Proverbs 18

  1 H8378 Through desire H6504 a man, having separated [H8737]   H1245 himself, seeketh [H8762]   H1566 and intermeddleth [H8691]   H8454 with all wisdom.
  2 H3684 A fool H2654 hath no delight [H8799]   H8394 in understanding H3820 , but that his heart H1540 may discover [H8692]   itself.
  3 H7563 When the wicked H935 cometh [H8800]   H935 , then cometh [H8804]   H937 also contempt H7036 , and with ignominy H2781 reproach.
  4 H1697 The words H376 of a man's H6310 mouth H6013 are as deep H4325 waters H4726 , and the wellspring H2451 of wisdom H5042 as a flowing [H8802]   H5158 brook.
  5 H2896 It is not good H5375 to accept [H8800]   H6440 the person H7563 of the wicked H5186 , to overthrow [H8687]   H6662 the righteous H4941 in judgment.
  6 H3684 A fool's H8193 lips H935 enter [H8799]   H7379 into contention H6310 , and his mouth H7121 calleth [H8799]   H4112 for strokes.
  7 H3684 A fool's H6310 mouth H4288 is his destruction H8193 , and his lips H4170 are the snare H5315 of his soul.
  8 H1697 The words H5372 of a talebearer H3859 are as wounds [H8693]   H3381 , and they go down [H8804]   H2315 into the innermost parts H990 of the belly.
  9 H7503 He also that is slothful [H8693]   H4399 in his work H251 is brother H1167 to him that is a great H7843 waster [H8688]  .
  10 H8034 The name H3068 of the LORD H5797 is a strong H4026 tower H6662 : the righteous H7323 runneth [H8799]   H7682 into it, and is safe [H8738]  .
  11 H6223 The rich man's H1952 wealth H5797 is his strong H7151 city H7682 , and as an high [H8737]   H2346 wall H4906 in his own conceit.
  12 H6440 Before H7667 destruction H3820 the heart H376 of man H1361 is haughty [H8799]   H6440 , and before H3519 honour H6038 is humility.
  13 H7725 He that answereth [H8688]   H1697 a matter H8085 before he heareth [H8799]   H200 it, it is folly H3639 and shame unto him.
  14 H7307 The spirit H376 of a man H3557 will sustain [H8770]   H4245 his infirmity H5218 ; but a wounded H7307 spirit H5375 who can bear [H8799]  ?
  15 H3820 The heart H995 of the prudent [H8737]   H7069 getteth [H8799]   H1847 knowledge H241 ; and the ear H2450 of the wise H1245 seeketh [H8762]   H1847 knowledge.
  16 H120 A man's H4976 gift H7337 maketh room [H8686]   H5148 for him, and bringeth [H8686]   H6440 him before H1419 great men.
  17 H7223 He that is first H7379 in his own cause H6662 seemeth just H7453 ; but his neighbour H935 cometh [H8804]   [H8675]   H935   [H8799]   H2713 and searcheth [H8804]   him.
  18 H1486 The lot H4079 causeth contentions H7673 to cease [H8686]   H6504 , and parteth [H8686]   H6099 between the mighty.
  19 H251 A brother H6586 offended [H8737]   H5797 is harder to be won than a strong H7151 city H4079 : and their contentions [H8675]   H4066   H1280 are like the bars H759 of a castle.
  20 H376 A man's H990 belly H7646 shall be satisfied [H8799]   H6529 with the fruit H6310 of his mouth H8393 ; and with the increase H8193 of his lips H7646 shall he be filled [H8799]  .
  21 H4194 Death H2416 and life H3027 are in the power H3956 of the tongue H157 : and they that love [H8802]   H398 it shall eat [H8799]   H6529 the fruit thereof.
  22 H4672 Whoso findeth [H8804]   H802 a wife H4672 findeth [H8804]   H2896 a good H6329 thing, and obtaineth [H8686]   H7522 favour H3068 of the LORD.
  23 H7326 The poor [H8802]   H1696 useth [H8762]   H8469 intreaties H6223 ; but the rich H6030 answereth [H8799]   H5794 roughly.
  24 H376 A man H7453 that hath friends H7489 must shew himself friendly [H8710]   H3426 : and there is H157 a friend [H8802]   H1695 that sticketh closer H251 than a brother.