Proverbs Chapter 18 to 19 : American Standard Version
1He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom. 2A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself. 3When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy cometh reproach. 4The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook. 5To respect the person of the wicked is not good, Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment. 6A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes. 7A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. 8The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts. 9He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer. 10The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor goeth humility. 13He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him. 14The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear? 15The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 16A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men. 17He that pleadeth his cause first seemeth just; But his neighbor cometh and searcheth him out. 18The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And such contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied. 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah. 23The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly. 24He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
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1Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. 3The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah. 4Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape. 6Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. 7All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth them with words, but they are gone. 8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: He that keepeth understanding shall find good. 9A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish. 10Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah. 15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; But he that is careless of his ways shall die. 17He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again. 18Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; nd set not thy heart on his destruction. 19A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver him, thou must do it yet again. 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. 21There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand. 22That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar. 23The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life; And he that hath it shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil. 24The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach. 27Cease, my son, to hear instruction Only to err from the words of knowledge. 28A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. 29Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.