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Chapter
Proverbs 18

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 18

Proverbs 18:1

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.

Proverbs 18:5

[It is] not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:6

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

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 talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 18:9

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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 conceit.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [is] humility.

Proverbs 18:13

He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded 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 is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

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 [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 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.

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

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