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Proverbs 18

TNIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. TNIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. TNIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. TNIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. TNIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. TNIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. TNIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. TNIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. TNIV 9 One who is slack in his work is a close relative of one who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. TNIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified 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. TNIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. TNIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. TNIV 13 To answer before listening-- that is folly and shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. TNIV 14 The human spirit can endure 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? TNIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for 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. TNIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver 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. TNIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. TNIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. TNIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; 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. TNIV 20 From the fruit of their mouths people's stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. TNIV 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. TNIV 24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes 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.