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Proverbs 17

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Chapter 18

1

 He that separateth himself seeketh [his own] desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom. 


2

 A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself. 


3

 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy [cometh] reproach. 


4

 The words of a man's mouth are [as] deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is [as] a flowing brook. 


5

 To respect the person of the wicked is not good, [Nor] to turn aside the righteous in judgment. 


6

 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes. 


7

 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. 


8

 The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts. 


9

 He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer. 


10

 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 


11

 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination. 


12

 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor [goeth] humility. 


13

 He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him. 


14

 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear? 


15

 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 


16

 A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men. 


17

 He that pleadeth his cause first [seemeth] just; But his neighbor cometh and searcheth him out. 


18

 The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty. 


19

 A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city; And [such] contentions are like the bars of a castle. 


20

 A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied. 


21

 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 


22

 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah. 


23

 The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly. 


24

 He that maketh many friends [doeth it] to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. 


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