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Proverbs 18:2–13

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only zin expressing his opinion.

When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,

and with dishonor comes disgrace.

The words of a man’s mouth are adeep waters;

the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

It is not good to bbe partial to1 the wicked

or to cdeprive the righteous of justice.

A fool’s lips walk into a fight,

and his mouth invites da beating.

eA fool’s mouth is his ruin,

and his lips are a snare to his soul.

fThe words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;

they go down into gthe inner parts of the body.

Whoever is slack in his work

is a hbrother to him who destroys.

10  iThe name of the Lord is ja strong tower;

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.

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a

ch. 20:5

b
1

Hebrew to lift the face of

c

See ch. 17:15

d

See ch. 19:29

e
f

ch. 26:22; [ch. 16:28]

g

ch. 20:27

h

[ch. 28:24]

i
j
k
l

See ch. 10:15

m

See ch. 11:2

n

ch. 15:33

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