Proverbs 18:17-24 NLT

17 The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins.
18 Flipping a coina can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents.

References for Proverbs 18:18

    • 18:18 - Hebrew Casting lots.
      19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
      20 Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.
      21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
      22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD .
      23 The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults.
      24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.