Mishlei 18

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Mishlei (Book of Proverbs), Chapter 18

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, and snarlest against all sound wisdom.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters; a flowing brook, a fountain of wisdom.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 It is not good to respect the person of the wicked, so as to turn aside the righteous in judgment.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 Even one that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 The name of HaShem is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is set up on high.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour goeth humility.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and confusion unto him.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 He that pleadeth his cause first seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him out.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 The lot causeth strife to cease, and parteth asunder the contentious.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that indulge it shall eat the fruit thereof.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a great good, and obtaineth favour of HaShem.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth impudently.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'24 There are friends that one hath to his own hurt; but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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