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PROVERBS OF PERSONAL VIRTUE IN SOCIAL LIFE
¤Concerning fools and the wicked
A man who isolates himself
his own desire;
against all wise judgment.
has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.
When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; And with dishonor comes
The words of a man's mouth
are deep waters;
The wellspring of wisdom
is a flowing brook.
It is not good to show partiality to
Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
A fool's lips
enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, And
are the snare of his soul.
¤Talebearers and the lazy
The words of
are like tasty
, And they go down into the
He who is
in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
¤True and false refuge
The name of the LORD
is a strong
; The righteous run to it and are safe.
¤Two indisputable facts
The rich man's wealth
is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.
destruction the heart of a man is
And before honor is humility.
a matter before he hears it, It is
folly and shame
¤Value of a strong spirit
The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear
¤How to get knowledge
The heart of the
acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks
¤How to climb socially
makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
¤How to fall socially
The first one to plead his cause
seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
And keeps the mighty apart.
¤A hard job
A brother offended
is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.
¤A must for all men
A man's stomach shall be satisfied
from the fruit of his mouth,
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
¤Source of death and life
Death and life are in the power of
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
He who finds a wife
finds a good thing, And obtains
from the LORD.
¤Power of money
The poor man uses
But the rich answers roughly.
¤How to win friends
A man who has friends must himself be
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.