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Proverbs 18

RSVA 1 He who is estranged seeks pretexts to break out against all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. RSVA 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. RSVA 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. RSVA 4 The words of a man's 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. RSVA 5 It is not good to be partial to a wicked man, or to deprive a righteous man of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. RSVA 6 A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. RSVA 7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. RSVA 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. RSVA 9 He who 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. RSVA 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. RSVA 11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. RSVA 12 Before destruction a man'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. RSVA 13 If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. RSVA 14 A man's 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? RSVA 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. RSVA 16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. RSVA 17 He 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. RSVA 18 The lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. RSVA 19 A brother helped is like a strong city, but 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. RSVA 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man 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. RSVA 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. RSVA 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. RSVA 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. RSVA 24 There are friends who pretend to be friends, 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.