King James 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 discover 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 wellspring 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 talebearer [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 an high wall in his own conceit. 

 

 


12

 

 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [is] humility. 

 

 


13

 

 He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto 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 neighbour 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 thereof. 

 

 


22

 

 [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD. 

 

 


23

 

 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. 

 

 


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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