Proverbs 18 - Interlinear Bible

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Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

1 He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
tw{L;G.tih.B -mia yiK h'n.Wb.tiB lyis.K #{P.x;y -a{l ? w{Bil
3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
!w{l'q -mi[.w z.WB -m;g a'B ['v'r -aw{b.B ? h'P.r,x
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters ; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
5 To show partiality * to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
qyiD;c tw{J;h.l bw{j -a{l ['v'r -yen.P tea.f ? j'P.viM;B
6 A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.
tw{mUl]h;m.l wyip.W byir.b .Wa{b'y lyis.k yet.pif ? a'r.qIy
7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
w{v.p;n veqw{m wy't'p.f.W w{l -h'Tix.m lyis.k -yiP
8 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
!,j'b -yer.d;x .Wd.r'y ~eh.w ~yim]h;l.tim.K !'G.rin yer.biD
9 He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
tyix.v;m l;[;b.l a.Wh x'a w{T.ka;l.mib h,P;r.tim ~;G
10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower ; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
qyiD;c #.Wr'y -w{B h'wh.y ~ev ]z{[ -l;D.gim ? b'G.fin.w
11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
w{l -ayih t,l/Wia ['m.vIy ~,r,j.B r'b'D byivem ? h'Mil.k.W
14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
t;['D -v,Q;b.T ~yim'k]x !,z{a.w t;['D -h,n.qIy !w{b'n bel
16 A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.
.WN,x.n;y ~yil{d.g yen.pil.w w{l byix.r;y ~'d'a !'T;m
17 The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.
18 The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
~yim.Wc][ !yeb.W l'rw{G;h tyiB.v;y ~yin'y.dim ? dyir.p;y
19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
;xyir.biK ~yinw{d.m.W z{[ -t;y.riQim ['v.pin x'a ? !w{m.r;a
20 With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied ; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
wy't'p.f t;a.Wb.T w{n.jiB [;B.fiT vyia -yip yir.Pim ? ['B.fIy
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
l;ka{y 'hy,b]h{a.w !w{v'l -d;y.B ~yiY;x.w t,w'm ? H'y.riP
22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
h'wh.yem !w{c'r q,p'Y;w bw{j a'c'm h'Via a'c'm
24 A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
x'aem qeb'D beh{a vey.w ;[e[{r.tih.l ~yi[er vyia