Proverbs 18:4-14 NIV

4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,1 but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

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5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked2 or to deprive the innocent of justice.3

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6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.4

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7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare5 to his soul.6

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8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.7

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9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.8

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10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;9 the righteous run to it and are safe.10

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11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;11 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.12

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

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

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