18 Whoever yisolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.
but only zin expressing his opinion.
and with dishonor comes disgrace.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are adeep waters;
the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
or to cdeprive the righteous of justice.
and his mouth invites da beating.
7 eA fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
8 fThe words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into gthe inner parts of the body.
is a hbrother to him who destroys.
the righteous man runs into it and kis safe.
11 lA rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
and like a high wall in his imagination.
12 mBefore destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but nhumility comes before honor.
13 If one gives an answer obefore he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
but pa crushed spirit who can bear?
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man’s qgift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.
until the other comes and examines him.
18 rThe lot puts an end to quarrels
and decides between powerful contenders.
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
20 sFrom the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
21 tDeath and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
but ythe rich answer roughly.
but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Hebrew to lift the face of
See ch. 17:15
See ch. 19:29
See Ex. 34:5–7
See ch. 10:15
See ch. 11:2
See ch. 12:14
See ch. 17:17