Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 18:1 A man seeketh, for satisfaction, going his own way, through all safe counsel, he breaketh. Proverbs 18:2 A dullard, delighteth not, in understanding, in nothing save the exposing of his own heart. Proverbs 18:3 When the lawless man cometh in, then cometh also contempt, and, with shame, reproach. Proverbs 18:4 Deep waters, are the words of a man's mouth,a bubbling brook, the well-spring of wisdom. Proverbs 18:5 To prefer a lawless man, is not good, thrusting away the righteous, in judgment. Proverbs 18:6 The lips of a dullard, enter into contention, and his mouth, for blows, crieth out. Proverbs 18:7 The mouth of a dullard, is his ruin, and, his lips, are a snare to his soul. Proverbs 18:8 The words of a tattler, are dainties, they, therefore go down into the chambers of the inner man. Proverbs 18:9 Surely he that is slothful in his work, brother, is he to a master at laying waste. Proverbs 18:10 A tower of strength, is the Name of Yahweh, thereinto, runneth the righteous, and is safe. Proverbs 18:11 The substance of a rich man, is his strong city, and like a high wall, in his imagination. Proverbs 18:12 Before grievous injury, a man's heart is haughty, and, before honour, is humility. Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth before he heareth, a folly, it is to him, and, a reproach. Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man, sustaineth his sickness, but, a dejected spirit, who can bear it? Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the intelligent, acquireth knowledge, yea, the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge. Proverbs 18:16 The gift of a man, maketh room for him, and, before great men, setteth him down. Proverbs 18:17 Righteous is he that is first in his own cause, then cometh his neighbour, and thoroughly searcheth him. Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth, contentions, to cease, and, the mighty, it parteth. Proverbs 18:19 A brother estranged, [is worse] than a strong city,and, contentions, are as the bar of a citadel. Proverbs 18:20 Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall his inmost mind be satisfied, with the product of his lips, shall he be satisfied. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life, are in the power of the tongue, and, its friends, shall eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:22 Who hath found a wife, hath found a blessing, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh. Proverbs 18:23 Supplications, doth the poor man utter, but, the rich, answereth fiercely. Proverbs 18:24 A man having [many] friends, shall come to ruin, but there is a loving one, who sticketh closer than a brother.