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