Proverbs, Chapter 18 - The Power of Words and Actions

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Proverbs 18:1
A man who isolates himself pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
Proverbs 18:2
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.
Proverbs 18:3
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
Proverbs 18:4
The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Proverbs 18:5
To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
Proverbs 18:6
A fool’s lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
Proverbs 18:7
A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person’s innermost parts.
Proverbs 18:9
One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
Proverbs 18:10
Yahweh’s name is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.
Proverbs 18:11
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.
Proverbs 18:13
He who answers before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:14
A man’s spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:16
A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Proverbs 18:17
He who pleads his cause first seems right— until another comes and questions him.
Proverbs 18:18
The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.
Proverbs 18:19
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city. Disputes are like the bars of a fortress.
Proverbs 18:20
A man’s stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:22
Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
Proverbs 18:23
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
Proverbs 18:24
A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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