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Proverbs 18

WEB 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, And defies all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. WEB 2 A fool has no delight in understanding, But only in broadcasting his own opinion. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. WEB 3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, And with shame comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. WEB 4 The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. WEB 5 To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, Nor to deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. WEB 6 A fool's lips come into strife, And his mouth invites beatings. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. WEB 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are a snare to his soul. NIV 7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul. WEB 8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: They go down into a person's innermost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. WEB 9 One who is slack in his work Is brother to him who is a master of destruction. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. WEB 10 The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: The righteous run to him, and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. WEB 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, Like an unscalable wall in his own imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. WEB 12 Before destruction the heart of man is proud, But before honor is humility. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. WEB 13 He who gives answer before he hears, That is folly and shame to him. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. WEB 14 A man's spirit will sustain him 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? WEB 15 The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. WEB 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. WEB 17 He who pleads his cause first seems right; Until another comes and questions him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. WEB 18 The lot settles disputes, And keeps strong ones apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. WEB 19 A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; And disputes 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. WEB 20 A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. WEB 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; 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. WEB 22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor of Yahweh. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. WEB 23 The poor pleads for mercy, But the rich answers harshly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. WEB 24 A man of many companions may be ruined, 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.