8, Proverbs 16-18

Proverbs 16

1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. 17 I
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. 24 I
3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. 32 I
4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. 2 I
5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 4 I
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. 22 I
7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 15 I
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 9 I
9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. 32 I
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. 6 I
11 A just weight and balance are the Lord’s: all the weights of the bag are his work. 16 I
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 7 I
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. 3 I
14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 2 I
15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. 9 I
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 8 I
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 17 I
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 5 I
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 2 I
20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. 11 I
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 5 I
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. 9 I
23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 2 I
24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 16 I
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 8 I
26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. 2 I
27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 2 I
28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. 6 I
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. 2 I
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. 28 I
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 8 I
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. 4 I


Proverbs 17

1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. 16 I
2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. 16 I
4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. 11 I
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 7 I
7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. 11 I
10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. 2 I
11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 7 I
14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. 5 I
15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. 4 I
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? 2 I
17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 6 I
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. 2 I
21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. 35 I
23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. 4 I
26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. 2 I
27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 8 I
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. 8 I


Proverbs 18

1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. 5 I
3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 2 I
4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 10 I
5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 3 I
6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 2 I
7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 2 I
8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 8 I
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 5 I
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 18 I
11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 2 I
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. 9 I
13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 5 I
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 5 I
15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 2 I
16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. 5 I
17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. 5 I
19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. 5 I
20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 13 I
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. 2 I
24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. 4 I