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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