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He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, and snarlest against all sound wisdom.
2
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.
3
When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
4
The words of a man"s mouth are as deep waters;
a flowing brook, a fountain of wisdom.
5
It is not good to respect the person of the wicked, so as to turn aside the righteous in judgment.
6
A fool"s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
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A fool"s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
8
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9
Even one that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.
10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is set up on high.
11
The rich man"s wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.
12
Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour goeth humility.
13
He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and confusion unto him.
14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity;
but a broken spirit who can bear?
15
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge;
and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16
A man"s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
17
He that pleadeth his cause first seemeth just;
but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him out.
18
The lot causeth strife to cease, and parteth asunder the contentious.
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 man"s belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth;
with the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.
21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue;
and they that indulge it shall eat the fruit thereof.
22
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a great good, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
23
The poor useth entreaties;
but the rich answereth impudently.
24
There are friends that one hath to his own hurt;
but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.