1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
18:1 ¶ A man seeketh, for satisfaction, going his own way, through all safe counsel, he breaketh.
18:2 ¶ A dullard, delighteth not, in understanding, in nothing save the exposing of his own heart.
18:3 ¶ When the lawless man cometh in, then cometh also contempt, and, with shame, reproach.
18:4 ¶ Deep waters, are the words of a man's mouth,a bubbling brook, the well-spring of wisdom.
18:5 ¶ To prefer a lawless man, is not good, thrusting away the righteous, in judgment.
18:6 ¶ The lips of a dullard, enter into contention, and his mouth, for blows, crieth out.
18:7 The mouth of a dullard, is his ruin, and, his lips, are a snare to his soul.
18:8 ¶ The words of a tattler, are dainties, they, therefore go down into the chambers of the inner man.
18:9 ¶ Surely he that is slothful in his work, brother, is he to a master at laying waste.
18:11 ¶ The substance of a rich man, is his strong city, and like a high wall, in his imagination.
18:12 ¶ Before grievous injury, a man's heart is haughty, and, before honour, is humility.
18:13 ¶ He that answereth before he heareth, a folly, it is to him, and, a reproach.
18:14 ¶ The spirit of a man, sustaineth his sickness, but, a dejected spirit, who can bear it?
18:15 ¶ The heart of the intelligent, acquireth knowledge, yea, the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge.
18:16 ¶ The gift of a man, maketh room for him, and, before great men, setteth him down.
18:17 ¶ Righteous is he that is first in his own cause, then cometh his neighbour, and thoroughly searcheth him.
18:18 ¶ The lot causeth, contentions, to cease, and, the mighty, it parteth.
18:19 ¶ A brother estranged, [is worse] than a strong city,and, contentions, are as the bar of a citadel.
18:20 ¶ Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall his inmost mind be satisfied, with the product of his lips, shall he be satisfied.
18:21 ¶ Death and life, are in the power of the tongue, and, its friends, shall eat its fruits.
18:23 ¶ Supplications, doth the poor man utter, but, the rich, answereth fiercely.
18:24 ¶ A man having [many] friends, shall come to ruin, but there is a loving one, who sticketh closer than a brother.
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