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(Pro 18:1) Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh {and} intermeddleth with all wisdom.
(Pro 18:2) A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
(Pro 18:3) When the wicked cometh, {then} cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
(Pro 18:4) The words of a man's mouth {are as} deep waters, {and} the wellspring of wisdom {as} a flowing brook.
(Pro 18:5) {It is} not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
(Pro 18:6) A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
(Pro 18:7) A fool's mouth {is} his destruction, and his lips {are} the snare of his soul.
(Pro 18:8) The words of a talebearer {are} as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
(Pro 18:9) He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
(Pro 18:10) The name of the Lord {is} a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
(Pro 18:11) The rich man's wealth {is} his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
(Pro 18:12) Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour {is} humility.
(Pro 18:13) He that answereth a matter before he heareth {it}, it {is} folly and shame unto him.
(Pro 18:14) The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
(Pro 18:15) The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
(Pro 18:16) A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
(Pro 18:17) {He that is} first in his own cause {seemeth} just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
(Pro 18:18) The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
(Pro 18:19) A brother offended {is harder to be won} than a strong city: and {their} contentions {are} like the bars of a castle.
(Pro 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.
(Pro 18:21) Death and life {are} in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
(Pro 18:22) {Whoso} findeth a wife findeth a good {thing}, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
(Pro 18:23) The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
(Pro 18:24) A man {that hath} friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend {that} sticketh closer than a brother.
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