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Geneva Bible Notes (1560): Proverbs 18

1 a He that loueth wisdome, wil separate him self from all imediments, and giue him selfe wholly to seke it.

2 b That is, that he may talke licenciously of whatsouer cometh to minde.

3 c Meaning, suche one as contemneth all others.

4 d Which can neuer be drawne empite, but bring euer profite.

10 g He sheweth what is the refuge of the godlie against all troubles.

14 h The minde can wel beare the infirmitie of the bodie, but when the spirit is wounded, it is a thing moste hard to susteine.

16 i Getteth him libertie to speake, & fauour of them that rae moste in estimation.

17 k He that speaketh first, is best heard of the wicked judge, but when his aduersarie inquireth out the matter, it turneth to his shame.

17 k If a controuersie can not otherwise be decided, it is best to cast lottes to knowe whose the thing shalbe.

18 m Appeaseth their controuersie which are so stoute that can not otherwise be pacified.

19 n Which for the strength thereof wil not bowe nor yelde.

21 o By the vsing of the tongue wel or euil, cometh the frute thereof ether good or bad.

22 p He that is joyned with a vertuous woman in mariage is blessed of the Lord, as {Chap. 19,14}

24 q that is, often times suche are found which are more readie to do pleasure then he that is more bounde by duetie.