Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 18

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

Proverbs 18:1 Who so hath an earnest desire [to wysdome] he will sequester him selfe to seeke it, and occupie him selfe in all stedfastnesse & sounde doctrine. Proverbs 18:2 A foole hath no delight in vnderstanding: but onlye to vtter the fansies of his owne heart. Proverbs 18:3 When the vngodly commeth, then commeth also disdayne: and with the dishonest person commeth shame and dishonour. Proverbs 18:4 The wordes of a [wyse] mans mouth are lyke deepe waters: and the well of wisdome is like a full streame. Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to regarde the person of the vngodly, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement. Proverbs 18:6 A fooles lippes come with brawling, and his mouth prouoketh vnto stripes. Proverbs 18:7 A fooles mouth is his owne destruction, and his lippes are the snare for his owne soule. Proverbs 18:8 The wordes of a slaunderer are very woundes, and go through vnto the innermost partes of the body. Proverbs 18:9 Who so is slouthfull in his labour, is the brother of hym that is a waster. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lorde is a strong castell, the righteous runneth vnto it and is in safegarde. Proverbs 18:11 The rich mans goodes are his strong citie, and as an high wall in his owne conceipt. Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of a man is proude: and before honour goeth humilitie. Proverbs 18:13 He that geueth sentence in a matter before he heare it, the same to hym is folly and shame. Proverbs 18:14 A good stomacke beareth out sickenesse: but the minde beyng sicke, who shall heale it? Proverbs 18:15 A wise heart possesseth knowledge, & a prudent eare seeketh vnderstanding. Proverbs 18:16 A mans gyft maketh an open way, to bryng hym before great men. Proverbs 18:17 The righteous declareth his owne cause first him selfe, and his neighbour commeth and tryeth hym. Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth variaunce to ceasse: and parteth the mightie a sunder. Proverbs 18:19 Brethren beyng at variaunce are harder to be wonne then a strong citie, and their contentions are like the barre of a castell. Proverbs 18:20 A mans belly shalbe satisfied with the fruite of his owne mouth, and with the encrease of his lippes shall he be filled. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the instrument of the tongue, and they that loue it, shall eate the fruite thereof. Proverbs 18:22 Who so findeth a wyfe, findeth a good thing, and receaueth fauour of the Lorde. Proverbs 18:23 The poore prayeth meekely: but the riche geueth a rough aunswere. Proverbs 18:24 A man that wyll haue frendes, must shewe hym selfe frendly: and there is a frende whiche is nearer then a brother.

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