Proverbs 18:9-Proverbs 19:12 - How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

9 He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?

15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

16 A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

17 The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.

18 The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.

19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

20 With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

23 The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.

24 A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.

3 The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.

4 Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.

5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

6 Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

11 A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.