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Proverbs 18

WBT 1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. WBT 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may reveal itself. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. WBT 3 When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. WBT 4 The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the well-spring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. WBT 5 [It is] not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. WBT 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. WBT 7 A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. WBT 8 The words of a tale-bearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. WBT 9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. WBT 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. WBT 11 The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. WBT 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor [is] humility. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. WBT 13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame to him. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. WBT 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? WBT 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. WBT 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. WBT 17 [He that is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbor cometh and searcheth him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. WBT 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. WBT 19 A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] 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. WBT 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. WBT 21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. WBT 22 [Whoever] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favor from the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. WBT 23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. WBT 24 A man [that hath] friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh 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.