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Proverbs 18 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:1 - For an object of desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:4 - Deep waters are the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom is a flowing brook.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:5 - Acceptance of the face of the wicked is not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:7 - The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:8 - The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:9 - He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he is to a destroyer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:10 - A tower of strength is the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:11 - The wealth of the rich is the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:12 - Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour is humility.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 - Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:14 - The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:15 - The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - Righteous is the first in his own cause, His neighbour cometh and hath searched him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 - The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:19 - A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:20 - From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, From the increase of his lips he is satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:22 - Whoso hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - With supplications doth the poor speak, And the rich answereth fierce things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:24 - A man with friends is to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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