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Proverbs 18

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

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain