Book of Proverbs Chapter 18

Proverbs Chapter 18

1 For `an object of' desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth.
2 A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart.
3 With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach.
4 Deep waters `are' the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom `is' a flowing brook.
5 Acceptance of the face of the wicked `is' not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.
6 The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
7 The mouth of a fool `is' ruin to him, And his lips `are' the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a tale-bearer `are' as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down `to' the inner parts of the heart.
9 He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he `is' to a destroyer.
10 A tower of strength `is' the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high.
11 The wealth of the rich `is' the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour `is' humility.
13 Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
14 The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear?
15 The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.
17 Righteous `is' the first in his own cause, His neighbour cometh and hath searched him.
18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.
19 A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
20 From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, `From the' increase of his lips he is satisfied.
21 Death and life `are' in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.
22 `Whoso' hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
23 `With' supplications doth the poor speak, And the rich answereth fierce things.
24 A man with friends `is' to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!

Verse of the Day

“Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.”

1 Chronicles 16:8 KJV