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Proverbs 18

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

Proverbs 18:1 He that separateth himself seeketh [his own] desire, and rageth against all sound wisdom. Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself. Proverbs 18:3 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy cometh reproach. Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook. Proverbs 18:5 To accept the person of the wicked is not good, [nor] to turn aside the righteous in judgment. Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes. 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 whisperer are as dainty, morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer. 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 imagination. Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [goeth] humility. Proverbs 18:13 He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him. Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a broken 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 pleadeth his cause first [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him out. 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 [such] contentions are like the bars of a castle. Proverbs 18:20 A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied. 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 entreaties: but the rich answereth roughly. Proverbs 18:24 He that maketh many friends [doeth it] to his own destruction: but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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