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Proverbs 18

NRS 1 The one who lives alone is self-indulgent, showing contempt for all who have sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. NRS 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. NRS 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. NRS 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. NRS 5 It is not right to be partial to the guilty, or to subvert the innocent in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. NRS 6 A fool's lips bring strife, and a fool's mouth invites a flogging. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. NRS 7 The mouths of fools are their ruin, and their lips a snare to themselves. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. NRS 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. NRS 9 One who is slack in work is close kin to a vandal. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NRS 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NRS 11 The wealth of the rich is their strong city; in their imagination it is like a high wall. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. NRS 12 Before destruction one's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. NRS 13 If one gives answer before hearing, it is folly and shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. NRS 14 The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit—who can bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NRS 15 An intelligent mind 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. NRS 16 A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. NRS 17 The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. NRS 18 Casting the lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NRS 19 An ally offended is stronger 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. NRS 20 From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied; the yield of the lips brings satisfaction. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. NRS 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. NRS 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. NRS 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. NRS 24 Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. NIV 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.