Noah Webster Bible

Proverbs 17

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Chapter 18

1

 

  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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