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Through desire a man hauing separated himselfe, seeketh and intermedleth with all wisedome.
2
A foole hath no delight in vnderstanding, but that his heart may discouer it selfe.
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When the wicked commeth, then commeth also contempt, and with ignominie, reproch.
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The words of a mans mouth, are as deepe waters, and the well-spring of wisedome as a flowing brooke.
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It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement.
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A fooles lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
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A fooles mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soule.
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The words of a tale bearer are as wounds, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly.
9
Hee also that is slouthful in his worke, is brother to him that is a great waster.
10
The name of the Lord is a a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11
The rich mans wealth is his strong citie: and as an high wall in his owne conceit.
12
Before destruction the heart of man is haughtie, and before honour is humilitie.
13
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame vnto him.
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The spirit of a man will sustaine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare?
15
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge;
and the eare of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16
A mans gift maketh roome for him, & bringeth him before great men.
17
He that is first in his owne cause, seemeth iust;
but his neighbour commeth and searcheth him.
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The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth betweene the mighty.
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A brother offended is harder to be wonne then a strong citie: and their contentions are like the barres of a castle.
20
A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruite of his mouth;
and with the increase of his lippes shall he be filled.
21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue;
and they that loue it shall eate the fruite thereof.
22
Who so findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fauour of the Lord.
23
The poore vseth intreaties, but the rich answereth roughly.
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A man that hath friends must shewe himselfe friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer then a brother.