XVIII. *Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh
But dthat his heart may discover itself.
And with ignominy reproach.
And the wellspring of wisdom as ga flowing brook.
5 It is not good to haccept the person of the wicked,
To ioverthrow the righteous in judgment.
And his mouth calleth for kstrokes.
7 lA fool’s mouth is his destruction,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.
10 The name of the Lord is pa strong tower:
The righteous runneth into it, and *is safe.
11 qThe rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
And as a high wall in his own rconceit.
12 sBefore destruction the heart of man is haughty,
And tbefore honour is humility.
It is folly and shame unto him.
But xa wounded spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the prudent ygetteth knowledge;
And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 zA man’s gift maketh room for him,
And bringeth him before great men.
But ahis neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
And parteth between the mighty.
And their contentions are like the bars of a bcastle.
And with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 dDeath and life are in the power of the tongue:
And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
But ithe rich answereth roughly.
24 A man that hath friends must jshew himself friendly:
Or, He that a separateth himself seeketh according to his desire, And intermeddleth in every business.
See ch. 17. 14.
See Job 5. 12 marg.
See ch. 10. 11.
ch. 19. 29 (Heb.) only.
Or, whisperer. See ch. 16. 28.
Or, like as when men are wounded. Comp. ch. 12. 18.
So ch. 28. 24.
See ch. 29. 23.
Heb. returneth a word. 1 Sam. 17. 30 (Heb.), &c.
See ch. 15. 13.
See ch. 8. 22.
Comp. Matt. 7. 5.
See Isai. 25. 2.
See ch. 12. 14.
See ch. 8. 35 marg.
Comp. James 2. 3.
See ch. 11. 24.
See ch. 27. 10.