16:22. Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.
16:23. The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.
16:24. Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:25. There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.
16:26. The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because his mouth hath obliged him to it.
16:27. The wicked man diggeth evil, and in his lips is a burning fire.
16:28. A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.
16:29. An unjust man allureth his friend: and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
16:30. He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass.
16:31. Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.
16:32. The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
16:33. Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.
Proverbs Chapter 17
17:1. Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.
17:2. A wise servant shall rule over foolish sons, and shall divide the inheritance among the brethren.
17:3. As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.
17:4. The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.
17:5. He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker: and he that rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.
17:6. Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.
17:7. Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince.
17:8. The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.
17:9. He that concealeth a transgression, seeketh friendships: he that repeateth it again, separateth friends.
17:10. A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool.
17:11. An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.
17:12. It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly.
17:13. He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
17:14. The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.
17:15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
17:16. What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
17:17. He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.
17:18. A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.
17:19. He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.
17:20. He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil.
17:21. A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool.
17:22. A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.
17:23. The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.
17:24. Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.
17:25. A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.
17:26. It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.
17:27. He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.
17:28. Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.
Proverbs Chapter 18
18:1. He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach.
18:2. A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.
18:3. The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.
18:4. Words from the mouth of a man are as deep water: and the fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream.
18:5. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.
18:6. The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.
18:7. The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul.
18:8. The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.