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"And When he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." - Mark 8:34
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June 08 - Proverbs 16-18 Translate This Page
Proverbs Chapters 16-18

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

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

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

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