Proverbs 18 LEB

1 He who is selfish seeks a craving; against all sound judgment he shows contempt.

References for Proverbs 18:1

    • a 18:1 - Or "boundary"
      2 A fool will not take pleasure in understanding, but in expressing his heart.

      References for Proverbs 18:2

        • b 18:2 - Or "mind"
          3 With the coming of wickedness comes contempt also, and with dishonor, disgrace.
          4 Deep waters [are] words of the mouth of a man; a gushing stream [is] a fountain of wisdom.
          5 Being partial [to] faces of evil [is] not good, [nor] to subvert the righteous at the judgment.
          6 The lips of a fool will bring strife, and his mouth calls out for a flogging.
          7 The mouth of a fool [is] ruin to him, and his lips [are] a snare to his soul.

          References for Proverbs 18:7

            • c 18:7 - Or "life," or "inner self"
              8 The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.
              9 Even he who is slack in his work, he is brother to a master of destruction.

              References for Proverbs 18:9

                • d 18:9 - Or "owner"
                  10 A tower of strength is the name of Yahweh; into him the righteous will run and be safe.

                  References for Proverbs 18:10

                      11 The wealth of the rich [is] {his strong city}, and like a wall, it is high in his imagination.

                      References for Proverbs 18:11

                        • f 18:11 - Literally "a city of his strength"
                          12 In the presence of destruction, the heart of a man will be haughty, but in the presence of honor, humble.

                          References for Proverbs 18:12

                              13 He who returns a word before he will hear, folly itself [belongs] to him as well as shame.

                              References for Proverbs 18:13

                                  14 The spirit of a man will endure his sickness, but a broken spirit, who may bear it?
                                  15 An intelligent {mind} will acquire knowledge, and the ear of the wise will seek knowledge.

                                  References for Proverbs 18:15

                                    • i 18:15 - Literally "heart"
                                      16 The gift of a person will open doors for him, and before the great, it gives him access.
                                      17 The first in his dispute is [deemed] righteous, [but] his neighbor will come and examine him.
                                      18 The lot will put an end to disputes, and between powerful contenders it will decide.
                                      19 A brother who is offended [is worse] than a city of strength, and quarrels [are] like the bars of a fortification.
                                      20 From the fruit of a man's mouth, his stomach will be satisfied, as for the yield of his lips, it will satisfy.
                                      21 Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.

                                      References for Proverbs 18:21

                                        • j 18:21 - Literally "hand"
                                        • k 18:21 - That is, the power of the tongue
                                          22 He who finds a wife finds good, and he will obtain favor from Yahweh.

                                          References for Proverbs 18:22

                                              23 The poor may speak entreaties, but the rich will answer roughly.
                                              24 A man of [many] friends will come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.