Proverbs 18 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 18


Proverbs 18:1

He that separateth himself seeketh [his own] desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool hath no delight in understanding, But only that his heart may reveal itself.

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, And with ignominy [cometh] reproach.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man’s mouth are [as] deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is [as] a flowing brook.

Proverbs 18:5

To respect the person of the wicked is not good, [Nor] to turn aside the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.

Proverbs 18:9

He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor [goeth] humility.

Proverbs 18:13

He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; But a broken spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs 18:16

A man’s gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men.

Proverbs 18:17

He that pleadeth his cause first [seemeth] just; But his neighbor cometh and searcheth him out.

Proverbs 18:18

The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty.

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city; And [such] contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 18:20

A man’s belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.

Proverbs 18:23

The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.

Proverbs 18:25

He that maketh many friends [doeth it] to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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