Proverbs 18 [1.] An unfriendly man pursues selfishness,
and defies all sound judgment.
A fool has no delight in understanding,
but only in revealing his own opinion.
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes,
and with shame comes disgrace.
The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters.
The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Proverbs 18 [5.] To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good,
nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
A fool’s lips come into strife,
and his mouth invites beatings.
A fool’s mouth is his destruction,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels:
they go down into a person’s innermost parts.
One who is slack in his work
is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
Proverbs 18 [10.] Yahweh’s name is a strong tower:
the righteous run to him, and are safe.
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
Before destruction the heart of man is proud,
but before honor is humility.
He who gives answer before he hears,
that is folly and shame to him.
A man’s spirit will sustain him in sickness,
but a crushed spirit, who can bear?