Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 18:17-24

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Proverbs 18:17-24

RSV 17 He 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. RSV 18 The lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. RSV 19 A brother helped is like a strong city, but 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. RSV 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man 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. RSV 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. RSV 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. RSV 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly. RSV 24 There are friends who pretend to be friends, 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.