Proverbs 18 – Wise sayings
Pro 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Pro 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Pro 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
· 2Ti_4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
· Tit_3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
· 2Pe_1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
· 2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
· 2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
· Php_2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
· Pro 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
· Pro 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
· Pro 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
· Pro 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
· Pro 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
· Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
· Pro 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
· Pro_10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
· Pro_17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
· James 3:4,5,8
Pro 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
· Don’t be a respecter of persons
· Acts 10:34
Pro 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
· Pro_6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
· Pro_6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
· Pro_10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
· Pro_13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
· Pro_20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
· Pro_26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Pro 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
· Pro_11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
· Pro_21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
· Pro_24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Pro 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
· Pro_11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
· Pro_13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
· Pro_23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
· Pro_27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Pro 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
· Lucifer Isaiah 14
Pro 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
· Pro_20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Pro 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
· Pro 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Pro 18:16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
· The wise men and their gifts
· Matt 2:9-11
Pro 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
· Who is your third wheel, independent party, trusted objective observer.
Pro 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
· Prov. 16:33
· Acts 1:26
· Promised land divided by lot
Pro 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
· Unity brings invincibility
· War analogies
Pro 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Pro 18:23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
· Beggars can’t be choosers.
Pro 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
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