Proverbs 18:8-18 NIV

8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.1

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9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.2

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10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;3 the righteous run to it and are safe.4

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11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;5 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.6

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13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame.7

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14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?8

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15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;9 the ears of the wise seek it out.

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16 A gift10 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 disputes11 and keeps strong opponents apart.

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