1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 18

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man hauing separated himselfe, seeketh [and] intermedleth with all wisedome. Proverbs 18:2 A foole hath no delight in vnderstanding, but that his heart may discouer it selfe. Proverbs 18:3 When the wicked commeth, then commeth also contempt, and with ignominie, reproch. Proverbs 18:4 The words of a mans mouth, [are as] deepe waters, [and] the well-spring of wisedome [as] a flowing brooke. Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement. Proverbs 18:6 A fooles lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. Proverbs 18:7 A fooles mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soule. Proverbs 18:8 The words of a tale bearer [are] as wounds, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly. Proverbs 18:9 Hee also that is slouthful in his worke, is brother to him that is a great waster. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD [is] a a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:11 The rich mans wealth [is] his strong citie: and as an high wall in his owne conceit. Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughtie, and before honour [is] humilitie. Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it is folly and shame vnto him. Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustaine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare? Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the eare of the wise seeketh knowledge. Proverbs 18:16 A mans gift maketh roome for him, & bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:17 He that [is] first in his owne cause, [seemeth] iust; but his neighbour commeth and searcheth him. Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth betweene the mighty. Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is [harder to be wonne] then a strong citie: and [their] contentions [are] like the barres of a castle. Proverbs 18:20 A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruite of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lippes shall he be filled. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue; and they that loue it shall eate the fruite thereof. Proverbs 18:22 [Who so] findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the LORD. Proverbs 18:23 The poore vseth intreaties, but the rich answereth roughly. Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shewe himselfe friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer then a brother.

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