Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.2
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
When the wickedcometh , then cometh also contempt, and with ignominyreproach.4
The words of a man'smouth are as deepwaters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowingbrook.5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.6
A fool'slipsenter into contention, and his mouthcalleth for strokes.7
A fool'smouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.8
The words of a talebearera are as wounds , and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.9
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a greatwaster .
The name of the LORD is a strongtower: the righteousrunneth into it, and is safe .b11
The rich man'swealth is his strongcity, and as an highwall in his own conceit.12Beforedestruction the heart of man is haughty , and beforehonour is humility.13
He that answerethc 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.23
The poorusethintreaties; but the richanswerethroughly.24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly : and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.