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Proverbs 18

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PROV 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

PROV 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself.

PROV 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

PROV 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

PROV 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

PROV 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

PROV 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

PROV 18:8 The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

PROV 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

PROV 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

PROV 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.

PROV 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

PROV 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

PROV 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

PROV 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

PROV 18:16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

PROV 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbor cometh and searcheth him.

PROV 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

PROV 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

PROV 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

PROV 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it.

PROV 18:22 Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.

PROV 18:23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

PROV 18:24 A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.