He rages against all 1wise judgment.
But in expressing his aown heart.
And with dishonor comes reproach.
4 bThe words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;
cThe wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
Or to overthrow the righteous in djudgment.
And his mouth calls for blows.
7 eA fool’s mouth is his destruction,
And his lips are the snare of his fsoul.
And they go down into the 4inmost body.
Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
10 The name of the Lord is a strong htower;
The righteous run to it and are 5safe.
And like a high wall in his own esteem.
12 iBefore destruction the heart of a man is haughty,
And before honor is humility.
It is folly and shame to him.
But who can bear a broken spirit?
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 jA man’s gift makes room for him,
And brings him before great men.
Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
18 Casting klots causes contentions to cease,
And keeps the mighty apart.
And contentions are like the bars of a castle.
20 lA man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
21 mDeath and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 nHe who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the Lord.
But the rich answers oroughly.
24 A man who has friends 6must himself be friendly,
pBut there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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