18:9. He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him that wasteth his own works.
18:10. The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the just runneth to it, and shall be exalted.
18:11. The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.
18:12. Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.
18:13. He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.
18:14. The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?
18:15. A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.
18:16. A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes.
18:17. The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him.
18:18. The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty.
18:19. A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities.
18:20. Of the fruit of a man's mouth shall his belly be satisfied: and the offspring of his lips shall fill him.
18:21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: they that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof.
18:22. He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked.
18:23. The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly.
18:24. A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.
Proverbs Chapter 19
19:1. Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.
19:2. Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.
19:3. The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.
19:4. Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart.
19:5. A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape.
19:6. Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.
19:7. The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.
19:8. But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that keepeth prudence, shall find good things.
19:9. A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.
19:10. Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes.
19:11. The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs.
19:12. As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.
19:13. A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
19:14. House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.
19:15. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
19:16. He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.
19:17. He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.
19:18. Chastise thy son, despair not: but to the killing of him set not thy soul.
19:19. He that is impatient, shall suffer damage: and when he shall take away, he shall add another thing.
19:20. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.
19:21. There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.
19:22. A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.
19:23. The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in the fulness without being visited with evil.
19:24. The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth.
19:25. The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.
19:26. He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is infamous and unhappy.
19:27. Cease not, O my son, to hear instruction, and be not ignorant of the words of knowledge.
19:28. An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
19:29. Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.
Proverbs Chapter 20
20:1. Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith, shall not be wise.
20:2. As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.
20:3. It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches.