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Proverbs 18

ESV 1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. NIV 1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. ESV 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. NIV 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. ESV 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. NIV 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach. ESV 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. NIV 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. ESV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. NIV 5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice. ESV 6 A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. NIV 6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. ESV 7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul. NIV 7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. ESV 8 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. NIV 8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. ESV 9 Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys. NIV 9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. ESV 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. NIV 10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. ESV 11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination. NIV 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. ESV 12 Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. NIV 12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. ESV 13 If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame. NIV 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. ESV 14 A man's spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? NIV 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? ESV 15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. NIV 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. ESV 16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. NIV 16 A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. ESV 17 The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. NIV 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. ESV 18 The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders. NIV 18 Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. ESV 19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle. NIV 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. ESV 20 From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. NIV 20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. ESV 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. ESV 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. ESV 23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly. NIV 23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly. ESV 24 A man of many companions may come 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.

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