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Proverbs 18

DBY 1 He that separateth himself seeketh [his] pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. DBY 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. DBY 3 When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. DBY 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, [and] the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. DBY 5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. DBY 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. DBY 7 A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. DBY 8 The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. DBY 9 He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. DBY 10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. DBY 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. DBY 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour [goeth] humility. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. DBY 13 He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. DBY 14 The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? DBY 15 The heart of an intelligent [man] getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. DBY 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. DBY 17 He that is first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. DBY 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. DBY 19 A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. DBY 20 A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. DBY 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. DBY 22 Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. DBY 23 He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. DBY 24 A man of [many] friends will come to ruin but there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother. NIV 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.