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1 He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
And with dishonor comes scorn.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are adeep waters;
1The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
5 To ashow partiality to the wicked is not good,
Nor to bthrust aside the righteous in judgment.
6 A fool’s lips 1bring strife,
And his mouth calls for ablows.
7 A afool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.
And they go down into the 1innermost parts of the body.
9 He also who is aslack in his work
bIs brother to him who destroys.
11 A arich man’s wealth is his strong city,
And like a high wall in his own imagination.
12 aBefore destruction the heart of man is haughty,
But bhumility goes before honor.
13 He who agives an answer before he hears,
It is folly and shame to him.
14 The aspirit of a man can endure his sickness,
But as for a bbroken spirit who can bear it?
And the bear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man’s agift makes room for him
And brings him before great men.
17 The first 1to plead his case seems right,
Until 2another comes and examines him.
18 The cast alot puts an end to strife
And 1decides between the mighty ones.
And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
bHe will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
And those who love it will eat its bfruit.
22 He who finds a awife finds a good thing
And bobtains favor from the Lord.
23 The apoor man utters supplications,
24 A man of too many friends comes to 1ruin,
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