KJV PRO18 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO17.htm PRO19.htm
18:1 Through desire [H8378] a man, having separated [H6504] himself, seeketh [H1245] [and] intermeddleth [H1566] with all wisdom [H8454] .(Through: or, He that separateth himself seeketh according to his desire, and intermeddleth in every business)
18:2 A fool [H3684] hath no delight [H2654] in understanding [H8394] , but that his heart [H3820] may discover [H1540] itself.
18:3 When the wicked [H7563] cometh [H935] , [then] cometh [H935] also contempt [H937] , and with ignominy [H7036] reproach [H2781] .
18:4 The words [H1697] of a man's [H376] mouth [H6310] [are as] deep [H6013] waters [H4325] , [and] the wellspring [H4726] of wisdom [H2451] [as] a flowing [H5042] brook [H5158] .
18:5 [It is] not good [H2896] to accept [H5375] the person [H6440] of the wicked [H7563] , to overthrow [H5186] the righteous [H6662] in judgment [H4941] .
18:6 A fool's [H3684] lips [H8193] enter [H935] into contention [H7379] , and his mouth [H6310] calleth [H7121] for strokes [H4112] .
18:7 A fool's [H3684] mouth [H6310] [is] his destruction [H4288] , and his lips [H8193] [are] the snare [H4170] of his soul [H5315] .
18:8 The words [H1697] of a talebearer [H5372] [are] as wounds [H3859] , and they go down [H3381] into the innermost parts [H2315] of the belly [H990] .(talebearer: or, whisperer)(as wounds: or, like as when men are wounded)(most: Heb. chambers)
18:9 He also that is slothful [H7503] in his work [H4399] is brother [H251] to him that is a great [H1167] waster [H7843] .
18:10 The name [H8034] of the LORD [H3068] [is] a strong [H5797] tower [H4026] : the righteous [H6662] runneth [H7323] into it, and is safe [H7682] .(safe: Heb. set aloft)
18:11 The rich man's [H6223] wealth [H1952] [is] his strong [H5797] city [H7151] , and as an high [H7682] wall [H2346] in his own conceit [H4906] .
18:12 Before [H6440] destruction [H7667] the heart [H3820] of man [H376] is haughty [H1361] , and before [H6440] honour [H3519] [is] humility [H6038] .
18:13 He that answereth [H7725] a matter [H1697] before he heareth [H8085] [it], it [is] folly [H200] and shame [H3639] unto him.(answereth: Heb. returneth a word)
18:14 The spirit [H7307] of a man [H376] will sustain [H3557] his infirmity [H4245] ; but a wounded [H5218] spirit [H7307] who can bear [H5375] ?
18:15 The heart [H3820] of the prudent [H995] getteth [H7069] knowledge [H1847] ; and the ear [H241] of the wise [H2450] seeketh [H1245] knowledge [H1847] .
18:16 A man's [H120] gift [H4976] maketh room [H7337] for him, and bringeth [H5148] him before [H6440] great men [H1419] .
18:17 [He that is] first [H7223] in his own cause [H7379] [seemeth] just [H6662] ; but his neighbour [H7453] cometh [H935] [H935] and searcheth [H2713] him.
18:18 The lot [H1486] causeth contentions [H4079] to cease [H7673] , and parteth [H6504] between the mighty [H6099] .
18:19 A brother [H251] offended [H6586] [is harder to be won] than a strong [H5797] city [H7151] : and [their] contentions [H4079] [H4066] [are] like the bars [H1280] of a castle [H759] .
18:20 A man's [H376] belly [H990] shall be satisfied [H7646] with the fruit [H6529] of his mouth [H6310] ; [and] with the increase [H8393] of his lips [H8193] shall he be filled [H7646] .
18:21 Death [H4194] and life [H2416] [are] in the power [H3027] of the tongue [H3956] : and they that love [H157] it shall eat [H398] the fruit [H6529] thereof.
18:22 [Whoso] findeth [H4672] a wife [H802] findeth [H4672] a good [H2896] [thing], and obtaineth [H6329] favour [H7522] of the LORD [H3068] .
18:23 The poor [H7326] useth [H1696] intreaties [H8469] ; but the rich [H6223] answereth [H6030] roughly [H5794] .
18:24 A man [H376] [that hath] friends [H7453] must shew himself friendly [H7489] : and there is [H3426] a friend [H157] [that] sticketh closer [H1695] than a brother [H251] .