1 For the desire thereof he will [a]separate himself to seek it, and occupy himself in all wisdom.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding: but that his heart may be [b]discovered.
3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh [c]contempt, and with the vile man reproach.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are like deep [d]waters, and the wellspring of wisdom is like a flowing river.
5 It is not good to [e]accept the person of the wicked, to cause the righteous to fall in judgment.
6 A fool’s lips come with strife, and his mouth calleth for stripes.
7 A fool’s mouth is his own destruction, and his lips are a snare for his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer are as flatterings, and they go down into the [f]bowels of the belly.
9 He also that is slothful in his work, is even the brother of him that is a great waster.
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth [g]unto it, and is exalted.
11 The rich man’s riches are his strong city: and as an high wall in his imagination.
12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before glory goeth lowliness.
13 He that answereth a matter before he hear it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity: but [h]a wounded spirit, who can bear it?
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