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Proverbs 18 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:1 - He who is estranged seeks pretexts to break out against all sound judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When wickedness comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:4 - The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:5 - It is not good to be partial to a wicked man, or to deprive a righteous man of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:7 - A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:8 - The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:9 - He who is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:10 - The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:11 - A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:12 - Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 - If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:14 - A man's spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit who can bear?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:15 - An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - He who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 - The lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:19 - A brother helped is like a strong city, but quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:20 - From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:22 - He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:24 - There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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