December 14, 2008

Proverbs 18

An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends;
he defies all sound judgment.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.
When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes disgrace.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,
but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
A fool's lips bring him strife,
and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool's mouth is his undoing,
and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels,
they go down to a man's inmost parts.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it an unscalable wall.
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor.
He who answers before listening -
that is his folly and his shame.
An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city,
and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

1 comment:

  1. Actually.. the guy said with the clamp, the piercing would've gone slower and thus, wanting to spare me from the pain of the duration itself.

    Wish you were there! NOW YOUR TURN, BETCH.