Proverbs 18:10-20 NIV

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;1 the righteous run to it and are safe.2

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11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;3 they imagine it an unscalable wall.

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12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.4

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13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame.5

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14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?6

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15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;7 the ears of the wise seek it out.

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16 A gift8 opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.

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17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
18 Casting the lot settles disputes9 and keeps strong opponents apart.

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19 An offended10 brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

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20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.11

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