man that hath estranged himself seeketh pretense to quarrel
with all sound wisdom.
. .2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his opinion
may be made known.
. .3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with
. .4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the
wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
. .5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked, nor to
overthrow the righteous in judgment.
. .6 A fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth calleth for
. .7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare
of his soul.
. .8 The words of a talebearer are as choice morsels, and they go down into
the innermost parts of the belly.
. .9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is
. .10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous
into it, and is safe.
. .11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall
in his own imagination.
. .12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, but before
honour goeth humility.
. .13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly
and shame unto him.
. .14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in infirmity; but a wounded
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
. .17 He that pleadeth first in his own cause seemeth just; until his
neighbour cometh and examineth him.
. .18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and decideth between the
. .19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and
contentions are like the bars of a castle.
. .20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth;
and with the yield of his lips shall he be filled.
. .21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that
love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
. .22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth
favour of the LORD.
. .23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
. .24 A man that hath many friends may come to ruin: but there
is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.