Proverbs Chapter 18
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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Through desire a man hauing separated himselfe, seeketh and intermedleth with all wisedome.1
A foole hath no delight in vnderstanding, but that his heart may discouer it selfe.
When the wicked commeth, then commeth also contempt, and with ignominie, reproch.
The words of a mans mouth, are as deepe waters, and the well-spring of wisedome as a flowing brooke.4
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement.5
A fooles lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
A fooles mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soule.7
The words of a tale bearer are as wounds, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly.8
Hee also that is slouthful in his worke, is brother to him that is a great waster.
The name of the Lord is a a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.10
The rich mans wealth is his strong citie: and as an high wall in his owne conceit.11
Before destruction the heart of man is haughtie, and before honour is humilitie.12
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame vnto him.13
The spirit of a man will sustaine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare?
A false witnesse.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the eare of the wise seeketh knowledge.
A mans gift maketh roome for him, & bringeth him before great men.16
He that is first in his owne cause, seemeth iust; but his neighbour commeth and searcheth him.
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth betweene the mighty.
A brother offended is harder to be wonne then a strong citie: and their contentions are like the barres of a castle.
A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruite of his mouth; and with the increase of his lippes shall he be filled.20
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that loue it shall eate the fruite thereof.
Who so findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the Lord.22
The poore vseth intreaties, but the rich answereth roughly.23
A man that hath friends must shewe himselfe friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer then a brother.24
Proverbs Chapter 18 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Or, he that separateth himselfe, seeketh according to his desire, and intermedleth in euery businesse.
5 Chap.24. 23. leuit. 19. 15 deut.11.7. and 16. 19.
7 Chap. 10. 14. and 12. 13. & 13. 3.
8 Chap. 12. 18. and 26. 22. , Or, whisperer. , Or, like as when men are wounded , Heb. chambers.
10 Psal.18.2. and 27.1. & 144.3. , Heb. is set alofte.
11 Chap. 10. 15.
12 Chap. 11. 2. & 16. 18. and 15. 33.
13 Hebr. returneth a word.
16 Chap.17. 8.
20 Chap. 12. 14. and 13. 2.
22 Chap. 19 14.
24 Chap. 17. 17.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania