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Proverbs 17

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Chapter 18

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  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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