Proverbs 16:18-27

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.16.20 handleth…: or, understandeth a matter The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.16.23 teacheth: Heb. maketh wise Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.16.26 He…: Heb. The soul of him that16.26 craveth…: Heb. boweth unto him

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.16.27 An…: Heb. A man of Belial

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