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Proverbs 18:1

He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

Folly » Of men » Revealed

Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

Fools » Delight not in understanding

Heart » The heart of fools

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Proverbs 18:3

When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Contempt » When contempt comes

Reproach » What comes with reproach

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Brooks » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Fountains and springs » Illustrative » Of spiritual wisdom

Speech/communication » The words of the wise

Water » Illustrative » (deep,) of the words of the wise of the wise

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Wisdom » The wellspring of wisdom

Proverbs 18:5

To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

Judgment » How not to judge

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Contention » Whose lips enter into contention

Contentiousness » The contentious spirit

Dissention » The contentious spirit

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Are » Contentious

Snares » What is a snare

Speaking » Folly in

Speech/communication » The mouth of a fool

Strife » Fools engage in

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Contention » Whose lips enter into contention

Destruction » What destroys people

Fools » Lips of, a snare to the soul

Snares » What is a snare

Speaking » Folly in

Speech/communication » The mouth of a fool

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Talebearers condemned

Slander » Effects of » Deadly wounds

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Speech/communication » Talebearers

Words » Of the talebearer, wounds to the soul

Proverbs 18:9

He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

Idleness and sloth » Akin to extravagance

Laziness » Lazy people

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Prodigality » General references to

Worldly » Pleasure results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Battle of Life » God » Represented as » A refuge

Fort » Figurative » Of God's care

God » Mysteries of » Refuge, a

God » Mercy of » Name of, mighty

Name » Of the lord, mighty

divine Protector » A refuge

Safety » Who shall be safe

Strength » The lord being strong

Tower » Figurative » Of divine protection

Towers » Illustrative of » The name of the lord

Trust » Of saints--illustrated

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

earthly Riches » Examples of evil tendency of » Trust in riches, the folly of

Trust in riches » The folly of

Walls » Illustrative » Of the wealth of the rich in his own conceit

FALSE » Trusts » Trust in riches, the folly of

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Heart » The heart of man

Heart » The unregenerate » Is proud

character of the unrenewed Heart » Haughty

Honor » What is before honor

Humility » What humility precedes

Man » The heart of man

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Pride/arrogance » What follows pride

Proverbs 18:13

He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

Folly » Of men » General references to

Folly » What is folly

Haste » Those that are hasty

Shame » What is shame

Speaking » Folly in

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?

Man » The spirit of man

Man » Possessed of » A spirit

Man » Able to sustain bodily affliction

Man » Sinks under trouble of mind

Spirit/souls » The spirit of man

Spirit/souls » Wounded

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

ears » Should » Seek knowledge

Hearing » Careless, characteristics of » The hearing ear

Hearing » The ear of the wise

Heart » The heart of the prudent

Knowledge » Desire for

Knowledge » Who seeks knowledge

Knowledge » Who gets knowledge

Prudence » The prudent

Prudence » Teachableness

Prudence » They who have » Get knowledge

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

Bribery » What gifts (bribes) do

Great » Joy, occasions of » Men

Men » Great

Presents » Generally procured a favorable reception

Proverbs 18:17

The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 18:18

The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.

Contention » What causes contentions to cease

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

Castle » Bars of

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Family » Parental prayers » Strife in

Family » Infelicity in

Offense » Brother

Sieges » Extreme difficulty of taking cities by, alluded to

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Proverbs 18:20

With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.

Appetites » The power of appetite

Belly » Used figuratively for the seat of the affections

Fruits » Illustrative » Of a holy conversation

Power » Spiritual, general references to » Of appetite

Satisfaction » What satisfies a person

Speech/communication » The fruit of the mouth

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Speech/communication » The tongue

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

Home » Marriage » Commended

Marriage » Commended

Marriage » Those that marry

The favor of God » Domestic blessings traced to

Wives » Good » Are a token of the favor of God

Women » For love of sympathy of » As wives

Proverbs 18:23

The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.

