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Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions ° are like the bars of a castle.
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:10 strong tower. The Lord is often symbolized by a strong tower of refuge and safety (Psalm 18:2; 61:3; 144:2).

18:10 runneth into it. One should run to the Lord, not hesitate. It is interesting to note those who are said to have run to Christ: (1) the demon-possessed man seeking deliverance (Mark 5:6); (2) the young man seeking eternal life (Mark 10:17); (3) the unhappy wealthy man (Luke 19:4); (4) the concerned observer at the cross (Mark 15:36); (5) John and Peter on hearing of the opened tomb (John 20:4,8).

18:18 The lot. The casting of lots to make decisions is mentioned often in Scripture, and always in a positive sense (Esther 3:7; Proverbs 16:33; Acts 1:26; etc.).

18:22 findeth a wife. “It is not good that a man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18). In an age when monogamous marriage between a man and woman for life is increasingly being rejected, it is important for believers to take a strong and persistent stand on this vital truth.

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