Proverbs 18:15-24 ESV

15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man's 1gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.

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17 The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
18 2The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.

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19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
20 3From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

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21 4Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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22 He who finds 5a wife finds 6a good thing and 7obtains favor 8from the LORD.

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23 The poor use entreaties, but 9the rich answer roughly.

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24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but 10there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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