Chapter 18
001
An unfriendly woman pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
002
A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing her own opinion.
003
When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
004
The words of a woman's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
005
To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
006
A fool's lips come into strife, and her mouth invites beatings.
007
A fool's mouth is her destruction, and her lips are a snare to her soul.
008
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.
009
One who is slack in her work is sister to her who is a master of destruction.
010
The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to her, and are safe.
011
The rich woman's wealth is her strong city, like an unscalable wall in her own imagination.
012
Before destruction the heart of woman is proud, but before honor is humility.
013
She who gives answer before she hears, that is folly and shame to her.
014
A woman's spirit will sustain her in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?
015
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
016
A woman's gift makes room for her, and brings her before great women.
017
She who pleads her cause first seems right; until another comes and questions her.
018
The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.
019
A sister offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.
020
A woman's stomach is filled with the fruit of her mouth. With the harvest of her lips she is satisfied.
021
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
022
Whoever finds a husband finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.
023
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
024
A woman of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a sister.