Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 18:1 For the desire thereof hee will separate himselfe to seeke it, and occupie himselfe in all wisdome. Proverbs 18:2 A foole hath no delite in vnderstanding: but that his heart may be discouered. Proverbs 18:3 When the wicked commeth, then commeth contempt, and with the vile man reproch. Proverbs 18:4 The words of a mans mouth are like deepe waters, and the welspring of wisdome is like a flowing riuer. Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to cause ye righteous to fall in iudgement. Proverbs 18:6 A fooles lips come with strife, & his mouth calleth for stripes. Proverbs 18:7 A fooles mouth is his owne destruction, and his lips are a snare for his soule. Proverbs 18:8 The wordes of a tale bearer are as flatterings, and they goe downe into the bowels of the belly. Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slouthfull in his worke, is euen the brother of him that is a great waster. Proverbs 18:10 The Name of the Lorde is a strong tower: the righteous runneth vnto it, and is exalted. Proverbs 18:11 The rich mans riches are his strong citie: and as an hie wall in his imagination. Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of a man is hautie, and before glory goeth lowlines. Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before hee heare it, it is folly and shame vnto him. Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will susteine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare it? Proverbs 18:15 A wise heart getteth knowledge, and the eare of the wise seeketh learning. Proverbs 18:16 A mans gift enlargeth him, and leadeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his owne cause, is iust: then commeth his neighbour, and maketh inquirie of him. Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and maketh a partition among the mightie. Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to winne then a strong citie, and their contentions are like the barre of a palace. Proverbs 18:20 With the fruite of a mans mouth shall his belly be satisfied, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Proverbs 18:21 Death & life are in the power of ye tongue, and they that loue it, shal eate the fruite thereof. Proverbs 18:22 He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and receiueth fauour of the Lord. Proverbs 18:23 The poore speaketh with prayers: but the rich answereth roughly. Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends, ought to shew him selfe friendly: for a friend is neerer then a brother.