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Proverbs 18

ESV 1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. ESV 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. ESV 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. ESV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. ESV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. ESV 6 A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. ESV 7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, 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. ESV 8 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. ESV 9 Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. ESV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. ESV 11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. ESV 12 Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. ESV 13 If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. ESV 14 A man's spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? ESV 15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. ESV 16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. ESV 17 The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. ESV 18 The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. ESV 19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and 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. ESV 20 From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. ESV 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ESV 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. ESV 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. ESV 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks 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.