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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 manís mouth are
as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a
5 It is not good to accept
the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
6 A foolís lips enter into
contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
7 A foolís 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 manís 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 manís 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 manís 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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