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Proverbs 18

YLT 1 For [an object of] desire he who is separated doth seek, With all wisdom he intermeddleth. NIV 1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. YLT 2 A fool delighteth not in understanding, But -- in uncovering his heart. NIV 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. YLT 3 With the coming of the wicked come also hath contempt, And with shame -- reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. YLT 4 Deep waters [are] the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom [is] a flowing brook. NIV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. YLT 5 Acceptance of the face of the wicked [is] not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice. YLT 6 The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth. NIV 6 A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating. YLT 7 The mouth of a fool [is] ruin to him, 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. YLT 8 The words of a tale-bearer [are] as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down [to] the inner parts of the heart. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. YLT 9 He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he [is] to a destroyer. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. YLT 10 A tower of strength [is] the name of Jehovah, Into it the righteous runneth, and is set on high. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. YLT 11 The wealth of the rich [is] the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. YLT 12 Before destruction the heart of man is high, And before honour [is] humility. NIV 12 Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. YLT 13 Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame. NIV 13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame. YLT 14 The spirit of a man sustaineth his sickness, And a smitten spirit who doth bear? NIV 14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? YLT 15 The heart of the intelligent 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. YLT 16 The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. YLT 17 Righteous [is] the first in his own cause, His neighbour cometh and hath searched him. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. YLT 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. YLT 19 A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace. NIV 19 An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. YLT 20 From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, [From the] increase 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. YLT 21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. YLT 22 [Whoso] hath found a wife hath found good, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. YLT 23 [With] supplications doth the poor speak, And the rich answereth fierce things. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. YLT 24 A man with friends [is] to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more 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.