Discourtesy » The rich

Riches » Often lead to » An overbearing spirit

Proverbs 18:24

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Brother » Love of

Closeness » The lord being near

Friendship » General references to » The desire for many friends, perilous

Friendship » There being a friend that sticks closer than a brother

Friendship » Those that have friends

Proverbs 18:1

He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

Folly » Of men » Revealed

Fools » Characteristics of » Reveal their folly

Fools » Delight not in understanding

Heart » The heart of fools

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Proverbs 18:3

When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Contempt » When contempt comes

Reproach » What comes with reproach

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Brooks » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Fountains and springs » Illustrative » Of spiritual wisdom

Speech/communication » The words of the wise

Water » Illustrative » (deep,) of the words of the wise of the wise

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Wisdom » The wellspring of wisdom

Proverbs 18:5

To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

Judgment » How not to judge

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Contention » Whose lips enter into contention

Contentiousness » The contentious spirit

Dissention » The contentious spirit

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Fools » Are » Contentious

Snares » What is a snare

Speaking » Folly in

Speech/communication » The mouth of a fool

Strife » Fools engage in

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Contention » Whose lips enter into contention

Destruction » What destroys people

Fools » Lips of, a snare to the soul

Snares » What is a snare

Speaking » Folly in

Speech/communication » The mouth of a fool

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Talebearers condemned

Slander » Effects of » Deadly wounds

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Speech/communication » Talebearers

Words » Of the talebearer, wounds to the soul

Proverbs 18:9

He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

Idleness and sloth » Akin to extravagance

Laziness » Lazy people

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Prodigality » General references to

Worldly » Pleasure results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Battle of Life » God » Represented as » A refuge

Fort » Figurative » Of God's care

God » Mysteries of » Refuge, a

God » Mercy of » Name of, mighty

Name » Of the lord, mighty

divine Protector » A refuge

Safety » Who shall be safe

Strength » The lord being strong

Tower » Figurative » Of divine protection

Towers » Illustrative of » The name of the lord

Trust » Of saints--illustrated

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

earthly Riches » Examples of evil tendency of » Trust in riches, the folly of

Trust in riches » The folly of

Walls » Illustrative » Of the wealth of the rich in his own conceit

FALSE » Trusts » Trust in riches, the folly of

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Heart » The heart of man

Heart » The unregenerate » Is proud

character of the unrenewed Heart » Haughty

Honor » What is before honor

Humility » What humility precedes

Man » The heart of man

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Pride/arrogance » What follows pride

Proverbs 18:13

He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.

Folly » Of men » General references to

Folly » What is folly

Haste » Those that are hasty

Shame » What is shame

Speaking » Folly in

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?

Man » The spirit of man

Man » Possessed of » A spirit

Man » Able to sustain bodily affliction

Man » Sinks under trouble of mind

Spirit/souls » The spirit of man

Spirit/souls » Wounded

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

ears » Should » Seek knowledge

Hearing » Careless, characteristics of » The hearing ear

Hearing » The ear of the wise

Heart » The heart of the prudent

Knowledge » Desire for

Knowledge » Who seeks knowledge

Knowledge » Who gets knowledge

Prudence » The prudent

Prudence » Teachableness

Prudence » They who have » Get knowledge

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

Bribery » What gifts (bribes) do

Great » Joy, occasions of » Men

Men » Great

Presents » Generally procured a favorable reception

Proverbs 18:17

The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 18:18

The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.

Contention » What causes contentions to cease

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

Castle » Bars of

Cities » Difficulty of taking, alluded to

Family » Parental prayers » Strife in

Family » Infelicity in

Offense » Brother

Sieges » Extreme difficulty of taking cities by, alluded to

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Proverbs 18:20

With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.

Appetites » The power of appetite

Belly » Used figuratively for the seat of the affections

Fruits » Illustrative » Of a holy conversation

Power » Spiritual, general references to » Of appetite

Satisfaction » What satisfies a person

Speech/communication » The fruit of the mouth

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Speech/communication » The tongue

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.

Home » Marriage » Commended

Marriage » Commended

Marriage » Those that marry

The favor of God » Domestic blessings traced to

Wives » Good » Are a token of the favor of God

Women » For love of sympathy of » As wives

Proverbs 18:23

The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.

Discourtesy » The rich

Riches » Often lead to » An overbearing spirit

Proverbs 18:24

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Brother » Love of

Closeness » The lord being near

Friendship » General references to » The desire for many friends, perilous

Friendship » There being a friend that sticks closer than a brother

Friendship » Those that have friends