The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.” – Proverbs 18: 1-15 (KJV)

One Comment

  1. 1 A person who is a loner seeks his own desires.
    He fights against all sound judgment.

    2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding,
    but only in revealing his own opinions.

    3 When a wicked person comes, contempt comes with him,
    and with dishonor comes disgrace.

    4 The words from a man’s mouth are deep waters.
    The fountain of wisdom is a flowing stream.

    5 It is not good to show favoritism to a wicked person
    in order to deprive a righteous person of justice.

    6 A fool’s lips enter a fight,
    and his mouth invites a beating.

    7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction,
    and his lips are a trap for his soul.[a]

    8 The words of a gossip are like delicious food.
    People gobble them right down.[b]

    9 A person who fails to do his work
    is a brother to a vandal.

    10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower.
    A righteous person runs inside and is protected.

    11 A rich person’s wealth is his strong city.
    In his imagination it is like a high wall.

    12 Before destruction a man’s heart is proud,
    but humility comes before honor.

    13 If a person answers before he listens,
    that is foolishness that brings disgrace.

    14 A man’s spirit can endure illness,
    but who can bear a broken spirit?

    15 A discerning heart acquires knowledge,
    and the ears of the wise seek knowledge. – Proverbs 18:1-15 (EHV)

    [a] Proverbs 18:7 Or his life
    [b] Proverbs 18:8 Literally they go down to the rooms of the belly

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