The one who lives alone is self-indulgent, showing contempt for all who have sound judgment.
References for Proverbs 18:1
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion.
When wickedness comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes disgrace.
The words of the mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream.
It is not right to be partial to the guilty, or to subvert the innocent in judgment.
A fool's lips bring strife, and a fool's mouth invites a flogging.
The mouths of fools are their ruin, and their lips a snare to themselves.
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
One who is slack in work is close kin to a vandal.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.
The wealth of the rich is their strong city; in their imagination it is like a high wall.
Before destruction one's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
If one gives answer before hearing, it is folly and shame.
The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit—who can bear?
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great.
The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines.
Casting the lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders.
An ally offended is stronger than a city; such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
References for Proverbs 18:19
From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied; the yield of the lips brings satisfaction.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.
The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin.
References for Proverbs 18:24