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Proverbs 18:2-12 (American Standard Version)

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2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself. 3 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy [cometh] reproach. 4 The words of a man's mouth are [as] deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is [as] a flowing brook. 5 To respect the person of the wicked is not good, [Nor] to turn aside the righteous in judgment. 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes. 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, 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. 9 He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer. 10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination. 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor [goeth] humility.
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