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Proverbs 18


Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 18:1   He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
Proverbs 18:2   A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
Proverbs 18:3   When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
Proverbs 18:4   The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
Proverbs 18:5   To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
Proverbs 18:6   A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.
Proverbs 18:7   A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 18:8   The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
Proverbs 18:9   He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
Proverbs 18:10   The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Proverbs 18:11   A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
Proverbs 18:12   Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Proverbs 18:13   He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:14   The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
Proverbs 18:15   The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:16   A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.
Proverbs 18:17   The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.
Proverbs 18:18   The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
Proverbs 18:19   A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
Proverbs 18:20   With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
Proverbs 18:21   Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:22   He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 18:23   The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.
Proverbs 18:24   A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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