12Beforedestruction the heart of man is haughty , and beforehonour is humility.13
He that answeretha a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a woundedspirit who can bear ?
The heart of the prudentgettethknowledge; and the ear of the wiseseekethknowledge.16
A man'sgift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.17
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbourcometh and searcheth him.
The lot causeth contentions to cease , and parteth between the mighty.19
A brotheroffended is harder to be won than a strongcity: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.20
A man'sbelly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled .
21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Whoso findeth a wifefindeth a good thing, and obtainethfavour of the LORD.