Proverbs 18:1-11 NIV

1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.1

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3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace.
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,2 but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

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5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked3 or to deprive the innocent of justice.4

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6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.5

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7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare6 to his soul.7

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8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.8

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9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.9

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10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;10 the righteous run to it and are safe.11

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11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;12 they imagine it an unscalable wall.

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