Proverbs 18:15-21 NIV

15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

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16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

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17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.

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19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

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20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

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21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

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