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Proverbs 18

RHE 1 He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions: he shall ever be subject to reproach. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. RHE 2 A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. RHE 3 The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. RHE 4 Words from the mouth of a man are as deep water: and the fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. RHE 5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. RHE 6 The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. RHE 7 The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. RHE 8 The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. RHE 9 He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him that wasteth his own works. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. RHE 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the just runneth to it, and shall be exalted. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. RHE 11 The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. RHE 12 Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. RHE 13 He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. RHE 14 The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? RHE 15 A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. RHE 16 A man’s gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. RHE 17 The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. RHE 18 The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between the mighty. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. RHE 19 A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city: and judgments are like the bars of cities. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. RHE 20 Of the fruit of a man’s mouth shall his belly be satisfied: and the offspring of his lips shall fill him. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. RHE 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: they that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. RHE 22 He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and shall receive a pleasure from the Lord. He that driveth away a good wife, driveth away a good thing: but he that keepeth an adulteress, is foolish and wicked. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. RHE 23 The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. RHE 24 A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly 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.