He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He a1quarrels against allsoundwisdom.
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only2in revealing his own bmind.
When a wickedmancomes, contemptalsocomes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
The words of a man'smouth are 3deepwaters ; cThe fountain of wisdom is a bubblingbrook.
To 4showpartiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to 5thrustaside the righteous in judgment.
A fool'slipsdbringstrife, And his mouthcalls for 6blows.
A 7fool'smouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
The words of a whisperer are like daintymorsels, And they godown into the einnermostparts of the body.
He also who is 8slack in his work9Is brother to him who destroys.
The 10name of the LORD is a 11strongtower ; The righteousruns into it and 12is fsafe.
A 13richman'swealth is his strongcity, And like a highwall in his own imagination.
1214Beforedestruction the heart of man is haughty, But 15humility goes beforehonor.
He who 16gives an answerbefore he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
The 17spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a 18brokenspiritwho can bear it?
The g19mind of the prudentacquiresknowledge, And the 20ear of the wiseseeksknowledge.
A man's21giftmakesroom for him And brings him beforegreatmen.
The firsthto plead his case seems right, Until ianothercomes and examines him.
The cast 22lotputs an end to strife And jdecidesbetween the mighty ones.
A brotheroffended is harder to be won than a strongcity, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
With the k23fruit of a man'smouth his stomach will be satisfied ; 24He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
2125Death and life are in the lpower of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its 26fruit.
He who finds a 27wifefinds a goodthing And 28obtainsfavor from the LORD.
The 29poormanutterssupplications, But the 30richman31answersroughly.
A man of too many friends comes to mruin, But there is 32a nfriendwhostickscloserthan a brother.