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Proverbs 18

NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but 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. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, 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. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in 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? NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and 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. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. NIV 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.