The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 18:8-19

  1. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

  2. He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

  3. The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

  4. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

  5. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

  6. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

  7. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

  8. The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

  9. A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

  10. He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

  11. The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

  12. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.