Proverbs 18:2-12 DBY

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 reproach.
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, [and] the fountain of wisdom is a gushing a brook.

References for Proverbs 18:4

    • ğ 18:4 - As Ps. 19.2; 78.2; 119.171.
      5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.
      6 A fool's lips enter into b contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

      References for Proverbs 18:6

        • Ġ 18:6 - Or 'bring.'
          7 A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
          8 The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. c

          References for Proverbs 18:8

            • ġ 18:8 - Or 'into the depths (lit. 'chambers') of the soul;' and so chs. 20.27,30; 26.22.
              9 He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
              10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. d

              References for Proverbs 18:10

                • Ģ 18:10 - Or 'unapproachable;' lit. 'set in a high retreat:' see Ps. 20.1.
                  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 honour [goeth] humility.