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Proverbs 18

CEBA 1 Unfriendly people look out for themselves; they bicker with sensible people. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. CEBA 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing their opinion. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. CEBA 3 When the wicked arrive, so does contempt; with shame comes insult. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. CEBA 4 The words of a person's mouth are deep waters, a bubbling stream, a fountain of wisdom. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. CEBA 5 Favoring the wicked isn't good; it denies justice to the righteous. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. CEBA 6 The lips of fools make accusations; their mouths elicit beatings. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. CEBA 7 The mouth of fools is their ruin; their lips are a trap for their lives. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. CEBA 8 The words of gossips are like choice snacks; they go down to the inmost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. CEBA 9 Those who are lazy in their work are brothers to thugs. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. CEBA 10 The LORD's name is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and find refuge. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. CEBA 11 The riches of the wealthy are a strong city and like a high wall in their imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. CEBA 12 Pride comes before a disaster, but humility comes before respect. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. CEBA 13 Those who answer before they listen are foolish and disgraceful. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. CEBA 14 The human spirit sustains a sick person, but who can bear a broken spirit? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? CEBA 15 An understanding mind gains knowledge; the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. CEBA 16 A gift opens the way for access to important people. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. CEBA 17 The first person to testify seems innocent, until the other comes and cross-examines him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. CEBA 18 The dice settle conflicts and keep strong opponents apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. CEBA 19 An offended ally is more formidable than a city; such quarreling is like the bars of a castle. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. CEBA 20 The stomach is satisfied by the fruit of the mouth; one's lips can earn a satisfying income. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. CEBA 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. CEBA 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good, gaining favor from the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. CEBA 23 The poor plead for help, but the wealthy answer harshly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. CEBA 24 There are persons for companionship, but then there are friends who are more loyal than family. NIV 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.