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Proverbs 18

NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NIV 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NIV 22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. NIV 24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. NIV 24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.