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Proverbs 17     

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Chapter 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.

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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