The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;1 the ears of the wise seek it out.
References for Proverbs 18:15
A gift2 opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.
References for Proverbs 18:16
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Casting the lot settles disputes3 and keeps strong opponents apart.
References for Proverbs 18:18
An offended4 brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
References for Proverbs 18:19
From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.5
References for Proverbs 18:20
The tongue has the power of life and death,6 and those who love it will eat its fruit.7
References for Proverbs 18:21