Proverbs 18:11-21 CSB

11 A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.a

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      12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but before honor comes humility.b

      References for Proverbs 18:12

        • l 18:12 - Pr 11:2; 16:18; 29:23
          13 The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.c

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              14 A man's spirit can endure sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?d

              References for Proverbs 18:14

                • n 18:14 - Pr 15:13; 17:22
                  15 The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.e

                  References for Proverbs 18:15

                    • o 18:15 - Pr 14:33; 15:14
                      16 A gift opens doorsf for a man and brings him before the great.g

                      References for Proverbs 18:16

                        • p 18:16 - Lit gift makes room
                        • q 18:16 - Pr 17:8; 19:6; 21:14
                          17 The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.h

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                              18 [Casting] the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.
                              19 An offended brother is [harder to reach]i than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

                              References for Proverbs 18:19

                                • s 18:19 - LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg read is stronger
                                  20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.j

                                  References for Proverbs 18:20

                                    • t 18:20 - Pr 1:31; 12:14; 14:14
                                      21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.k

                                      References for Proverbs 18:21

                                        • u 18:21 - Pr 13:2; Mt 15:11,18-20; Jms 3:8