Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 18:16-24

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Proverbs 18:16-24

ESV 16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. ESV 17 The one 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. ESV 18 The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. ESV 19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and 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. ESV 20 From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach 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. ESV 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. ESV 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. ESV 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. ESV 24 A man of many companions may come 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.