Noah Webster Bible

Proverbs 17

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Chapter 18

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

 

 


2


 

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

 

 


3


 

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

 

 


4


 

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

 

 


5


 

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

 

 


6


 

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

 

 


7


 

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

 

 


8


 

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

 

 


9


 

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

 

 


10


 

  The name of the LORD 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 conceit.  

 

 


12


 

  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.  

 

 


13


 

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

 

 


14


 

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

 

 


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 their contentions are like the bars of a castle.  

 

 


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.  

 

 


21


 

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

 

 


22


 

  Whoever findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor from the LORD.  

 

 


23


 

  The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.  

 

 


24


 

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

 

 


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