Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 18:16-24

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Proverbs 18:16-24

NRS 16 A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. NRS 17 The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines. NIV 17 The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. NRS 18 Casting the lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NRS 19 An ally offended is stronger than a city; such 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. NRS 20 From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied; the yield of the lips brings satisfaction. NIV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. NRS 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. NRS 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. NRS 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. NRS 24 Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. NIV 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.